Peter Hook & The Light Oct Nov 2013

Peter Hook & The Light Oct Nov 2013

Peter Hook & The Light Announce October / November 2013 UK & Ireland Tour performing New Order’s “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies”

Tickets for all dates go on sales Friday 31st May 2013.

Following their sold out debut concerts in January 2013 and a recently announced US tour for September, Peter Hook & The Light are to take their critically acclaimed performances of the first two New Order albums, “Movement” (1981) and “Power, Corruption & Lies” (1983) on the road in the UK and Ireland for fourteen dates between 24th October 2013 and 23rd November 2013.

LTW reviewed a number of the recent gigs, most notably the bands triumphant appearance at Manchester Cathedral back in January of which John Robb wrote “Hooky’s defining bass and surprisingly assured and great vocals find a whole new meaning in his back catalogue….. What Hooky has done is grab these songs by the scruff of the neck and give them a punkiness with his bass driving the songs with an added raw power….Tonight is a real triumph – A romp through a back catalogue should never be this good but Hooky has made these songs have a very different narrative and put a whole new heart and soul into them” – The Manchester Cathedral gig has subsequently been released as a digital download available now at Play Concert – A free track, ‘Everything’s Gone Green’ from the album is also available to download from Soundcloud.

All of the shows will feature full performances of both albums, in track order, which has become a hallmark of The Light’s sets, and will also include singles and B-Sides from the corresponding period such as “Everything’s Gone Green”, “Temptation” and “Blue Monday” which New Order generally didn’t include on the releases, preferring their LPs to stand alone in comparison to the singles.

Both albums mark the early development of New Order’s sound whilst also, notably on “Movement”, referring back to the Joy Division template. The final album from the band to be produced by Martin Hannett, Movement’s reputation has grown stronger amongst fans since release for its experimentation, Peter Hook taking lead vocals on two of the album’s key tracks, opener “Dreams Never End” and the seminal “Doubts Even Here”.

Peter Hook & The Light announce October / November 2013 UK & Ireland Tour
(Image Courtesy Al De Perez)

Some thirty years on from its first release, “Power Corruption & Lies” shows the emergence of what is termed the trademark, archetypal New Order sound and was more enthusiastically received than its predecessor with Rolling Stone terming it “a landmark album of danceable, post-punk music”.

Containing some of the fans persistent live favourites such as “Age Of Consent” and “Your Silent Face”, as well as the much loved album tracks, “586” and “Leave Me Alone” it was this album that cemented New Order’s reputation and showed a cohesiveness and new found confidence emanating from the band.

Tour Dates:

24th October – East Village Arts Centre, Liverpool (Tickets)
25th October – The Cockpit, Leeds
26th October – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
31th October – 53 Degrees, Preston (Tickets)
1st November – Sugarmill, Stoke (Tickets)
2nd November – 02 Academy Birmingham (Tickets)
7th November – Chinnery’s, Southend-on-sea (Tickets)
8th November – Sub 89, Reading
9th November – Concorde 2 Brighton
14th November – Warehouse 34, Newcastle
15th November – The Garage, Glasgow (Tickets)
16th November – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (Tickets)
22nd November – The Academy, Dublin
23rd November – The Limelight, Belfast (Tickets)

Support at all headline dates will come from ‘Slaves of Venus’

Tickets for all dates go on sales Friday 31st May 2013.

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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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