Joy Division

3rd May 1979: Eric's, Liverpool (Amnesty International Benefit)

With The Passage and Fireplace. Admission 75p.

Joy Division headlined an Amnesty International benefit concert with two Manchester bands as support.

"Joy Division now sketch withering grey abstractions of industrial malaise.
Unfortunately, as anyone who has lived in a
low-rent squalor of a Northern Industrial city would know, their vision is deadly accurate.

... Song titles are and lyrics are suitably brief and abstract:
Not Afraid
and Atmosphere

... Musically Joy Division is more punishing than any Heavy Metal band...when Joy Division left the stage I felt emotionally drained. They are, without any exaggeration, an Important Band." - Ian Wood NME, 26 May 1979

Poster: Thanks to Gis Southworth

Flyer: Thanks to Alyn Currie