Video — September 27, 2013 at 8:08 am

Video: Moby joins Peter Hook on trio of Joy Division songs at Seattle concert

Moby and Peter Hook

Photo via plusruss on Instagram

Peter Hook’s current U.S. tour — on which he’s performing New Order’s first two albums, 1981′s Movement and 1983′s Power, Corruptions & Lies, in their entirety each night — may be just about over, but fans at Wednesday night’s show in Seattle got a special treat: electronic music whiz Moby hopped on stage during the encore to sing three Joy Division classics.

As you can see from the video posted below (via thedown5), Moby — who’s done this sort of thing before — handles vocals on “New Dawn Fades,” “Transmission” and “Ceremony,” the latter of which became New Order’s first single following the death of Ian Curtis.

Hook wraps up his U.S. dates with shows tonight in San Francisco and Saturday in Denver.

 

Peter Hook & The Light with Moby, “New Dawn Fades”

 

Peter Hook & The Light with Moby, “Transmission”

 

Peter Hook & The Light with Moby, “Ceremony”

 

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11 Comments

  1. Not Johnny Marr

    This is wrong in so many ways — I don’t even know where to begin.
    On a positive note, at least Billy Corgan did not hop up on stage.

  2. Whomever told Moby it would be cool to wear that shirt was wrong.

    This video reinforces my decision not to see this show when it came to town.

  3. Worse than karaoke.

    Hey look, a has been and a never was. Figures Seattle people would eat this up.

  4. Great comments! ;)

  5. I’m just glad they cut out the “Twerking” part…

  6. Scott Stalcup

    Moby: Please take your desire to be Ian to its logical conclusion.

    We could fund purchase of the washing line on Kickstarter no problem!

  7. Truly dreadful. Had to turn off the sound after 30 seconds of this crap.

  8. Like… are you all 12? Probably. If you don’t like the way that sounds. you don’t like Joy Division. Moby has been a vocal supporter of JD since… well, before you were born. C’mon–“Transmission” rocked! In jazz there’s a long history of doing covers, reimagining songs, guest players–but rock is so stubborn and, frankly, white. There’s nothing truly dreadful about this–it looks like the band and the fans were having a riot. And it sounds fine.

  9. Scott Stalcup

    After Moby’s butchering of Mission of Burma, he should not be allowed near any postpunk song EVER.

    Hard to believe he was once a member of Vatican Commandos.

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