Peter Hook And The Light Announce Return Tour Of Australia April 2012

Posted on Thursday, 10 November 2011

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After the success of his 2010 Unknown Pleasures 30th Anniversary Tour, Joy Division bassist, PETER HOOK, will return to Australia in 2012 with his band THE LIGHT, to play the classic album CLOSER, in full, sequentially and in track order, with shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The tour is a celebration of the legacy of the music of Joy Division who have become one of the most revered bands in musical history and their influence remains strong with many bands and fans world

Although the band was to last only three and a half years with the tragic suicide of Joy Division lead singer, Ian Curtis in May 1980, the Martin Hannett produced seminal second and final album “CLOSER”was released two months later, becoming an instant classic across critics and fans.

The release of CLOSER came as a bitter-sweet comfort to fans around the world and the album has come to be seen by many as Joy Divisions’ finest work."Closer is even more austere, more claustrophobic, more inventive, more beautiful, and more haunting than its predecessor. It's also Joy Division's start-to-finish masterpiece, a flawless encapsulation of everything the group sought to achieve. 10 / 10." (Pitchfork Media)

Spawning the landmark tracks ‘Isolation’and ‘Heart And Soul’, the album reached#6 on the UK Albums Chart at the time of its release, and claimed the #1 slot on NME Album of the Year. Since then, CLOSERhas received numerous accolades: it was ranked #10 on Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, #72 on NME's 100 Greatest British Albums Eveand in 2006 was ranked #8 in Q Magazine’s list of 40 Best Albums of the '80s.

Peter Hook is a founding member two of the most significant bands in popular musical history – Joy Division and New Order – and a legend in his own right. His 2010 Australian ‘Unknown Pleasures’tour was a huge success with sell-out shows at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, and the Enmore in Sydney. Hooky and the music of Joy Division was received with open arms by grateful fans who, 30 years on, still hold this phenomenal contribution to musical history close to their hearts.

A stunning beautiful and emotive work, CLOSER remainsas relevant now as it was on its release. Don’t miss your chance to witness this epic Joy Division experience, live.


2012 TOUR

Peter Hook & The Light

Thursday 12th April 2012 @ Melbourne, Palace Theatre.

Friday 13th April 2012 @ Brisbane, Tivoli..

Saturday 14th April 2012 @ Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Monday 16th April 2012 @ Adelaide, HQ Complex

Tickets for all shows through Ticketekon sale Thu 24 November @ 9am

For the tour facebook page, check here -

1 Comment (Hide)

1 | Gnasher | 12th November 2011 at 07:39

Will you be adding on NZ - Auckland to your itinerary again please ?

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