Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook has announced a run of shows with an orchestra to celebrate the enduring legacy of Joy Division ahead of the 40th anniversary of Unknown Pleasures this year.
In what promises to be "an immersive show that recognises their role in shaping popular culture and the influence they continue to hold," Peter Hook will be joined by The Metropolitan Orchestra to perform a set honouring Joy Division's iconic post-punk stylings.
The tour, which is set to see Hook and The Metropolitan Orchestra perform in some of Australia's most grandiose venues, will undoubtedly offer a fascinating take on the influentially minimal sound of Joy Division's output. Despite receiving mixed reviews overseas and with Peter Hook's communication with his fellow Joy Division bandmates being infamously dire, we can't wait to see how these concerts eventuate.
Tickets go on sale Thursday April 18 - check out all the dates below.
Peter Hook and The Metroplitan Orchestra present Joy Division
Friday August 2 – Sydney Opera House
Saturday August 3 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Tuesday August 6 – Great Hall, Brisbane
Friday August 9 – Perth Concert Hall
Sunday August 11 – Plenary Theatre, Melbourne
Keen on tickets? Grab them here.