Thursday, July 3 @ BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m.
The acrimony between Sumner and bassist Peter Hook, who along with drummer Stephen Morris and keyboardist Gillian Gilbert formed New Order at their peak, was muted in the ’80s by the group’s minimalist aesthetic. Like other acts on Manchester’s Factory Records, their album covers were cryptic. Band members seldom granted interviews, refrained from onstage banter, refused encores and went about their tasks like diligent technicians. Since the ’80s New Order has seen dormant phases and lineup shifts, side projects and tempers flaring even as band members continued to absorb new influences from the dance music they helped inspire.