Peter Hook & The Light Debut ‘Low Life’ & ‘Brotherhood’ & Material 83′ to 87′ – Tickets on sale Fri 29th November

Peter Hook & The Light Debut ‘Low Life’ & ‘Brotherhood’ & Material 83′ to 87′ – Tickets on sale Fri 29th November

The Ritz, Manchester Thurs 25th Sept 2014.

Shepherds Bush Empire, London, Sat 27th Sept 2014.

Tickets On Sale From 9am Friday 29th November 2013 TICKETS

Tickets include charity donation to MIND & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

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

Following on from The Light’s very well received Joy Division album shows and their equally praised tours of ‘Movement’ and ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ 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.

Marking the high period of New Order artistically, the critical plaudits heaped upon ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ was followed by similar notices for ‘Low Life’ and ‘Brotherhood’, considered as a trio, the band’s greatest albums which were achieved through a period of intense hard work which brought significant results and advancements. Having raised their profile with ‘Blue Monday’, still the biggest ever selling 12” in history, the band continued to define their status with their diffident attitude to promotion, Peter Saville’s iconic design and their disregard of mid Eighties video culture and the MTV generation.

Peter Hook & The Light’s ‘Lowlife’ & ‘Brotherhood’ concerts 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.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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