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. Ian Wood (NME, 26 May 1979) gave anextended review: "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.
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."

Thanks to Alyn Currie for the scan