Former Joy Division Members To Pay Tribute To Ian Curtis In Benefit Livestream

The streamed event paying tribute to Curtis on the 40th anniversary of his death will coincide with the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Posted: 14 May 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

18th May will mark the 40th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' death. Since his untimely passing, he's posthumously become one of alternative music's most recognised cult icons, with the Manchester band's influence woven deep into the fabric of contemporary guitar music.  

To commemorate the life and legacy of Curtis, former members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris (now of New Order) will take part in a livestream hosted by United We Stream, seeing guest appearances from figures of the wider Manchester community alongside artists that cite the band as a major influence.

'Moving Through the Silence: Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Ian Curtis' takes place next Monday (18th May) from 20:00 to 22:00 BST in aid of charities such as Mind and Nordoff-Robins Center For Music Therapy, as the celebratory livestream will coincide with the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers, Elbow, Kodaline, and actress Maxime Peak will also make appearances, only underscoring Curtis' enduring impact. 

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