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Peter Hook & The Light To Perform The Complete Works Of Joy Division: Christ Church Show Set For May

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It’s official: Peter Hook & The Light are about to have a very busy Spring.

The band have just announced that hot on the heels of their Southern U.S. tour in April and May, they will play a show in Christ Church, Macclesfield.

And not just any show.

Titled So This Is Permanence, the May 18 gig will be a performance of the complete works of Joy Division–every single track ever written and recorded will be played. The Christ Church show is of special significance as it’s the town where the legendary band was formed.  Named after a lyric in the song “Twenty Four Hours,” This Is Permanence will be a moving and rousing look back at the career of a band who got their start 35 years ago and remain one of the most influential acts of all time.

Although Joy Division rehearsed at the Talbot Pub in Macclesfield, the band never played live in the town where both Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris were born and raised.

As for the venue itself, Christ Church is a centrally located 18th century church in Macclesfield that, in spite of not being used for 30 years, has sprung back to life and is even being considered as a regular venue for the arts.

All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Epilepsy Society and the Churches Conservation Trust. The donation to the CCT will be earmarked for the Christ Church renovation.

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