Joy Division

20th November 1978: Check Inn Club, Altrincham

Supported by the Bidet Boys and Surgical Supports
Promoted by Bob Jefferson (Altrincham record shop owner)

Songs performed, according to copies of the setlist:
01. Soundtrack
02. New One -
03. Shadowplay
04. Leaders of Men
05. Wilderness
06. Digital
07. The Kill
08. Ice Age
09. Warsaw
10. They Walked In Line
11. Transmission
12: Glass - Encore
13. Sister Ray - Encore

No recordings exist

Poster detail thanks to Neil Woodvine
We think this may be a Peter Saville creation
Setlist photo courtesy Michael Waterhouse and
reproduced here with his permission. See below for another
Thanks to rcv5hifi for the ticket scans

Reviewing this concert at the time Mike Nicholls told us the set  included Leaders of Men and Sister Ray was the encore. He also said "none of the titles were introduced and indeed there was no stage  talk whatsoever, which obviously suits their austere and abrasive image".

The setlist above finally surfaced in December 2017 when Michael Waterhouse posted it on Twitter saying "The setlist Ian Curtis gave to my stepdad at Joy Division's gig at the Check Inn, Akltrincham, 20.11.78". The setlist is in Ian's handwriting.

Michael's setlist is virtually identical to one Bryan Kee sent us in 2013 (see below). His came from a journalist but he didn't know which concert it came from, but it's clearly this one. The journalist has added Sister Ray as a second encore. This partially confirms Mike Nicholls's recollections of Leader of Men and Sister Ray as encores.

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Setlist thank to Bryan Kee 

Paul Campbell wrote the following review for  The Manchester Music Review or something similar. He knew the band well and his dad actually built Pennine Sounds. Click images for readable version:

Copyright Paul Campbell and used here with permission