14 November 2010Unknown Pleasures: Celebrate Joy Division
Italy - November
Thu 25 - Magazzini, Milan
Fri 26 - New Age, Treviso
Sat 27 - Romaeuropa, Brancaleone, Rome
USA - December
Wed 1 - 9.30 Club, Washington
Thu 2 - Voyeur, Philadelphia
Fri 3 - Webster Hall, New York
Sat 4 - Royale, Boston
Sun 5 - Double Door, Chicago
Tue 7 - Showbox at the Market, Seattle
Thu 9 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
Fri 10 - Mezzanine, San Francisco
Sat 11 - The Music Box, Hollywood, Los Angeles
More details at Peter Hook's MySpace.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography