PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT

By on September 7, 2011

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT:
TO PERFORM JOY DIVISON’S SEMINAL FINAL ALBUM
CLOSER
FOR U.S. AUDIENCES STARTING SEPTEMBER 13;
GROUP WILL DEBUT
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
ALBUM IN CANADA AND MEXICO
AMOEBA IN-STORE SIGNING AT AMOEBA RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Closer is 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.”
-Pitchfork
Unknown Pleasures is simply one of the best records ever made, and is still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on.”
-NME
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PETER HOOK.
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT will return to North America this fall to perform the two landmark albums CLOSER and UNKNOWN PLEASURES from the legendary post-punk group Joy Division sequentially and in full for audiences in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The trek will kick off next week in New York City (Tue. 9.13, Gramercy Theater), and visit major cities including Los Angeles (Wed. 9.14, The Music Box-Closer; and Fri. 9.15, El Rey Theatre-Unknown Pleasures), San Francisco (Sat. 9.17 Mezzanine), Denver (Mon. 9.19 Bluebird Theatre), Boston (Tue. 9.20 Paradise Rock Club), Washington, D.C. (Wed. 9.21, 9:30 Club), Chicago (Fri 9.23, Metro), Toronto (Sat. 9.24, Phoenix Concert Theater), Montreal (Sun. 9.25, Club Soda), Tijuana (Wed., 9.28, Black Box), Guadalajara (Thur. 9.29, The Warehouse) and Mexico City (Sat. 10.1, El Pasaguero).
After performing together at the opening night of The Factory (U.K.) in February 2010, PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT have toured mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. including festival appearances. Last December, the group–which features PETER HOOK, legendary bassist and founding member of Joy Division/New Order on vocals and bass, JACK BATES (bass),NAT WATSON (guitar), ANDY POOLE (keyboards) and PAUL KEHOE (drums)–toured the U.S. for critically acclaimed run performing Joy Division’s debut album UNKNOWN PLEASURES of which SPIN noted, “the band filled ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ with an ecstatic thunder the original never touched.” (Reyan Ali, 12/1/10). Produced by Martin Hannett,  both UNKNOWN PLEASURES and CLOSER have enjoyed immense critical acclaim and are widely considered influential post-punk and new wave classics. The influence of both albums is longstanding and remains pervasive today, both for fans and the many emerging artists who take on the template of Joy Division’s sound in the modern era. CLOSER yielded many landmark Joy Division tracks including“Atrocity Exhibition,” “Heart And Soul” and “Twenty Four Hours.”
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT released their debut EP 1102/2011 digitally this spring on Hacienda Records, available exclusively at: www.fac51thehacienda.com. The EP features a previously unreleased Joy Division song titled “Pictures In My Mind” as well as new renditions of “Atmosphere,” “New Dawn Fades,” and “Insight.” On Thursday, September 15, PETER will make a special appearance in Los Angeles for an in-store signing at Amoeba Records (6400 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028) to celebrate the release of the new double red vinyl & CD live albumUnknown Pleasures Live In Australia out now on Pylon Records. PETER will meet and greet with fans starting at 7:00pm. For more information, visit: http://www.peterhook.co.uk/#/news/peter-hook-la-signing-at-amoeba-music-hollywood-ca-thurs-15th-sept-from-7pm.
The complete tracklisting for Joy Division’s CLOSER:
  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means to an End
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades
The complete tracklisting for Joy Division’s UNKOWN PLEASURES:
  1. Disorder
  2. Day of the Lords
  3. Candidate
  4. Insight
  5. New Dawn Fades
  6. She’s Lost Control
  7. Shadowplay
  8. Wilderness
  9. Interzone


PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT fall North American tour dates:
DATE
CITY
VENUE
ALBUM
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
Tue
9/13
New York, NY
Gramercy Theatre
CLOSER
Wed
9/14
Los Angeles, CA
The Music Box
CLOSER
Thu
9/15
Los Angeles, CA
Amoeba Music
Fri
9/16
Los Angeles, CA
El Rey Theatre
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Sat
9/17
San Francisco, CA
Mezzanine
CLOSER
Mon
9/19
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theatre
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Tue
9/20
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club
CLOSER
Wed
9/21
Washington D.C., DC
9:30 Club
CLOSER
Fri
9/23
Chicago, IL
Metro
CLOSER
Sat
9/24
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Sun
9/25
Montreal, QC
Club Soda
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Wed
9/28
Tijuana, MEX
Black Box
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Thu
9/29
Guadalajara, MEX
The Warehouse
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Sat
10/1
Mexico City, MEX
El Pasaguero
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT perform live.
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