Peter Hook and the Manchester Camerata have announced two UK concerts of “The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated” this autumn.
Hook collaborated with the chamber orchestra as early as 2019 for three concerts, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in which the musicians “revisited the post-punk elements that shaped Joy Division’s brand new sound, aligned with an orchestra full to show. and to respect the spirit that defines their heritage.
‘The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated’ will return with shows at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on October 14 and at the London Palladium the following night (October 15).
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
“Covid has brought some strange hours to these events, but after touring and playing with Joy Division normally, let’s just say, I’m looking forward to this new job more than ever. It’s hard to transcribe, but I love the challenge, and it brings freshness to the whole concept,” Hook said in a statement.
“After those two incredible concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, I was thinking about how we could top them. Playing those concerts gave me a great idea of how to improve the impact for future shows. Both venues are very historic. The Palladium is as famous as the RAH and the Sydney, another great honor for us, and the Apollo played a huge part in my musical life, so I thought it was a great fit. .Both venues are great for a big show.”
Musical Director Tim Crooks added: “It’s great news that we’re bringing this incredible show to The Palladium and The Apollo, two of my favorite venues to date. As musicians, we’ve all missed to be able to play while we listen to it. ‘back to the show at last, I hope that the concerts will bring great joy to everyone who attends.’
Earlier this year, Hook helped unveil a new mural by Joy Division member Ian Curtis in the center of Macclesfield.