Peter Hook will mark the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death by performing the complete works of Joy Division in a 500-seat, 18th century church in Macclesfield, England — a charity event dubbed “So This is Permanence” that will see all proceeds donated to the Epilepsy Society and the Churches Conservation Trust, according to the bassist.
The concert, at which Hook and his band The Light “will play every single track ever written and recorded” by Joy Division, is set for May 18 at at Christ Church, with tickets going on sale 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The “So This is Permanence” concert, named after a lyric from “Twenty Four Hours,” follows Hook’s spring tour of the southern U.S. during which he’ll play Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Closer in addition to an opening set of New Order favorites.
Hook recently completed his Low-Life/Brotherhood tour, which included performances of both albums plus singles and B-sides from what Hook calls New Order’s “most prolific period,” spanning August 1983 up to 1987, including “Thieves Like Us,’” “State of the Nation,” “Love Vigilantes,” “The Perfect Kiss” and more.
See Hook’s full tour dates below.
Peter Hook & The Light tour dates:
April 17: Grand Central, Miami, FL
April 18: State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
April 19: The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
April 21: Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
April 22: Republic, New Orleans, LA
April 24: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
April 25: Middle Of The Map Festival, Kansas City, MO
April 27: Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
April 28: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
April 29: Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
May 1: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
May 2: Orange Peel, Asheville NC
May 18: So This is Permanence, Christ Church, Macclesfield, UK