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Peter Hook to Perform All of Joy Division’s Songs at Special May Show

Peter Hook: So This Is PermanenceFormer 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 17Miami, FloridaGrand Central
April 18St. Petersburg, FloridaState Theatre
April 19Orlando, FloridaPlaza Live
April 21Athens, GeorgiaGeorgia Theatre
April 22New Orleans, LouisianaRepublic
April 24Dallas, TexasGranada Theatre
April 25Kansas City, MissouriMiddle of the Map Festival
April 27Cincinnati, OhioBogart’s
April 28Nashville, TennesseeExit/In
April 29Louisville, KentuckyHeadliners Music Hall
May 1Carrboro, North CarolinaCat’s Cradle
May 2Asheville, North CarolinaOrange Peel

To find out more about tour dates and “So This Is Permanence,” visit

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