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New Order live at Ukrainian National Home 1981; [photo credit: Eugene Merinov
The gig is the Ukrainian National Home (2nd Ave & 9th Street, East Village, NYC) in 1981.
"On the eve of Joy Division's first U.S. tour - May 1980 - Ian Curtis dies. Tragedy. Shock. The band's first NYC appearance was scheduled for Hurrah - a club I was very familiar with having spent the the previous year photographing many groups. A year passes and finally in the Spring of 1981 the band plays NYC. A new name but the spirit of Curtis lingers. The hall is packed. The mood somber. This photo brings him back." - Eugene Merinov.
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With thanks to Tim B and Eugene.