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Peter Hook to hold listening party for Joy Division's 'Closer' on 40th anniversary

As the 40th anniversary for Joy Division’s final record Closer looms in the distance, the band’s bassist has shared that he will be holding a listening party for the record alongside Tim Burgess.

The album is the band’s second and final record and was released on July 18th, 1980, arriving just over a year after their seminal debut album, Unknown Pleasures confirmed them as one of the best bands in Britain.

To celebrate the anniversary, Hook announced on his new band’s Facebook page, Peter Hook & The Light announced that they would be marking the milestone occasion with a listening party.

Tim’s Twitter listening party series, held by Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, has become a welcome relief during the lockdown as artists and fans join in to have a listen through some of the music world’s greatest records.

“Next Saturday, on July 18th at 10pm UK time, Hooky will be hosting a Twitter listening party for Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ – exactly 40 years on since the release of the album,” the post read.

“To get involved, all you have to do is play the album at home from 10pm and follow along with Hooky’s tweets in real-time.”