On this night, 43 years ago, Joy Division played at King Kong, Antwerp (B)!
In their short existence of barely four years, Joy Division played only 12 shows in total outside the UK.
One of those shows was in an Antwerp movie theatre called King Kong on January 14th, 1979. Some sources talk of only 80 tickets sold while other witnesses say there where 'only' about 200 people. And in fact most of them didn't even come to see Joy Division, they came to see and support the at that time popular and local post-punk band 'De Kommeniste'.
The low turnout is said to have been due to the fact that the organizer was arrested by the police while hanging out posters promoting this show. They forced him to remove all posters already hung, while the rest of his posters, and even his car, were confiscated with a prohibition to hang out any more posters.
Joy Division - European tour dates (*Outside the UK)
16 Oct Plan , Brussels
18 Dec Les Bains Douches, Paris
11 Jan Paradiso, Amsterdam
12 Jan Paard Van Troje, The Hague
13 Jan Doornroosje, Nijmegen,
14 Jan King Kong, Antwerpen,
15 Jan The Basement, Cologne
16 Jan Lantaren, Rotterdam
17 Jan Plan K, Brussels
18 Jan Effenaar, Eindhoven
19 Jan Club Vera, Groningen
21 Jan Kant Kino, Berlin
DESIRE is the new single from Hamburg based darkwave artist DARK. This song is the 1st single from the 2nd album from DARK to be announced later this year.
DESIRE is de nieuwe single van de Hamburgse darkwave artiest DARK. Dit nummer is de 1ste single van het 2e album dat DARK later dit jaar wordt uitgebracht/
American singer, writer and film director Rob Zombie, born as Robert Bartleh Cummings (Haverhill (Massachusetts), January 12, 1965) and founder of the now disbanded metal band White Zombie in 1986, started a solo career in 1996 under the name Rob Zombie. Zombie's career as a director began with the horror film House of 1000 Corpses, which has now gained cult status.
With White Zombie he released 4 studio albums and the remix album ‘’Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds".
As Rob Zombie he released 8 studio albums and the remix album American Made Music To strip By".
Musician, guitarist, singer, performance artist, composer, writer and actor Blixa Bargeld, born Christian Emmerich (Berlin, 12 January, 1959) and best know to most of us as the head and voice of Einstürzende Neubauten turns 63 today!
Darkwave Band SEVIT Drops New Video & Single Inspired By The Film, 'THE CROW'
Texas-based darkwave band SEVIT have just unleashed their single & video for the song, "It Can't Rain All The Time." This is a conceptual song inspired by James O'Barr's comic and the movie, The Crow, the character of Eric Draven and his fictional band, Hangman's Joke.
"I always wanted to embody myself into the character's mindset and finish the lyrics the way I always wanted to hear them in their entirety. I started to imagine the words I would have written if I was Eric Draven.
The Crow was a beautiful film - so much sadness and so much longing, so much heart... When I decided to write this song, I wanted to revisit my hearts emotional vault and I wanted the words to belong to the film’s character, Eric Draven, who I imagined to be dark, poetic, theatrical, daring, passionate and beautiful. " - (Jackie Legos - Vocals/Guitar)