Joy Division bassist, Peter Hook has performed a selection of songs from the band's esteemed catalogue with the Manchester Camerata orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of his ‘Joy Division Orchestrated’ tour, which arrives in Australia next month.
The two-and-a-half-hour show was an emotional triumph, culminating in a standing ovation worthy performance of, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. The packed crowd drowns out Hook’s surprisingly authentic emulation of Ian Curtis’ vocals in the chorus’, inciting a melancholy celebration of the classic track that only compounds with meaning over time. Watch below:
In just a few weeks, Peter Hook will be bringing ‘Joy Division Orchestrated’ to Australia for a national run of dates, accompanied by The Metropolitan Orchestra. The show promises an "immersive" performance of the band's "seminal post-punk repertoire" and, judging from the above footage, delivers just that! Details and ticket info here.
Joy Division’s debut album, Unknown Pleasures recently marked its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, a limited edition reissue of the album on ruby red vinyl with alternative white cover art has been released. Check it out here.
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