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Date: Friday 30 March 1979

Venue: Youth Centre – London (Walthamstow) (UK)



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

Concert organization: Jasmine Hooper | Dave Pils

Opening act: SX




Ticket price: 50p



Once Joy Division had "broken" London, the demand for them increased. Their next gig in London came about when Jasmine Hooper, who managed a youth centre north of the city, and Dave Pils, later to be the group's drum roadie, saw Joy Division at both Hope and Anchor concerts [Wednesday 27 December 1978 | Thursday 1 March 1979]. Jasmine talked to the band about doing a gig at Walthamstow and they agreed. Dave's group at the time, SX, provided support. A very small audience turned out that night because Joy Division had not quite caught on in London. The band drove straight back to Manchester after the gig because Martin Hannett had arranged a special rehearsal rate for using off-peak hours at Strawberry Studios in Stockport [Friday 30 March–mid April 1979] – the "first" album [Unknown Pleasures] was being birthed
(Source: Mark Johnson – An Ideal for living)