The Light – Latin America Tour – Chile / Uruguay / Argentina / Brazil / Mexico – Oct/Nov 2014

Posted on Friday, 26 September 2014

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Prior to their 18 date tour of the United States and Canada in November 2014, Peter Hook & The Light return to South America for a string of dates performing both Joy Division albums alongside New Order materials on most of the dates.

Beginning in Santiago in Chile on Saturday 25th October, The Light then visit Uruguay for the first time, and return to Argentina, Brazil (where they will play “Low Life”/”Brotherhood”) and Mexico.

At all dates, The Light support themselves with a set of material by either Joy Division or New Order, depending on the main set.

The Light In Latin America – Oct / Nov 2014

Sat 25th Oct - Teatro Italia, Santiago, Chile – Unknown Pleasures/ Closer

Tues 28th Oct - La Trastienda, Montevideo, Uruguay - Unknown Pleasures/ Closer

Weds 29th Oct - Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Unknown Pleasures/ Closer

Fri 31st Oct – Clash Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Low Life / Brotherhood

Sun 2nd Nov - Jose Cuervo Salon, Mexico city, Mexico - Unknown Pleasures/ Closer

For full details and ticket links check - http://peterhook.co.uk/#/events

Playing both Joy Division’s debut album “Unknown Pleasures” and its follow up, the final album “Closer” sequentially and in full, both Martin Hannett produced albums are considered seminal, much loved classics and the influence of both LPs remains pervasive today, both for fans and for the many emerging bands who take on the template of Joy Division’s sound in the modern era.

Running through the albums in track order, “Unknown Pleasures”,sees The Light start with “Disorder” and follow up with “Insight”, “New Dawn Fades”, “She’s Lost Control” before finishing the LP’s performance with “I Remember Nothing”. The Light will then turn to Closer,whose haunting, austere atmosphere and emotive content is considered a “start to finish masterpiece”* (Pitchfork Media). As Hannett’s incandescent production permeates the record alongside a band that had grown much in confidence since their debut, Closer also yielded many landmark Joy Division tracks including “Atrocity Exhibition, “Heart And Soul”, and “Twenty Four Hours”.

In addition, The Light have now come to perform every Joy Division song ever recorded including all the singles and B-sides, so the set will include the singles “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Atmosphere” as well as many lesser know tracks.

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.

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“Peter Hook And The Light” – Live Reviews

“Peter Hook & The Light have 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

“Stirring, emotive and exceptionally impressive....Hooky and the band reinvigorated the old material with real passion. Word Magazine

“5 Stars – A fitting tribute to one of the greatest bands Britain has ever produced. Hooky pulled it off and then some.” Sunday Mail

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

“Hooky is the Rock God of bass players,his performance at North London’s Koko had far more energy than last summer’s Hyde Park show by the rest of New Order. He closed with a triumphant Temptation then the inevitable encore of Blue Monday.The Sun

“While pages and pages of text has been written about how influential Peter Hook’s bass sound is, and how much it defined Joy Division and New Order, he’s also a very compelling front man. Now, 30 years later, the songs really come to life with a punchier musical delivery than they ever had on record, and an uber-confident Hook belting them out.” Artrocker

“Best decision I made all year? Quite possibly.... My god, man. Go see this band.... Well played, Mr. Hook. Well played.” The Pale Drummer

“The passion and above all the quality of his shows. In this era of manufactured pop trash we need genuine legends of the calibre of Peter Hook, long may he continue.” QRO Magazine

“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

"A triumphant return for the band, the main floor was packed shoulder to shoulder with a diverse crowd of emphatic fans. On the second level an outdoor balcony, overlooked a bustling Hollywood Boulevard below. On the third balcony level every seat was taken, with a crowd dancing about in the back. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the marathon music lesson that the band was offering up on the roots of what has become modern dance music." 5 Stars Examiner

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