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‘Joy Division on mainland Europe 1979-1980

12 memorial gigs within 3 months time

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Joy Division on mainland Europe 1979-1980’

12 memorial gigs within 3 months time

 

The story of the English band Joy Division started the day after the famous first show of The Sex Pistols in The Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, on June 4th 1976. The tragic death of their singer Ian Curtis on May 18th 1980, their short and impressive existence resolutely came to a halt. A day that marked the end of Joy Division and became the start of something new.

After a period of only 4 years, the band transformed into a myth, which would grow to unprecedented, iconic proportions.

 

Apart from the shows by the band in the UK, in their short life they also performed in clubs on the mainland of Europe. Two of them took place in 1979, namely during the opening night of the renowed Plan K in Brussels mid October and at the end of December in Paris at club Bains-Douches.

The beginning of January 1980, Joy Division for the last time crossed the Canal for their one and only tour; 10 memorable concerts in only three countries in Europe. I witnessed the gig at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.

Now, almost 40 years later, a part of the mysteries of Joy Division’s European gigs will be unravelled. Their shows and their stay in Europe will be described in the English book Joy Division on mainland Europe 1979-1980’ 12 memorial gigs within 3 months time, that i’m composing.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME

 

I am looking for anyone who can supply me with information they may have regarding the Joy Division’s European gigs. You may have some information and/or material that can be used in the book, like a personal memory of the concert, an image of a poster, program, concert ticket, press release or a newspaper clipping (announcement or review), and you wish to share them with me for publication, please contact me. Furthermore, i’d like images of the concerts where they played but i am also interested in the concert halls and their audiences around the 1980’s. Please let me know if you own something i have mentioned and if you are willing to share information or if you know of someone who i can contact regarding the items i have referred to in this posting.

 

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VENUES FEATURED IN THE BOOK

 

‘Joy Division on mainland Europe 1979-1980’

12 memorial gigs within 3 months time

October 16 - 1979

tuesday

PLAN K

Brussels, Belgium

December 18 - 1979

tuesday

BAINS-DOUCHES

Paris, France

January 11 - 1980

friday

PARADISO

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

January 12 - 1980

saturday

PAARD VAN TROJE

The Hague, The Netherlands

January 13 - 1980

sunday

DOORNROOSJE

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

January 14 - 1980

monday

KING KONG

Antwerp, Belgium

January 15 - 1980

tuesday

THE BASEMENT

Cologne, Germany

January 16 - 1980

wednesday

LANTAREN

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

January 17 - 1980

thursday

PLAN K

Brussels, Belgium

January 18 - 1980

friday

EFFENAAR

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

January 19 - 1980

saturday

VERA

Groningen, The Netherlands

January 21 - 1980

monday

KANT KINO

Berlin, Germany

January 11th 1980, first gig of Joy Division's tour on the mainland of Europe at Paradiso Amsterdam

 

Ian Curtis wearing a long-sleeved shirt during the first set of the gig and the 'The Sound And The Fury' T-shirt during the second.

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