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- Posted on May 19th 2010 10:00AM by Julian Marszalek
Held on the 30th anniversary of Curtis' tragic suicide, his former bass player revisited Joy Division's 1979 debut album at his new nightclub, FAC 251 in Manchester. Hook was joined by his son Jack and one-time Happy Mondays backing vocalist Rowetta who sang renditions of 'Insight' and 'New Dawn Fades.' Former A Certain Ratio singer Simon Topping then took over vocals for the encore of 'Transmission.'
Preceding the album, Hook delved deep into the band's past with 'Leaders of Men,' 'Digital' and 'Glass' all being given a look-in as well as a surprise performance of the pre-Joy Division Warsaw's 'At a Later Date.'
But if the gig proved emotional for Hook, his visit to Curtis' grave earlier in the day showed him how well-regarded the singer still is.
Speaking to NME.com, he said, "I went to see Ian's grave this morning as it was such a beautiful day that I though I'd go and say hello to him and see how he was. Its really odd after all these years, that when you go and do something like that, that you see all these tributes and its really nice."
The full set list was:
'At A Later Date'
'No Love Lost'
'Leaders of Men'
'Day Of The Lords'
'New Dawn Fades'
'She's Lost Control'
'I Remember Nothing'
'Love Will Tear Us Apart'