Permanence: Peter Hook to perform every Joy Division song on 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death


The 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ suicide arrives this May, and while recent news has centered around the sale of the home in which the Joy Division frontman hanged himself, attention is starting to turn back to where it belongs: the music.

Founding bassist Peter Hook and his new band the Light today announced a May 18 show at the Christ Church in Macclesfield, England, where they will perform every Joy Division song as a celebration to Curtis’ life.

Details on the show are below, as are the full dates of Peter Hook & the Light’s upcoming Joy Division tour of southern United States cities that were mostly skipped over during Hooky’s previous jaunts through our side of the Atlantic.


Here’s word:

Peter Hook & The Light will return to the Christ Church in Macclesfield on May 18th 2015 to perform the complete works of Joy Division, as a celebration of the life of Ian Curtis.

The band will play every track ever written and recorded by the band at this singular concert at the beautiful 18th Century place of worship.


Proceeds from the event 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.

Tickets for this unique event will go on sale this Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 9am via www.eventim.co.uk/permanence.

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And here are this spring’s Peter Hook & the Light tour dates:


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