Peter Hook & The Light “Joy Division : A Celebration”
New Leeds O2 Academy Concert Announced For Rescheduled January 2022 Dates
DHP, PCL, Ghostwriter & Academy Events By Arrangement With` Spider Touring Present
An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light
“Joy Division : A Celebration”
Performing The Albums “Unknown Pleasures” & “Closer”
With An Opening Set Of New Order Material
Tuesday 11th January 2020 O2 Academy, Leeds
Wednesday 12th January 2022 Glasgow Barrowland
Friday 14th January 2022 O2 Apollo, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 15th January 2022 O2 Academy Brixton, London
Leeds 02 Academy Date On Sale Friday 6th November 2020 10AM Here
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A new Leeds 02 Academy date has been announced as the first date for Peter Hook & The Light’s “Joy Division : A Celebration” concerts which are now scheduled for January 2022. (Watch this in depth interview with Peter Hook by John Robb about Joy Division and Ian Curtis here)
The new addition of the Leeds concert comes as the debut show of these gigs for The Light and is the only North Of England show for the run of dates aside from the fully sold out O2 Apollo Manchester hometown event. The four date tour also sees visits to Glasgow Barrowland and O2 Academy Brixton.
The original May 2020 concerts were timed to commemorate four decades of the group’s and Ian Curtis’ continuing influence, playing “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” in full for the first time in the UK since at the Camden Roundhouse in 2017 as well as other Joy Division tracks and an opening set of New Order material.
Nonetheless Peter Hook & The Light will be looking to deliver the concerts in January 2022. The events were also set to celebrate The Light’s 10th anniversary but will now come some eleven and a half years from Hooky beginning his odyssey through both his bands’ back catalogues.
“Leeds has always been one of my favourite places to play ever since Joy Division supported Buzzcocks in 1979. It always a great crowd and it’s a great music city. Gang Of Four are amongst my best ever bands and to begin this new set of Joy Division album concerts in Leeds will be very special indeed.” Peter Hook
These Joy Division album shows have become much less common for The Light as they moved through their progression of touring the New Order albums in succession. Aside from some one-off gigs such as The Roxy in LA and Manchester Academy, these concerts are the first major shows for this set in some years.
In addition to coming some 40 years since Joy Division ended, these gigs were also to mark a decade since The Light began at The Factory in Manchester on 18th May 2010. That journey has seen them now perform eleven of both his bands’ albums all round the world including numerous tours of Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
The charities to be supported by the concerts are CALM and Epilepsy Society.
The influence of Joy Division and their music remains strong in popular culture, holding a sincere reverence. The albums are played sequentially in track order, respecting the inspiration and impact of the stunning debut album “Unknown Pleasures” and the immaculately produced second “Closer”.
“Unknown Pleasures” features “Disorder”, “Insight”, “New Dawn Fades”, and “She’s Lost Control” while “Closer”, considered “a start to finish masterpiece” by Pitchfork Media counts “Atrocity Exhibition”, “Heart And Soul” and “Twenty Four Hours” amongst its many highlights.
In addition to the albums, the concerts span the entirety of Joy Division’s rich but short career including early Warsaw material, tracks from the compilation LP “Still” to the final songs “Ceremony” and “In a Lonely Place” written by Joy Division which were to form New Order’s first single.
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