Joy Division co-founder Peter Hook is returning to the US and Canada in September for a 10 date tour. On alternate nights, as listed below, Peter Hook and The Light will perform sets with music from Joy Division albums Closer or Unknown Pleasures.
Peter Hook and The Light will play Toronto on Saturday, 24 September at the Phoenix presented by Embrace. Tickets for the Toronto show are on sale from tonight for $16.50 plus service charges at TicketWeb.ca, Rotate This and Soundwaves.
Quote from the press release:
First performed for two charity supporting concerts to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ passing at The Factory in Manchester back in May of
this year2010, reaction to Hooky’s revival of the earliest material from his career has been met with great reactions from long term fans and newer devotees alike. Culling material from the first tracks written as Warsaw, Joy Division’s debut “An Ideal For Living” EP and then playing the band’s debut album, “Unknown Pleasures “ in full, the concerts have re-introduced Hooky’s and Joy Divison’s early repertoire to a host of new audiences across festivals and foreign tours.
With Hooky taking lead vocals and playing bass for The Light, his son Jack Bates also fills in on bass with Nat Wason on guitar whilst the line up and family affairs completed by cohorts Andy Poole on keys, Paul “Leadfoot” Kehoe on drums and Hooky’s production partner Phil Murphy as tour manager.
Peter Hook and The Light tour dates:
|Tuesday 13th||Irving Plaza, New York||The Light – Closer|
|Wednesday 14th||The Music Box, Los Angeles||The Light – Closer|
|Friday 16th||El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles||The Light – Unknown Pleasures|
|Saturday 17th||Mezzanine, San Francisco||The Light – Closer|
|Monday 19th||Bluebird, Denver||The Light – Unknown Pleasures|
|Tuesday 20th||Paradise, Boston||The Light – Closer|
|Wednesday 21st||9:30 Club, Washington DC||The Light – Closer|
|Friday 23rd||Metro, Chicago||The Light – Closer|
|Saturday 24th||Phoenix, Toronto||The Light – Unknown Pleasures|
|Sunday 25th||Club Soda, Montreal||The Light – Unknown Pleasures|
© James Shearer, Music Vice