New Order Announce New Album – Music Complete!

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Music Complete is the tenth studio album and the first Album since signing to Mute Records and the first album minus Peter Hook.

The album will be released on CD, download and limited edition clear vinyl. In addition, there will be an exclusive 8-piece deluxe vinyl collection that includes the album plus extended versions of all 11 tracks on coloured vinyl.

The Album will be released on Friday 25th September.

To Pre-order the album click the following link –

You can also here a snippet of the album here –

Peter Hook and the Light – So this is Permanence Live Triple CD Set

Peter Hook and The Light – So this is Permanence Triple CD Set -recorded live at Christ Church Macclesfield 18/5/15


Have you ordered your copy of “So This Is Permanence” yet..??

Every single song written & recorded by Joy Division, performed live by Peter Hook & The Light at Christ Church in Ian Curtis’ own hometown of Macclesfield…

As with the event itself, proceeds from the sale of this triple CD live album are also going to the Epilepsy Society and the Churches Conservation Trust…
You can order the CD or the MP3 downloads now, here:

So This Is Permanence – Peter Hook & The Light Perform The Complete Works Of Joy Division – Christ Church, Macclesfield – Mon 18th May 2015 SOLD OUT!

“So This Is Permanence”




Monday 18th May 2015

Peter Hook & The Light Perform The Complete Works Of Joy Division, Celebrating The Life of Ian Curtis.



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Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield. SK11 6EG

Supporting The Epilepsy Society & The Churches Conservation Trust


Tickets – £35 + BF – Available exclusively from

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On Sale 9am Weds 25th March 2015 Special Event Tickets Provided by Eventim

35 Years On – So This Is Permanence…

Peter Hook & The Light return to Christ Church, Macclesfield on May 18th 2015 to perform the complete works of Joy Division. Hooky and The Light will play every single track ever written and recorded by the band at this singular concert at the beautiful 18th Century place of worship in the centre of the town where the group was founded.

As respect for and devotion to Joy Division’s contribution to music history endures locally and internationally some three and a half decades since the band ended, the live debut of the full repertoire is bound to be a hugely emotive occasion.

“So This Is Permanence” takes its name from the lyrics of “Twenty Four Hours”, an album track from the second side of ”Closer”, another classic by the band which has worked its way into popular consciousness along with the likes of ’Isolation’, ‘Disorder’, ‘Digital’ ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, ‘Transmission’,  ‘Atmosphere’ and many others.

Both the venue and the town hold great resonance for the event as Joy Division used to rehearse regularly at the nearby Talbot Pub in Macclesfield, although they never actually performed live in the town. As is well known, Macclesfield is the hometown of both  Ian Curtis & Stephen Morris and in another coincidence, Christ Church was attended by Ian in his youth.

The first time Joy Division’s music came to be performed live in Macclesfield took place in June 2013 at the Barnaby Festival when The Light were invited to perform “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” live. This intimate one-off concert, with the same 500 capacity as “So This Is Permanence” sold out quickly as fans of the band came from all over the world for the event.

“So This Is Permanence” forms another of The Light’s special event gigs and as the show takes place on such a significant date, it is set to attract a similar audience of the band’s fans to Macclesfield in mid May.

May 18th 2015 also marks five years precisely since Peter Hook & The Light debuted their “Unknown Pleasures” live set which began their musical odyssey through the Joy Division and New Order back catalogues.

Christ Church, an 18th Century church in central Macclesfield, is a unique grade two star listed building which had previously lay dormant for 30 years before being revived for The Barnaby Festival. The town’s Roe-Naissance Project are currently reviewing how it can be brought back to life as a functioning arts venue.

“So This Permanence” is being produced by Peter Hook, Wigwam, Eventim, DBN Lighting, and GF Smith Paper alongside Made In Macclesfield and Winterfest. The event is also supported by the Barnaby Festival and The Churches Conservation Trust who administer Christ Church.

All proceeds from “So This Is Permanence” are to be donated to The Epilepsy Society and The Churches Conservation Trust with the donation to the CCT earmarked for the redevelopment of Christ Church.


New Order – Kevin Cummins Book out Now!

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A definitive collection of photographs of the legendary and influential band New Order. New Order remains one of the most popular bands of the last half century. Founded in the dying years of punk and disco, and combining elements of post-punk, new wave, and electronic dance music, New Order was responsible for some of the biggest hits of the era and is one of few bands to have achieved mainstream success while retaining cult status. Having been the most trusted photographer of Joy Division in the 1970s, Kevin Cummins was uniquely placed to document the rise and fall of New Order, from their formation in 1980 to their split in 1993. From underground beginnings as the flagship group of Factory Records in Manchester to grandstand tours around Europe and America, Cummins captured the band in every light, from the intimacy of the studio to the frenetic energy of live performance. Collected here for the first time are more than a hundred photographs reflecting over a decade of New Order. Prefaced by a selection of rarely seen ephemera, conversations with the band members, and an introduction from Douglas Coupland, this is a stunning celebration of a band whose influence on music and fashion is still palpable today.

Out in all good Bookstores and online retailers NOW!



New Order sign new publishing deal with Universal.


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Universal Music Publishing has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with legendary UK band New Order, it was announced today by Paul Connolly, President of Europe and UK, Universal Music Publishing

The deal with New Order, which was overseen by UMP’s London-based Creative Director Darryl Watts, sees Universal Music Publishing globally representing the full New Order catalogue by the original four members including their nine studio albums and classic songs such as ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Regret’, ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ and ‘True Faith’.

Having career sales of more than 8 Million Albums, New Order, consisting of guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, drummer Stephen Morris and keyboard player Gillian Gilbert is one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the last thirty years. Their unique brand of synth pop bridged the gap between post-punk and electronic dance music, combining new wave aesthetics with the electronic textures and disco rhythms of underground club culture. The band formed in 1980 after the break-up of Joy Division, whose catalogue Watts also signed to UMP in 2007.

Regarding the deal, Rebecca Boulton of Prime Management (who manage Sumner, Morris and Gilbert) said: “We’re really happy to be signing our catalogue to Universal Music Publishing and consolidating our great relationship with Paul Connolly, Darryl Watts and all the fantastic staff at Universal.  They’ve done an excellent job on the Joy Division catalogue over the last 8 years and we’re looking forward to continuing that success with New Order. It wasn’t an easy decision to make the move, however the time felt right for change for New Order”

Band member and bassist Peter Hook said: “When you get to 58 there aren’t many momentous occasions in your life, but I had one recently. Our publishing was up for renewal and Darryl Watts at Universal (who are doing a wonderful job with Joy Division) said to me ‘I’ve been waiting 20 years for this moment,’ And you know what… so had I!”

Watts commented “Bands like New Order are the reason I first fell in love with music, and the privilege of working on signings like this is the reason I still do. They have always been true innovators. Put simply, they have an incredible set of songs and I’m absolutely delighted that we’re representing them,”.

Connolly said: “We’re privileged to represent the songs of some of the most iconic and culturally significant British songwriters ever, like The Clash, Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, The Sex Pistols, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, The Cure, Eurythmics, Elvis Costello and Joy Division. So to be entrusted with a catalogue as important as New Order’s as well is a very special honour indeed.”

Peter Hook and the Light – US Tour 2015


Peter Hook & The Light In Southern States America April/May 2015
On Their Fifth Tour Of The United States
Performing Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” / “Closer”



The Windish Agency Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s
“Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” Southern States Tour April 2015

All Shows “Unknown Pleasures”/ “Closer” And Feature All Material 1978 – 1980
The Light open for themselves at dates with a set of selected New Order material.

Fri 17th April 2015 Grand Central, Miami, FL
Sat 18th April 2015 State Theatre Saint Petersburg, FL
Sun 19th April 2015 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
Tues 21st April 2015 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
Weds 22nd April 2015 Republic New Orleans, LA
Fri 24th April 2015 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
Sat 25th April 2015 Middle Of The Map Festival, Kansas City, MO
Mon 27th April 2015 Bogarts, Cincinatti, Ohio
Tues 28th April 2015 Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Weds 29th April 2015 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Fri 1st May 2015 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Sat 2nd May 2015 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC.

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Peter Hook & The Light are taking to the United States for their fifth tour, this time touring the Southern States, playing new venues and cities for the first ever time, performing Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” in full and material from the band 1978 to 1980.
Aside from a few special concerts such as The Roxy Los Angeles November 2014 which sold out very quickly, The Light have not performed the Joy Division albums in full on tour in the United States since 2011 so the tour marks a special opportunity for fans to experience the albums live for the first time, and catch Hooky and his band on new adventures.
The Light also open for themselves performing a specially selected set of New Order material at all dates.
The tour kicks off on Friday 17th April in Grand Central, Miami before dates across the state that weekend in St Petersburg and Orlando. The first full week of the tour starts with Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia, before the band’s stop in New Orleans for the first time. They debut in Dallas at The Granada Theatre on Friday 24th April, then an appearance at the Middle Of The Map festival, Kansas City on the Saturday of that weekend.
The final week of the tour, late April, early May, commences Monday 27th April at Bogarts in Cincinatti, Ohio with stops in Nashville, Louisville, Carrboro, before finishing up at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, Saturday 2nd May.
Playing the albums sequentially and in track order, both Martin Hannett produced LPs are considered seminal, much loved classics and their influence remains pervasive today, both with fans and for the many bands, influenced by and who have taken on the template of Joy Division’s sound in the modern era.
“Unknown Pleasures” is considered one of the most stunning debut albums ever released while on “Closer” Hannett’s incandescent production permeates the record alongside a band that had grown much in confidence approaching their second album.
Both albums have come to yield many landmark tracks, “Unknown Pleasures” with “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.
With each album in full during the concert, The Light also turn to Hooky’s early repertoire to perform many other Warsaw and Joy Division tracks, some of which have never been played live previously apart from by The Light.
On “Unknown Pleasures” – The Album (NME)
The band’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is simply one of the best records ever made, and is still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on. With an almost dub-like, spacey atmosphere sculpted by studio genius Martin Hannett, the band’s sound was almost the polar opposite of the punk music which had brought them together after a Sex Pistols show in 1976. 10/10
On “Closer” – The Album (Pitchfork Media)
“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” 10 / 10.

On Peter Hook And The Light Live
“Peter Hook & The Light have developed into a well-oiled machine that – whisper it – actually deliver these songs better than the current line-up of New Order….they’ve become an impressive tour de force more than worthy of associating themselves with arguably two of the finest back catalogues in rock and roll history.” Drowned In Sound
‘A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure….Delving into over 30 songs stretching back to the 70s, Hooky and his current outfit performed the entirety of New Order albums Low-Life and Brotherhood – two records that helped shape and define post-punk and synthpop. The result was two hours teeming with heartbreak and affection…..The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.” Gigwise
“Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen have competition when it comes to marathon concerts. Stepping into the ring is former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, whose current tour finds him on stage for three hours.” Irish Independent
“Say what you will about Peter Hook, the man has got balls….It was most enjoyable to revisit these albums….for those in the audience who had been too young or not even born when these albums were released, this was clearly a welcome opportunity to get the flavour of these musical riches in concert.” The Times
“Taking in the show, I could imagine that this is what it might have felt like hearing the original New Order playing that material back in the day. More organic and authentic to the time. I really, really enjoyed this show immensely.” Rock Subculture
“The show was an unquestionable treat for fans….Hooky is an outstanding bass player and it’s truly magical to see him live in action…..Don’t miss this tour if it’s coming to your city. Peter Hook is a legend.” Hang The DJ / x89 Radio
About Peter Hook And The Light
Peter Hook And The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, David Potts on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Having first performed the Joy Division albums in 2010, the band have continued to perform the Joy Division catalogue. The Light also toured North and South America and the UK and Europe performing New Order’s “Movement” and “Power Corruption And Lies” in 2013. 2014 has seen include many festival, European and some Far East dates including the band’s first ever visit to China.
Following the well received debut “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” shows in Sept 2014 in the UK, the band are undertook an extensive tour of The Americas in Oct and Nov 2014 and return to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 before undertaking their fifth tour of the United States across the Southern States in April 2015.