Joy Division

14th September 1977: Rock Garden, Newport Road, Middlesbrough 

In 2009 this club is now known as the Arena

Photo courtesy of Remember When / GazetteLive.co.uk

2006 venue photo - thanks to Jason

Songs performed:
1. Reaction
2. Inside The Line
3. Leaders Of Men
4. Novelty
5. At A Later Date
6. Tension
7. Kill
8. Lost

Appx. duration: 28 mins. Sound quality: 7/9


All songs appeared on the following bootlegs:

At an Earlier Date LP
Leaders Of Men CD
Reaction LP





Photo: Rob F and Seth Eigenmann
We finally found out what songs were performed at this gig in Spring 2010 when a cassette tape was put on display as part of Peter Hook's speaking tour.

Hooky has played extracts from the tape at various times: In June 1990 he played Leaders Of Men on the Piccadilly Radio Show (although he incorrectly said it was Warsaw live in Middlesbrough 1978) and in June 2007 he posted an mp3 of Reaction on his MySpace site.

In August 2011 the recording was leaked when a single copy of the At an Earlier Date bootleg LP turned up an a Manchester record shop.

In November 2011 this concert appeared on the Leaders Of Men bootleg CD along with a previously unreleased rehearsal session. The sound quality suggests this comes from a low generation recording.

In December 2011 the Reaction bootleg LP appeared which had the same tracks as the Leaders Of Men bootleg CD but with one track missing