IN 2010 PETER HOOK FORMED THE LIGHT – A GROUP WHOSE RESPECTFUL READINGS OF MATERIAL BY HIS FORMER BANDS JOY DIVISION AND NEW ORDER HAVE WON CRITICAL ACCLAIM.
In 2010 Peter Hook, bass-playing founder member of Joy Divison and New Order, found himself ostracised when – without him – singer Bernard Sumner put together a band under the name New Order and began touring. It was a wound which cut Hook deep – legal proceedings over the rights to the use of the name, and to the finances of the band, continue to this day. It’s a sad and bitter chapter in an often scarcely believable story which, of course, began began in Salford in the late 1970s… In 2010 Peter Hook formed The Light; a new group which saw him step up to the role of frontman, and whose respectful readings of his former bands’ material has gained critical acclaim. An EP was issued in 2011, featuring new versions of familiar Joy Division favourites alongside a previously unrecorded song. Hook and The Light tour constantly, every show a presentation of albums from either of his previous groups, each played in its entirety alongside other back catalogue cuts. Later this month The Light tour New Order’s LOW LIFE and BROTHERHOOD albums (see below for dates) and, in this new edition of The Mouthcast, Hook discusses both…
Order the limited edition recording of Peter Hook & The Light performing LOW LIFE and BROTHERHOOD in their entirety (at Hebden Bridge Trades Club in 2014) here. Buy the paperback versions of Hook’s Joy Division memoir UNKNOWN PLEASURES (first published in 2012) here and his book about Factory Records / Manchester, THE HACIENDA: HOW NOT TO RUN A CLUB (first published in 2009), here. There are also audiobook versions available, read by Hook. POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES – Hook’s long-awaited New Order book – is due to be published by Simon & Schuster next year. See below for Peter Hook & The Light’s LOW-LIFE / BROTHERHOOD UK tour dates.
LOW -LIFE / BROTHERHOOD TOUR DATES:
Thurs 17th Sept DERBY The Venue
Fri 18 Sept GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Sat 19 Sept HOLMFIRTH The Picturedrome
Thurs 24 Sept GLASGOW The Art School
Fri 25 Sept HULL City Hall
Sat 26 Sept NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Thurs 1 Oct SOUTHEND-ON-SEA Chinnery’s
Fri 2 Oct SOUTHAMPTON The Brook
Sat 3 Oct LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly Rooms
Fri 6 Nov BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri 27 Nov DUBLIN Academy
Sat 28 Nov BELFAST Mandela Hall
Tickets available here
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