Peter Hook has confirmed that he will be bringing his ‘Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated’ show to Manchester for the first time later this year.
Back in 2019, the former Joy Division bassist collaborated with Manchester Camerata – a local chamber orchestra – to reimagine the seminal music created by Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and ‘Hooky’ himself in the seventies.
The product was ‘Joy Division Orchestrated’ – a remarkable show which played to packed crowds at Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Audiences were described as being “blown away” by the adventurous renditions of classic tracks from Unknown Pleasures and Closer – and now Hook has confirmed he is bringing the project back for 2021.
Best of all, there’s a gig date in Joy Division’s home region scheduled for September.
Hook played in two of the biggest British bands of all time in Joy Division and New Order, but the musician has described the orchestral project “one the most nerve-wracking things” he’s ever done.
“To sell out the Royal Albert Hall before anyone had even heard it was a fantastic compliment it has to be said,” Hook stated.
“The reaction has been wonderful and this time around I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy it myself. To bring it to Manchester for the first time will be very, very special.”
Musical director Tim Crooks added: “It’s great news that we’ll be bringing this amazing show to The Palladium and The Apollo, two of my favourite ever venues.
“As musicians we’ve all missed being able to perform over the last year, just as fans have missed their favourite gigs.
“Let’s hope these concerts promise a long-awaited release for everybody there.”
The Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated show will play in London on Friday 10 September, heading up to Manchester the following week on Friday 17 September.
Tickets for both gigs go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 March at 9am.
Follow the ticket link to set a release reminder and purchase tickets when they become available.
Take That ticket prices labelled ‘crazy’ as band add fifth Manchester date
Take That have added a fifth date to their run at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena, but fans have expressed disappointment at the ticket prices.
The beloved Manchester boyband, consisting of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, will be performing at the brand-new venue in May 2024.
Although general sale on Take That tickets doesn’t begin until 9.30am on Friday 29 September, the pre-sales that have been happening this week have been flooded with people trying to grab tickets.
The demand has been so high, pre-sales for all five Co-op Live dates have already sold out.
And those who got to join the virtual queues first were quick to kick off at the ‘ridiculously expensive’ tickets for Take That’s This Life On Tour tour.
One person wrote (and I don’t know why she’s directly targeting Gary Barlow here): “Wow, @GaryBarlow the price of the Take That tickets are totally out of reach for a lot of us this time round . Two tickets approx £490, that’s a food shop for 5 weeks . Enjoy the profits.”
Another person said: “You know what @takethat you don’t need to charge a bloody fortune for the tickets, you’ve got enough cash yourselves and not every artist does it. I went to see Paolo at the Hydro 3 times for the price of 1 ⫩ ticket Ripping off your fans! Tickets are 4 times the price of 2015.”
Someone else said: “Prices are crazy…first time in 30 years that I’m not even trying for tickets.”
Another person commented: “Prices are ridiculously expensive, I got through to buy tickets for Birmingham but refused to pay £70 to sit at the very back of the arena.”
Take That ticket prices for Manchester
Take That Premium Floor Seat Package (includes a gift, a limited-edition city-specific signed print, a souvenir laminate, and an exclusive VIP tote bag) – £242.70 including booking fees.
Take That Premium Tiered Seat Package (includes a gift, a limited-edition city-specific signed print, a souvenir laminate, and an exclusive VIP tote bag) – £242.70 including booking fees.
Seats – £129.50
Seats – £107.50
Seats – £91.00
Seats – £69.00
Take That will be taking to the stage at Co-op Live on 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 May 2024 as part of the ‘This Life On Tour’ tour.
The trio will be joined by Olly Murs as the support act in Manchester.
General sale tickets for Take That are available through Co-op Live from 9:30am on Friday 29 September, and you can grab them here.
Chase and Status announce highly-anticipated UK tour with just three dates — and one of them is Manchester
Drum and bass icons Chase and Status have just announced a brand-new limited-run UK tour with just three dates and, lucky for us, Manchester is one of them.
Still one of the biggest electronic artists on the planet and comfortably up there with one of the best acts we’ve ever seen live, the production and DJ duo (Saul Milton and Will Kennard) are hitting the road early next year and they’ll be gracing the O2 Victoria Warehouse.
With the boys not only bringing a full live band along with them for the ride but also set to release their new mixtape, 2 Ruff. Vol 1, the crowd will be treated to both the classics and all the new tracks to boot.
To be honest, we’d pay ridiculous money just to hear that new ‘Baddadan’ track in the flesh.
With the new record dropping on Friday, 27 October, just over a year after their previous and sixth studio album, What Came Before, the 10-track mixtape is set to feature massive collaborations with Flowdan, Arrdee, Stefflondon; Becky Hill, long-time friend and collaborator Takura, as well as many others.
Everything we’ve heard so far has been an absolute banger and we can only imagine how amazing these new tracks are going to sound in a live space as good as the legendary Victoria Warehouse.
I mean, these lads spent time here at university so they know full well just how special a venue this is.
Bringing along a number of special guests for each date — sorry, they haven’t let any info slip just yet — the London-based artists will be playing the Cardiff Utilita Arena and London Drumsheds in February 2024 before rounding things off with the main event: Manchester on Friday 1st March.