One of British music’s most influential bands, Joy Division will be celebrated by one of the founding members, Peter Hook, on tour next year.
Peter Hook & The Light will be bringing Joy Division: A Celebration to venues across the UK, including Sheffield’s Foundry, Cardiff’s Tramshed and Southampton’s The 1865 (on April 27).
A founding member of the seminal Manchester act, Hooky will be revisiting Joy Division’s trailblazing debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’, plus its equally iconic follow-up ‘Closer’, live and in their entirety, with the accompaniment of his band The Light.
Promising a retrospective evening that will also shine a light on highlights from across Hooky’s career, fans in attendance can expect an opening set of New Order classics as an appetiser.
Joy Division’s allure and music remain strong in popular culture, holding a sincere reverence. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ features “Disorder”, “Insight”, “New Dawn Fades”, and “She’s Lost Control”; while ‘Closer’, considered “a start to finish masterpiece” by Pitchfork Media counts “Atrocity Exhibition”, “Heart And Soul” and “Twenty Four Hours” amongst its many highlights.
Respecting the inspiration and impact of the landmark debut album “Unknown Pleasures” and the immaculately produced second “Closer”, fans attending these Peter Hook & The Light performances can expect both albums to be played sequentially in track order.
With The Light having toured for a dozen years, they have now played 11 albums in full from Hooky’s bands and performed a repertoire of over 130 songs making their live sets diverse as they take in many celebrated album tracks and fan favourites across the concerts.
Having recently returned from their biggest ever North American tour and European dates, Peter Hook & The Light also announced a special hometown residency of shows at Manchester’s Albert Hall next year, where they will be playing Joy Division’s two albums, New Order’s first two and both band’s Substances in full. Fans further afield will then have the opportunity to catch Hooky and the band performing around the country, with additional UK dates in Sheffield, Cardiff, Southampton and Cambridge confirmed for the tour diary shortly after.
Tickets for the additional dates, including Southampton, go on sale Friday 11th November 2022 at 10AM.
For tickets to The 1865, Southampton, visit www.the1865.store/events/peter-hook-the-light
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