Monday, May 18 marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis' death and in honor of his spirit and music, the band's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris will take part in an online event, ‘Moving Through the Silence: Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Ian Curtis’ on 5/18 from 3-5 PM Eastern.

It's being billed as a "a special evening of music, poetry and conversation to remember the life and legacy of Ian Curtis” and will include: Sumner and Morris talking to DJ/writer Dave Haslam; live performances from Elbow, LoneLady, The Lottery Winners and KodalineKillers frontman Brandon Curtis discussing Joy Division's influence on his band; as well as tributes from actress/musician Maxine Peake and Curtis’ friend Mark Reeder. More guests are still to be announced.

"Moving Through Silence" will be broadcast via United We Stream, which raises money for Manchester COVID-19 relief, and also marks the start of the UK's Mental Awareness Week.

In other news: Joy Division's Closer is getting a 40th Anniversary reissue, and New Order have postponed their tour with Pet Shop Boys.

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