Peter Hook & The Light Tour Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures"/"Closer" - US Southern States - April / May 2015

Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015

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The Windish Agency Present Peter Hook & The Light Joy Divisions "Unknown Pleasures" / "Closer"  Southern States Tour April / May 2015

All Shows “Unknown Pleasures”/ “Closer” In Full And Feature All Material 1978 to– 1980

The Light open for themselves at dates with a set of selected New Order material.

Fri 17th April 2015 Grand Central, Miami, FL

Sat 18th April 2015 State Theatre Saint Petersburg, FL

Sun 19th April 2015 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL

Tues 21st April 2015 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

Weds 22nd April 2015 Republic New Orleans, LA

Fri 24th April 2015 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

Sat 25th April 2015 Middle Of The Map Festival, Kansas City, MO

Mon 27th April 2015 Bogarts, Cincinatti, Ohio

Tues 28th April 2015 Exit/In, Nashville, TN

Weds 29th April 2015 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY

Fri 1st May 2015 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Sat 2nd May 2015 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC.

Full details and ticket links at www.peterhook.co.uk/events

Peter Hook & The Light are taking to the United States for their fifth tour, this time touring the Southern States, playing new venues and cities for the first ever time, performing Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” in full and material from the band 1978 to 1980.

Aside from a few special concerts such as The Roxy Los Angeles November 2014 which sold out very quickly, The Light have not performed the Joy Division albums in full on tour in the United States since 2011 so the tour marks a special opportunity for fans to experience the albums live for the first time, and catch Hooky and his band on new adventures.

The Light also open for themselves performing a specially selected set of New Order material at all dates.

The tour kicks off on Friday 17th April in Grand Central, Miami before dates across the state that weekend in St Petersburg and Orlando. The first full week of the tour starts with Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia, before the band’s debut in Dallas at The Granada Theatre on Friday 24th April and  a performance at The Middle Of The Map Festival, Kansas City, MO. Saturday 25th April.

The final week of the tour, late April, early May, commences Monday 27th April at Bogarts in Cincinatti, Ohio with stops in Nashville, Louisville, Carrboro, before finishing up at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, Saturday 2nd May.

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 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 apart from by The Light.

On “Unknown Pleasures” – The Album (NME)

The band’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is simply one of the best records ever made, and is still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on. With an almost dub-like, spacey atmosphere sculpted by studio genius Martin Hannett, the band’s sound was almost the polar opposite of the punk music which had brought them together after a Sex Pistols show in 1976. 10/10

On “Closer” – The Album (Pitchfork Media)

"Closeris 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.

On Peter Hook And The Light Live

“Peter Hook & The Lighthave developed into a well-oiled machine that - whisper it - actually deliver these songs better than the current line-up of New Order....they've become an impressive tour de force more than worthy of associating themselves with arguably two of the finest back catalogues in rock and roll history.” Drowned In Sound

'A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure....Delving into over 30 songs stretching back to the 70s, Hooky and his current outfit performed the entirety of New Order albums 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

“Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen have competition when it comes to marathon concerts. Stepping into the ring is former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, whose current tour finds him on stage for three hours.” Irish Independent

“Say what you will about Peter Hook, the man has got balls….It was most enjoyable to revisit these albums….for those in the audience who had been too young or not even born when these albums were released, this was clearly a welcome opportunity to get the flavour of these musical riches in concert.” The Times

“Taking in the show, I could imagine that this is what it might have felt like hearing the original New Order playing that material back in the day. More organic and authentic to the time. I really, really enjoyed this show immensely.”Rock Subculture

“The show was an unquestionable treat for fans....Hooky is an outstanding bass player and it's truly magical to see him live in action.....Don't miss this tour if it's coming to your city. Peter Hook is a legend.” Hang The DJ / x89 Radio

4 Comments (Hide)

News :: Peter-hook-the-light-tour-joy-division-s-unknown-pleasures-closer-april-may-2015 :: WP_20140301_002 akuzowsky3 Philadelphia PA USA
1 | akuzowsky3 | 26th January 2015 at 17:56

PHILADELPHIA!!! I'll even take NJ or Delaware....even Maryland! Would absolutely love to hear the JD albums performed in their entirety!!!

News :: Peter-hook-the-light-tour-joy-division-s-unknown-pleasures-closer-april-may-2015 :: WP_20140301_002 akuzowsky3 Philadelphia PA USA
2 | akuzowsky3 | 26th January 2015 at 17:58

Since you already replied on FB... I thank you!!!

News :: Peter-hook-the-light-tour-joy-division-s-unknown-pleasures-closer-april-may-2015 :: Default Image Jockfan stirling
3 | Jockfan | 7th March 2015 at 03:33

hi you lot....Love the sound of the bass again properly...uk tour in the north please peter! :-)

News :: Peter-hook-the-light-tour-joy-division-s-unknown-pleasures-closer-april-may-2015 :: Jennie2 jennie_berger San Francisco
4 | jennie_berger | 3rd April 2015 at 15:47

I hope you guys are coming back to San Francisco on your next U.S. tour :)

I've been to the four shows in SF, but I don't think I've heard you play The Kill (v.2) yet, dammit ;)

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