Former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and his band, The Light, will conclude its short spring touring schedule with a May 18 performance of every track ever recorded by Joy Division. The date is significant in Joy Division history — it’s when, in 1980, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life. The remainder of the band eventually became New Order.
The show, called “So This Is Permanence,” will take place in the 18th-century Christ Church in Macclesfield, England, the town in which Joy Division got its start. Proceeds from the singular event will benefit The Epilepsy Society and The Churches Conservation Trust.
Leading up to the Macclesfield show, Peter Hook & The Light will conduct a short “Unknown Pleasures/Closer” tour, at which the group will open for itself with a set of New Order songs.
“Unknown Pleasures/Closer” Tour Dates:
|April 17||Miami, Florida||Grand Central|
|April 18||St. Petersburg, Florida||State Theatre|
|April 19||Orlando, Florida||Plaza Live|
|April 21||Athens, Georgia||Georgia Theatre|
|April 22||New Orleans, Louisiana||Republic|
|April 24||Dallas, Texas||Granada Theatre|
|April 25||Kansas City, Missouri||Middle of the Map Festival|
|April 27||Cincinnati, Ohio||Bogart’s|
|April 28||Nashville, Tennessee||Exit/In|
|April 29||Louisville, Kentucky||Headliners Music Hall|
|May 1||Carrboro, North Carolina||Cat’s Cradle|
|May 2||Asheville, North Carolina||Orange Peel|
To find out more about tour dates and “So This Is Permanence,” visit PeterHook.com.