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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

Spider Touring Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s “Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” UK Tour Autumn 2015

All SAll Shows “Low-Life”/ “Brotherhood” And Feature All Material 1983-1987 - “From Confusion To True Faith” With Opening Set Joy Division Material Apart From Where Noted 

Thursday 17th September 2015 The Venue Derby

Friday 18th September 2015 Guildhall Gloucester

Saturday 19th September 2015 Holmfirth Picture House

Thursday 24th September 2015 Glasgow Arts School

Friday 25th September 2015 Hull City Hall

Saturday 26th September 2015 Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Thursday 1st October 2015 Chinnerys, Southend

Friday 2nd October 2015 The Brook, Southampton

Saturday 3rd October 2015 The Assembly Rooms, Leamington

Friday 30th October 2015 Manchester Academy, Manchester*

Friday 6th November 2015 Concorde 2, Brighton

Saturday 6th November 2015 Shine On Festival, Minehead**

Thursday 26th November 2015 Dolans Warehouse, Limerick*

Friday 27th November 2015 The Academy, Dublin

Saturday 28th November 2015 Mandela Hall, Belfast

* Performance of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” / “Closer” with opening New Order set.

** New Order set.

Ticket details and links for all dates on sale at

In their first full UK tour perform New Order’sthird and fourth albums, “Low Life” and Brotherhood”, Peter Hook & The Lighttake to the road for a string of dates in late September, October and November 2015, returning to many venues where the band's previous shows have sold out and been very well received.

Having recently returned from touring the albums in Australia, New Zealand and North America, the shows mark the first opportunity to see the LPs and singles performed in full in England and Scotland since the debut Manchester and London concerts in last September and the one off night at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge in December just gone.

Dates begin the third weekend of September with the first date Thurs 17th Sept at The Venue Derby with visits to Guild Hall Gloucester on the Friday 18th and a return to Holmfirth Picture House Sat 19th of that weekend. The week after, the final September, the band are at Glasgow Arts School Thurs 24th Sept with shows the following days at Hull City Hall, and The Rescue Rooms Nottingham.

The first weekend of October brings dates at Chinnerys in Southend Thurs 1st Oct with a date in Southampton Fri 2nd Oct before Sat 3rd Oct at The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa. With European gigs falling mid month, the band return to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Manchester Academy performing “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” Fri 30th Oct before resuming the New Order albums with appearances at Concorde 2, Brighton Fri 6th Nov and Shine On Festival, Minehead, Sat 7th Nov.

A run of Irish dates has just been announced with the band performing the Joy Division albums at Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Thurs 26th Nov, with “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” shows the following days at The Academy Dublin Fri 27th Nov and ending the run at Mandela Hall, Belfast on Sat 28th Nov.

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

The concerts will include the singles and B-sides from New 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 of New 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." On Low-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

1 Comment (Hide)

1 | wailsofhales | 6th August 2015 at 11:32

Be seeing the show at Pompey Aug 29, then Southampton Oct 2 - the dates can't come too soon :D

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