Peter Hook first revisited the seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures back in May 2010 for a commemorative charity concert and has followed it each year by performing subsequent albums from the repertoire of his bands, Joy Division and New Order. Peter Hook & The Light have since moved through each of those albums, culminating in the Factory Records ‘Substance’ compilations, and recently celebrated over four decades of the continuing influence of Joy Division and Ian Curtis with the Joy Division: A Celebration concerts where both of the band’s albums were played in full.
Recently playing their biggest ever London concert at the 5300 capacity Eventim Apollo in October this year, in 2024 Peter Hook & The Light will take their spectacular ‘Substance’ shows to venues across the globe, undertaking a mammoth run of dates across Australia, New Zealand, North America, Ireland and the UK.
Speaking about the upcoming shows, Peter Hook says:
“It still amazes me how enjoyable it is to play the ‘Substance’ LPs. The contrast between Joy Division and New Order is very apparent but both complement each other very well. My only frustration is not being able to play more of our records each night. I am totally looking forward to the next phase. So, let’s enjoy some ‘Substance’ and get ready for the future. Lots of love, Hooky.”
With tickets available for presale at 10AM Wednesday 15th November and general sale from 10AM on Friday 17th November, the UK leg of the 2024 tour will include shows in Birmingham, Blackburn, Margate, Oxford, and Norwich – as follows:
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
PERFORMING BOTH ‘SUBSTANCE’ ALBUMS BY JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER
Sat 19 OXFORD O2 Academy
Thu 24 MARGATE Dreamland
Fri 25 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sat 26 NORWICH UEA
Thu 31 BLACKBURN King George’s Hall
Presale tickets will be available here: https://pinkdot.seetickets.com/tour/peter-hook-the-light?pre=artist
General Sale tickets will be available here: https://pinkdot.seetickets.com/tour/peter-hook-the-light
Peter Hook’s dedication to his back catalogue has seen him move through ‘Unknown Pleasures’, ‘Closer’, ‘Still’, ‘Movement’, ‘Power Corruption & Lies’, ‘Low Life’, ‘Brotherhood’, ‘Technique’ and ‘Republic’ to arrive at this point. Having toured these albums extensively, the band have now amassed over 600 concerts.
Among the many highlights since he reintroduced his early repertoire to a legion of new audiences across the world have been appearances at Benicassim, Primavera Sound, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Victorious and Rebellion, alongside sold-out gigs and extensive touring in Europe, North and South America, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand to great acclaim from fans and critics alike.
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