Joy Division Poster
Joy Division have turned out to be one of the most influential indie and rock groups in music history although their short career that spanned only four years.
Formed in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 1976, originally named Warsaw, the band lineup was of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
Formed by Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook after attending a Sex Pistols gig, Joy Division punk roots shown in the beginning were developed to a sound and style which take them to be considered pioneers of post-punk movement.
They made their discography debut with the self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living. Tony Wilson drew, a Manchester television personality, fell in love with them and signed the band to his independent label, Factory Records.
Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, was released in 1979 and early became critical acclaim.
Along that period their singer Ian Curtis suffered from severe depression and epilepsy, who make him hard to perform at live concerts even collapsing on stage.
The 18 May 1980, the day before of the band's first American tour, Curtis, aged 23, sadly committed suicide.
Two months later the band released their second and last studio album named Closer. The album included the anthem single "Love Will Tear Us Apart".
After Ian Curtis's death, the remaining members keep playing as New Order.
Great Joy Division poster-artwork for the gig they performed at The Factory/Russell Club, Manchester, the 13th July of 1979.
Size : DIN A3 (42cm x 29,7cm).
Poster Designed by Jordan Bolton.