In May, Peter Hook will be covering ‘Still’ the closing Joy Division album (hot on the heals of his succesful Closer gigs). It’s an ambitious idea considering the diversity of material on the record and it’s emotional position in the band’s brief canyon. One album is a collection of out-takes and un-released or lesser heard tracks, while the second album is a live recording of Joy Divisions’ last ever concert at High Hall, Birmingham on 2nd May 1980.
At the May concert Hooky and The Light are to perform each disc separately, first the studio recording and then replicate the final ever Joy Division concert in a double header which has been long awaited and anticipated by fans and devotees of the band.
via Peter Hook to play the whole of the ‘Still’ album | Louder Than War.
After the success of his 2010 Unknown Pleasures 30th Anniversary Tour, Joy Division bassist, PETER HOOK, will return in 2012 with his band THE LIGHT, to play songs from CLOSER – back to back – with shows in Wellington and Auckland. The tour is a celebration of the legacy of the music of Joy Division who, in just three and half years together, became one of the most formidable and influential bands in musical history. CLOSER for many reasons is one of the greatest records ever released.
Although the band was to last only three and a half years with the tragic suicide of Joy Division lead singer, Ian Curtis in May 1980, the Martin Hannett produced seminal second and final album CLOSER was released two months later, becoming an instant classic across fans and critics.