Celebrating one of the most influential bands in music history, Joy Division’s legendary bassist Peter Hook & The Manchester Camerata are set for September 2021 dates for their acclaimed The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated collaboration as it performs its first ever Manchester concert at O2 Apollo Manchester and appears at the historic London Palladium.

Having sold out both Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2019 and with concerts being postponed last year, these events represent the first time the show has been brought to the band’s hometown and they are only the second run of concerts for this intensely powerful show which has been met with great praise from long term fans and media alike.

Curated by Hooky with musical director Tim Crooks, The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated sees some fifty plus artists, musicians and guest vocalists come together to revisit the post punk elements that shaped Joy Division’s ground breaking sound, aligned with a full orchestra to reflect and respect the spirit which defines their heritage.

The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated is the first time a founder member of the group has developed such a project, pouring heart and soul into the orchestral representations of the band’s post punk repertoire as the set takes in many seminal Joy Division classics as well some less well known tracks from the canon.

Undoubtedly expectations were high at the first Royal Albert Hall July 2019 concert with Hooky revealing it was one of the most “nerve-wracking” experiences of his life, yet reactions were excellent.

As a band tragically ended just on the eve of their first American tour in May 1980, Joy Division’s influence has grown remarkably since and remains ever present, with fans of all generations and the many contemporary bands who have taken on the template of the band’s sound in the modern era.

With September’s shows marking only the second time that The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated will have been performed in the UK, don’t pass up the opportunity to catch this emotive show as it captures the unique legacy of one of music culture’s most iconic bands.



Date Venue
Fri 10th The London Palladium
Fri 17th O2 Apollo Manchester

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