Posted on Wednesday, 2 December 2015

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A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measureGigwise

“This is New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul." - Louder Than War

The Agency Group Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s

“Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” UK Live Dates March / April 2016

All Shows “Low-Life”/ “Brotherhood” And Feature All Material 1983 – 1987

“From Confusion To True Faith” With Opening Set Joy Division Material

Thurs 4th Mar 2016 Copper Rooms, Coventry

Fri 5th Mar 2016 Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Sat 6th Mar 2016 Reading Sub 89

Thurs 10th Mar 2016 Tramshed, Cardiff

Fri 11th Mar 2016 Waterfront, Norwich

Sat 12th Mar 2016 Tivoli, Buckley

Thurs 31st Mar 2016 Mandela Hall, Belfast

Fri 1st April 2016 Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick

Sat 2nd April 2016 The Academy, Dublin

Full details and ticket links at

Tickets on sale 10am Friday 4th December 2015.

In their third run of UK dates performing New Order’sthird and fourth albums, “Low Life” andBrotherhood”, Peter Hook & The Lighthave announced a string of dates for Spring 2016, taking in dates in England and Wales as well as including the rearranged Irish tour dates.

First week of March 2016 sees the band visitCoventry,Wakefield andReading while the second week has gigs in Cardiff, Norwich and Buckley. The end of March and turn of April also sees the band perform the Irish tour rescheduled from late November just gone with dates inBelfast,Limerick andDublin.

As has become standard, Hooky and The Light will be supporting themselves at the concerts performing a selection ofJoy Division material.

The concerts will include the singles and B-sides fromNew Order’s most prolific period. From August 1983 up to 1987, taking the audience from “Confusion” to “True Faith”, with both “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” performed in full alongside all the other tracks from that fans consider New Order’s greatest period including “Thieves Like Us” “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “The Perfect Kiss” and many more.

Both the singles and the albums for this period stand out as some of the finest work ever produced by the band and marking the high period ofNew Order artistically. The critical plaudits heaped upon “Power, Corruption & Lies” were followed by similar notices for “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood”, which are considered as a trio as the band’s greatest albums.

Releasing “Low Life” in 1985 alongside epic single “The Perfect Kiss”, whose 9 minute 12 inch mix is considered one of the best of the decade, “Low Life” has made many regard it as New Order’s most complete single album. Aside from the singles, the album contains many great records that have entered the canon, including “This Time Of Night”, “Sunrise”,Elegia”, “Sooner Than You Think”, and the album’s closer “Face Up”, an energetic club track.

Brotherhood” itself took a unique approach, splitting the rock side of the band to the first side of the album, with tracks “Paradise”, “As It Is When It Was” and “Way Of Life”, whereas the flip side was electronic, taking in the two singles and also “Every Second Counts”.

The Light’s concerts run up to 1987 when New Order enjoyed their biggest international hit “True Faith”.

Peter Hook & The Light’s “Lowlife” & “Brotherhood” shows chart New Order’s final stage of evolution from the post punk of Joy Division to defining themselves as electro pop pioneers at the cutting edge of the emerging club scene in the mid to late Eighties.

For videos and concert footage from The Light check /

On “Low-Life”

"Realigned as New Order, they successfully adapted their trauma to the dance floor, where their deviant fusion of black-funk rhythm tricks and English avant-punk had resulted in stunning club hits like "Temptation" and "Blue Monday."Low-Life, the group's third album, caps its long, methodical glide into pop's mainstream. "Love Vigilantes" and "The Perfect Kiss" both take full advantage of the remix lessons New Order learned under Arthur Baker, who produced its 1984 single "Confusion." OnLow-Life, New Order made the most of accessibility without compromising their past."Rolling Stone

On “Brotherhood”#

"Brotherhoodis the last of the ‘old-guard’ of New Order albums but not their last good album. It contains the most complete synthesis of the band’s sound, which only really diverged after that point. The galloping, tinny riffage, the skittering hi-hats, the sunburst of keyboard swells, the melodies picked out on bass . . . They also cast off the last remaining traces of Joy Division here – Peter Hook says goodbye to his past on ‘As It Is When It Was’ with a cheeky little riff from ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’." The Quietus

Peter Hook And The Light’s “Low Life” & “Brotherhood” Concerts - Reviews

'Delving into over 30 songs stretching back to the 70s, Hooky and his current outfit performed the entirety of New Orderalbums “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” - two records that helped shape and define post-punk and synthpop. The result was two hours teeming with heartbreak and affection.....The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.”Gigwise

“An encore of “State Of The Nation”, “Confusion”, “True Faith” and a breath taking version of “Temptation” brings the night to a massive ovation and respect on both sides. A great evening in Manchester, an outstanding show from The Light and signs they are not taking the foot off the pedal.”Louder Than War

“Andthat’show you play The Perfect Kiss!”An emphatic Peter Hook, rock and roll’s greatest bass player, is apparently a skilled mind reader as well, as he pulled that quote right out of my head to shout back through his microphone after playing the best rendition of the classic song that I’d ever heard.

“It was certainly one of those special shows were the venue, artist, and fans all clicked perfectly to make for a very memorable experience and a blazing hot and awesome show by a legendary artist and performer, who in my opinion is the heart and soul of New Order keeping the most authentic live performance of their music alive for old and new fans.” Rock Subculture

“By focusing solely on the music, and allowing the songs inherent structure to do the heavy lifting instead of blowing them up into pseudo-stadium cuts, their inherent virtues were that much more apparent. Frankly, these songs rock.....This is Peter Hook and his band taking a chance, dusting off wrongly ignored tunes, and kicking ass. “Punk News


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