Joy Division

3rd November 1979: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (cancelled)
On tour with the Buzzcocks

South Wales Echo Friday 2nd November 1979
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".

It is more likely that the concert was cancelled because Ian had suffered a lengthy seizure at the Bournemouth concert the night before.

Books that call the venue "Sofia" are incorrect.

Image courtesy Omega Auctions. From Peter Hook's collection which he auctioned off in March 2019.