1 Aug 2013
Live_Transmission 
Joy Division - Live_Transmission

Live_Transmission is a new audio-visual performance based on the music of Joy Division as reinterpreted by Scanner and the Heritage Orchestra with visuals by Matt Watkins. The show was originally conceived by Laura Ducceschi and later commissioned by the Brighton Festival 2012.

The new UK tour runs from late September and the full itinerary is as follows:

September

Sat 21 - London - Royal Festival Hall
Mon 23 - Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 24 - Northampton, Royal & Derngate
Wed 25 - Bristol, Colston Hall
Thu 26 - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Fri 27 - Basingstoke, The Anvil
Sat 28 - Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Sun 29 - Salford, The Lowry
Mon 30 - Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

October

Tue 1 - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Wed 2 - Gateshead, The Sage

More info at allgigs.co.uk and joydivisionreworked.com

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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