Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Joy Division tour... kind of

It's weird to think that it's been 30 years since Joy Division's debut album. 30 years... How music has changed since then.

Although not widely successful in it's day, the side B opening track She's Lost Control cemented Joy Division into the books of music history.

In celebration of the anniversary, Peter Hook (the original bassist and member of New Order) will be bringing special "friends" out to perform Unknown Pleasures in full. Along the way they will also be performing other Joy Division songs. The British tour also included videos and talks about the history of Joy Division and New Order.

It's all happening September 27 at the Tivoli.

This show will be polarising; some people like me would love to see these songs played live, even without Ian Curtis. The purists will hate it though.

Here's the famous She's Lost Control television performance. You can see Peter Hook in action at the start:
Joy Division-She's Lost Control-1979 from Meurglys68 on Vimeo.

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