Recorded prior to the release of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, Joy Division’s Peel Sessions debut showed how rapidly the group were evolving.
The Manchester legends also play in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans during March.
New Order’s classic debut single, Ceremony featured lyrics from Ian Curtis, bridging the group’s Joy Division past with post-punk’s future.
The best reissues of 2022 bring must-have classic albums back into view for long-term collectors and curious newcomers alike.
Cathartic yet catchy, Joy Division’s debut single, Transmission, showed the group morphing into one of post-punk’s most important bands.
The shows start in Edinburgh on April 13 and wrap in Somerset on April 29 next.
So good they recorded it twice, Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control is a stark post-punk classic that still sounds like the future.
Initially intended to be a giveaway for fans, Joy Division’s three-track Komakino single is now a collector’s item.
Dark, enigmatic and compelling, Joy Division’s debut album, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, has retained its allure in the decades since its release.
Like ‘The X Factor’ for punks, the Stiff Test/Chiswick Challenge got Joy Division noticed and led to the creation of Factory Records.
Ian Curtis was almost banned from the venue, and their support act started a fight, but Joy Division’s live debut birthed the post-punk era.
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