1983-03-23 Leadmill - Sheffield (w/ Nico)
1983-xx-xx Fridge - BrixtonOne track ("Touch The Sky") has surfaced from this show, taken from the mixing board. The date could be Dec 10th, as somebody who had recorded their show (the tape has now been lost sadly) said they opened for New Order, but since NO wasn't known to have played the Fridge, he may have crossed them up with the Wake, who did play on that date.
1984-03-12 Carousel Club - Manchester (w/ Gil Scott-Heron and John Cooper Clarke and Friend)Flyer (which doesn't list the band)
1984-05-14 Royal Festival Hall - London (w/ New Order, John Cooper Clarke, and Keith Allen)Miners benefit. Amazingly, given the nearly dozen or so recordings of New Order, that none have surfaced for Life.
1984-05-21 Palais - Leicester (w/ New Order)As documented in 'From Heaven To Heaven', pp.158-162. Two tracks were videoed by the Bedford crew, and remain uncirculated for now. Dec Hickey has kindly shared two stills from that performance: 1 and 2.
1984-06-29 FAC51 The Hacienda - Manchester (w/ The Fall and Terry's Babies)Dites Moi Ride On(?) Loving My Way(?) Optimism The Night(?) Better Tell Me Flyer An audience recording, 1st generation from BD, has surfaced.
1984 Jun Tell Me [ Factory FAC 106 ]Discogs
1984 Jul Tell Me / Dites Moi [ Factory Benelux FBN 37 ]Discogs
1984 Summer Life supported New Order on their summer tourThere may be additional dates than the two listed below. Thanks go to Michael Dawson for this information.
1984-08-20 Winter Gardens - Margate (w/ New Order)
1984-08-27 Heaven - London (w/ New Order)
1985-03-20 Polytechnic - Portsmouth (w/ A Certain Ratio)Poster + ticket
1985 Apr Optimism [ Factory FAC 122 ]Discogs
1985 Apr Better [ Factory Benelux FBN 42 ]Discogs
1985-10-06 Greenwich Theature - London (w/ Durutti Column)Flyer
1985-11-20 Mandela Building, Sheffield Polytechnic - SheffieldTell Me Lights Out Optimism Better Not Even Worth It(?) Loving My Way(?) Ride On(?) Why Don't You(?) No Way(?) Hold You In My Arms(?) An audience recording, 2nd generation from an unknown source, has surfaced. The first track starts late, so only about 30s of 'Tell Me' was recorded.
1985-11-22 Teeside Polytechnic - MiddlesboroughFrom comment on MDMArchive by 'simong' Which leads us to: Fanzine article shared by none other than Tosh Ryan, but not the same one refernced above.
1986-02-27 Civic Hall - Wolverhampton (w/ New Order)
1986-03-01 Spectrum Arena - Warrington (w/ New Order)As reported by 'tock'.
1986-08-02 The Boardwalk - Manchester (w/ The Ex and The Aubergines)Flyer