“Peter Hook & Manchester Camerata Present Joy Division Orchestrated” is a sell-out success!

Posted on October 17, 2018

The special date at the Royal Albert Hall is sold out and promises to be a night to remember. Celebrating one of the most influential bands ever, “Peter Hook & Manchester Camerata Present Joy Division Orchestrated” sets the group’s famous works in an immersive show that recognises their role in shaping popular culture and the esteem in which they are held.

Joy Division’s legendary bassist Peter Hook is set to revisit the band’s post punk repertoire with Manchester Camerata for a special date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 5th July 2019.  The event pairs up musically the elements of post punk that characterised Joy Division’s ground-breaking sound to a full orchestra and will pay homage to the band and the spirit which defines their heritage.

“Once you use an orchestra to play out that passion and enthusiasm, you take it to another dimension. It’s a different take, but it gives it a much more passionate feeling. I just thought ‘this would be great for Joy Division’” – Peter Hook

Tim Crooks added “To be given the opportunity to present the music of Joy Division with Hooky and the wildly experimental Manchester Camerata is a great honour. The process for me involves peering through the veil of history to create an immersive experience that retains the anarchic, raw spirit of the originals. Modern life is rubbish. This is analogue, unfettered and live.”

Meanwhile, Manchester Camerata’s CEO, Bob Riley rounded off; “The holy grail for an orchestra is to envelop an audience in sounds that spark your imagination in a way that nothing else can. Working alongside Tim, Hooky and the visceral energy and iconic sounds of Joy Division will do this in a unique way, and as an orchestra, we can’t wait!”