[kj] (OT) Joy Division US Tour 1980

bongo humanhybrid666 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 20:17:46 EDT 2016

awesome, thanks for that :)

"due to a lack of trained trumpeters, the end of the world has been
postponed indefinitely..."

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Stephen Robinson <
heiferboy at robinsonworld.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> I was reading this on the cookd and boomd forum
> no_manhattan80_hurrah1.jpg
> <http://www.enkiri.com/joy/pics/no_manhattan80_hurrah1.jpg>
> Somebody says:
> "
> That was the 26th of September 1980, the second date of  a short US tour
> where they played some of the east coast venues they were booked to play on
> the Joy Division US tour that summer (Ian killed himself the day before
> they were due to leave). Hurrah's in New York would have been their first
> date - 21st-23rd of May. It was also the penultimate gig they played as a 3
> piece, and they were using rented or hastily-purchased gear as their tour
> van was stolen overnight.
> According to people who were there, they opened with 'In A Lonely Place'
> with the stage in darkness apart from a single purple spotlight
> illuminating an empty mic stand in the centre of the stage. At this point
> they hadn't settled on Bernard as the singer and were still taking it in
> turns to sing, so Stephen sang lead vocals on a couple of songs (you can
> see he has a mic in front of him).
> The gig was filmed by Hurrah's resident VJ and a few years ago she put a
> few clips up on Youtube but took all but one down.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1LijhiJs4
> She said he was going to release it on DVD but its never surfaced."
> On 18 Oct 2016, at 19:22, Rheinhold Squeegee <kjlist at live.com> wrote:
> I thought  this might be of interest to some here...
> 1980 schedule for upcoming acts at Duffy's in Minneapolis, including a May
> 29 performance by Joy Division. As we all know, Ian Curtis committed
> suicide on May 18, the day before band were to depart for the US. And the
> rest is post-punk history.
> Duffy's was also the venue for Killing Joke's first MN appearance in 1981.
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