3rd November 1979: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (cancelled)
On tour with the Buzzcocks
Thanks to The Wolf Man Knew My Father for the scan
This concert was cancelled. The South Wales Echo were
still advertising tickets for sale on Thursday 1st
November, but in Friday 2nd's edition there was a
"CANCELLED" sign stamped across the advert.
Mark Anderson didn't see the paper ... he tells us "I
turned up not knowing of the cancellation and was told by
box office staff that it was cancelled due to poor ticket
sales. I do not know if this is correct but am relating
what I was informed at the time".
The cancellation may have been a relief to Joy Division
as Ian had suffered a lengthy seizure at the Bournemouth
concert the night before and this would have provided a
much needed break.
Books that call the venue "Sofia" are incorrect.
Buzzcocks / Joy Division Autumn Tour 1979 Gig