Gigs & Festivals

Hook to perform Joy Division debut for 30th anniversary

By | Published on Wednesday 21 April 2010

To mark the 30th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’s suicide, Peter Hook has announced that he will perform the band’s debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in full, with his band The Light, at a gig at Manchester’s Factory venue next month. A portion of the ticket price donated to mental health charity Mind and the Keith Bennett Appeal, which was set up to recover the remains of the Moors murder victim after police called off the search in 2009.

The show will take place on 18 May. Tickets cost £19.99 and can be purchased here:

Mind’s chief exec Paul Farmer told CMU: “It is wonderful that Mind is going to benefit from such an exciting event. The generous donation will help fund our work to improve the lives of people with mental distress, including our MindinfoLine, which provides confidential advice and support to those that need it. Our sincerest thanks go to Peter Hook and everyone else that is involved. By raising awareness of mental health we can help combat the huge stigma that surrounds it and show others that it is okay to be open about your experiences and to seek help”.