The Brook, Southampton

Peter Hook

With Special “One Off” Warm Up Show at The Brook in Southampton on the 18th March.

Following a string of well received international dates throughout 2011 and the most recent UK concerts at The Lowry, Salford, Peter Hook And The Light have announced a European Tour visiting a number of cities for the first time to perform Joy Division’s debut album “Unknown Pleasures”.
Playing the albums sequentially and in track order, both Martin Hannett produced LPs are considered seminal, much loved classics and their influence remains pervasive today, both with fans and for the many bands, influenced by and who have taken on the template of Joy Division’s sound in the modern era. “Unknown Pleasures” is considered one of the most stunning debut albums ever released and “still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on” (NME) while on “Closer” Hannett’s incandescent production permeates the record alongside a band that had grown much in confidence approaching their second album. Both albums have come to yield many landmark tracks, “Unknown Pleasures” with “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. With each album in full during the concert, The Light also turn to Hooky’s early repertoire to perform many other Warsaw and Joy Division tracks, some of which have never been played live previously.

Peter Hook

Since The Light’s debut of “Unknown Pleasures” in May 2010 at The Factory, Manchester, Hooky and the band have performed across festivals including Benicassim, Vintage, 1234 and toured much of mainland Europe, Australia, North and South America. 2012 will see a stretch of central European dates and a UK date in the North West in February at Buxton Opera House before the band return to Australia prior to the full UK Tour in May and June.

For videos and concert footage from The Light check

Peter Hook And The Light’s debut EP “1102 / 2011” was released digitally on Hacienda Records in May 2011 and as a extended edition CD with American indie label 24 Hour Service in December 2010. The EP takes its name from the palindromic recording date of 11th February 2011 at Blueprint Studio, Salford and features four tracks, The Light’s regular guest vocalist Rowetta’s interpretations of “Atmosphere”, “New Dawn Fades” and “Insight” while Peter Hook sings on the previously unfinished Joy Division track “Pictures In My Mind.”

Peter Hook And The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, Nat Wason on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Having performed together at the opening night of The Factory in February 2010, The Light have undertaken extensive tours of mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and The United States, as well as numerous UK and international festival appearances.



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