New Order - New Order Held Ian Curtis Seance30 May 2011
New Order Held Ian Curtis Seance
The World in Motion hitmakers first found fame as Joy Division in the late 1970s but changed their name and musical direction after Curtis committed suicide in 1980.
During their first U.S. trek just months after the tragedy, crooks stole their tour bus and all their instruments and amps from outside a hotel in New York.
The band took drastic steps to recover their equipment when they realised they weren't insured, conducting a seance with a wine glass in a desperate attempt to get some answers from Curtis.
Drummer Stephen Morris tells Mojo magazine, "We thought, Ian will tell us where the gear is. It didn't help us get the gear back. Everybody got bored with it, so there was just me left. It wasn't Ian, it was someone who wasn't speaking English, but the very fact that this thing seemed to be moving around on its own actually s**t me up (scared me) quite a bit."
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