Brandon Flowers to join Ian Curtis tribute to mark 40 years since the Joy Division frontman's death

17 May 2020, 16:30 | Updated: 14 July 2020, 16:19

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers and the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers and the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Picture: 1. Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images 2. Martin O'Neill/Redferns

The Killers frontman will join forces with New Order and Joy Division members and more for the Moving Through the Silence livestream next week.

Brandon Flowers is among the musicians that will take part in a livestream entitled Moving Through the Silence, set to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis.

The Killers rocker will join forces with the likes of New Order and Joy Division's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris to commemorate the icon in an event which promises "conversation, music and poetry".

Flowers is set to discuss the influence Ian Curtis and Joy Division had on him, while the likes of Elbow and Kodaline will perform.

The event, which will raise money for Manchester Mind, takes place on Monday 18 May from 8pm.

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Earlier this week, Rhino also revealed plans to reissue Joy Division’s second and final album, Closer, while repressing three Factory Records 12″ singles for the first time.

Joy Division's Closer album's 40th anniversary clear vinyl
Joy Division's Closer album's 40th anniversary clear vinyl. Picture: Press

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Meanwhile, The Killers have postponed the dates for their Imploding The Mirage tour.

The Mr. Brightside rockers were set to visit the UK and Ireland for dates, which included shows at Arsenal football ground London's Emirates Stadium.

However, taking to social media last month, they confirmed the dates would no longer be taking place and shared new ones.

See the The Killers' newly rescheduled 2021 dates below:

Tuesday 25 May - Donacaster Keepmoat Stadium

Thursday 27 May - Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium

Saturday 29 May - Coventry Ricoh Stadium

Monday 31 May - Southampton St. Mary's Road Stadium

Wednesday 2 June - Norwich Carrow Road Stadium

Friday 4 June - London Emirates Stadium

Saturday 5 June - London Emirates Stadium

Tuesday 8 June - Falkirk Stadium

Thursday 10 June - Middlesborough Riverside Stadium

Saturday 12 June - Manchester Emirates Old Trafford Stadium

Tuesday 15 June - Dublin Malahide Castle

Wednesday 16 June - Dublin Malahide Castle

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