01 August 2013Live_Transmission
Live_Transmission is a new audio-visual performance based on the music of Joy Division as reinterpreted by Scanner and the Heritage Orchestra with visuals by Matt Watkins. The show was originally conceived by Laura Ducceschi and later commissioned by the Brighton Festival 2012.
The new UK tour runs from late September and the full itinerary is as follows:
Sat 21 - London - Royal Festival Hall
Mon 23 - Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 24 - Northampton, Royal & Derngate
Wed 25 - Bristol, Colston Hall
Thu 26 - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Fri 27 - Basingstoke, The Anvil
Sat 28 - Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Sun 29 - Salford, The Lowry
Mon 30 - Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Tue 1 - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Wed 2 - Gateshead, The Sage
More info at allgigs.co.uk and joydivisionreworked.com
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