May 18th, 2015
Episode 366 of 1406 episodes
It is 35 years since the death of Ian Curtis, frontman of the seminal Salford post-punk band Joy Division. The band garnered international critical acclaim with the release of their debut album Unknown Pleasures in 1979, but the group was dissolved following Curtis’s suicide at the age of just 23 in 1980. To mark the occasion, ex-Joy Division bassist Peter Hook, who went on to form New Order with Bernard Sumner, will be performing a one-off homecoming concert tonight at Christ Church in Macclesfield. Peter Hook and The Light will play Joy Division’s entire back catalogue at the venue, close to the Talbot Pub where the band used to rehearse.