Tour accurately billed as “35 Years On – So This Is Permanence”; special show takes place May 18 in England. See tour poster with all North American dates listed below.
Peter Hook & The Light return to Christ Church, Macclesfield on May 18th to perform the complete works of Joy Division. Hooky and The Light will play every single track ever written and recorded by the band at this singular concert at the beautiful 18th Century place of worship in the centre of the town where the group was founded. Both Unknown Pleasures and Closer, along with sundry singles and EP tracks, will be featured. As has become their live staple, The Light will perform both studio albums sequentially and in full at the event while the night will also see the band perform Joy Division’s final release, Still – a collection of material released posthumously in October 1981, just under one year after Ian’s death.
“So This Is Permanence” takes its name from the lyrics of “Twenty Four Hours”, an album track from the second side of Closer. Both the venue and the town hold great resonance for the event as Joy Division used to rehearse regularly at the nearby Talbot Pub in Macclesfield, although they never actually performed live in the town. As is well known, Macclesfield is the hometown of both Ian Curtis & Stephen Morris and in another coincidence, Christ Church was attended by Ian in his youth.
All proceeds from “So This Is Permanence” are to be donated to The Epilepsy Society and The Churches Conservation Trust with the donation to the CCT earmarked for the redevelopment of Christ Church.
Go HERE at Blurt to read an earlier live review of the band.