NO: 29 NOV 1982 Capitol Theatre - Sydney, Australia

New Order Capitol Theatre '82 poster
courtesy of MDMArchive

No setlist for this performance has surfaced to date...much less a recording.

This was posted by one "Brubut" on DIME in the 2018 timeframe, in a thread about Irvine Meadows 1985:

"Thanks for posting this. It reminds me of the first NO gig I saw at The Capitol Theatre Sydney in 1982. I was the record company person looking after support John Cooper Clarke and he and NO decided to do a surprise encore of Lady Godiva's Operation.  JCC spent the day at my place learning the lyrics. On the night most people had started leaving the show due to the New Order Don't do Encores signs everywhere when they came back on for a stunning and unique version of the VU track.  The sad news is back at the hotel later that night drinking with NO and JCC I was briefly (legally) in possession of the desk tape but someone from NO's crew asked for it back. Question is, has anyone got a recording of this show, in particular the encore?"

Now that would be something worth hearing, wouldn't it? Perhaps the tape still exists in the Gretton box, but who knows if it's got the encore track on it."

When asked about the setlist, he replied:

"Unfortunately I couldn't possibly remember the set list. I should have grabbed one when I was back stage. Hindsight is such a great thing. I might see if I can chase up a copy through JCC.  See if he ever got a copy of the tape. I was originally given the desk tape to make him a copy but it was taken away by someone (tour manager) who said they'd do it. If I ever get it I'll certainly share it on DIME." entry also confirming no setlist


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