Peter Hook has announced that he will perform the complete works of Joy Division at a one-off concert at Christ Church, Macclesfield this May. The date marks exactly 35 years since the death of the band’s iconic singer Ian Curtis. Hook and his current band, The Light, will play every single song the band recorded in chronological order, including both studio albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer.
They will also play the posthumously released Still as well as B-sides and rarities. The show is called ‘So This Is Permanence’, taking its name from the lyrics of “Twenty Four Hours” from the Closer album. The same title was used for a book of Ian Curtis’ writing last year. All proceeds from ‘So This Is Permanence’ 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.