Today marks the 40th year since Ian Curtis took his own life and, out of remembrance, Brendan Flowers will join Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris in celebrating his life. This is due to take place tonight.
This comes with a free online event “Moving Through the Silence; Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ian Curtis”. Not only does this celebrate the life of an English music legend but it also serves as a fundraiser for Manchester Mind, a mental health charity.
It’s to be hosted on United We Stream, Brandon Flowers is due to go on and talk about the influence Joy Division had on The Killers. This will see him joined by artists such as Elbow, Kodaline and even actress Maxine Peake. It involves them talking about how the singer influenced people and how it affected their lives. It also has performances from Elbow among other bands.
In 2015, New Order played in the Manchester based Warehouse Project which was met with much critical acclaim. Watch them at Lollapalooza in 2014 below:
New Order recently had their tour postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, this follows the trend of artists pushing their tour dates back so they can fit them in next year.
First rising to prominence in 1977 as Joy Division, New Order were formed after the untimely death of Ian Curtis. Sumner, Morris and Hook splintered off to make the group.
The new group also gave birth to a new sound for them as the output New Order made was wildly different to that of Joy Division. Focussing more on synth leads and catchy choruses was a major change to that of Joy Division who had more of an eerie and scary sound.
Curtis is a bonafide music legend and this stream is sure to be an interesting one, not only does it celebrate the life of a legend, it also raises money for a good cause. This teamed with your favourite artists appearing, what’s not to like?