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DATE. VENUE

Date: Wednesday 24 October 1979

Venue: Odeon Theatre – Birmingham (UK)


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner

Concert organization: Asgard

Opening for: Buzzcocks
Joy Division were chosen to support the
Buzzcocks on their fifth British tour (Tuesday 2 October–Saturday 10 November 1979)


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ticket price: £2.50


 

MEMORIES

The Birmingham concert was heavily attended by Buzzcocks fans. After a few songs by Joy Division, to which the audience politely applauded, many started to wander back to the bar, prompting Ian to say to one group of punks 'Sorry we're not the UK Subs'. Some of them decided to stay after hearing that, and the crowd warmed up to the group as the set progressed
(Source: Mark Johnson – An Ideal for living)


 

PRESS REVIEW

Alternative Sounds Telegraph (UK) (November 1979) – review written by Dean Goddard