Peter Hook home
Back in the summer of 1979 few people knew that one of history's most important gigs was about to take place. When the Sex Pistols played Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall it had a seismic effect on the city's music scene. Suddenly everybody wanted to form a band including Peter Hook, Ian Curtis and Bernard Sumner who formed Warsaw (later renamed Joy Division) with Stephen Morris a few weeks later.
The band that brought the world 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' , 'Atmosphere' and 'She's Lost Control' were on the cusp of something huge when singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980. Since then, the rest of the band moved on musically with New Order, but Joy Division have continued to win fans, particularly after the release of feature films 24 Hour Party People and Control.
It seems a fitting tribute that Peter Hook first performed Unknown Pleasures - the band's debut album which was heavily financed by Factory Record's Tony Wilson - on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis's death in Manchester back in May. Now Barcelona has the chance to pay homage too.