|With The Passage and Fireplace. Admission 75p.
Joy Division headlined an Amnesty International benefit concert with two Manchester bands as support. Ian Wood
(NME, 26 May 1979) gave anextended review: "Joy Division now sketch withering
grey abstractions of industrial malaise.
Unfortunately, as anyone who has lived in a
low-rent squalor of a Northern Industrial city would know, their vision is deadly accurate.
Musically Joy Division is more punishing than any Heavy Metal band...when Joy Division left the stage I felt emotionally
drained. They are, without any exaggeration, an Important Band."
Thanks to Alyn Currie for the scan