Nova Nova & Peter Hook Re-Released for Recordstore Day 2014

Nova Nova & Peter Hook – Low Ends (Atal Music, 2014) – Recordstore day 2014


‘Low Ends’ will be released in a limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day (19 April 2014 – Easter weekend) via Primedirect Distribution: it will comprise two separate 7″ pressed in different colored disco bags – one in a black sleeve, and one in a white sleeve.

Vinyl 1 (Ata 1877)

A  Original Mix 4’24″  B  Slabb Remix 4’26′

Vinyl 2 (Ata 1878)

A Thierry Criscione Reconstructed Balearic Remix 4’18″  B Thierry Criscione Remix 4’12″

How Peter Hook got involved in the Nova Nova track…

In 2002, Malcolm McLaren had been living in Paris for several years when he met and hired Thierry Criscione as the producer of his new album. Malcolm McLaren got in touch with his old friend Tony Wilson, as he wished to use the lead vocals from Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ in a new track called ‘Love Will’. Thierry Criscione then asked his friend Marc Durif from the French electronica band Nova Nova to finalize the track’s production.  Upon completion, Tony Wilson gave a copy to Peter Hook.

A few years later, Marc Durif heard that Peter Hook had been including the track in his own DJ sets, Marc then sent Peter Hook an acoustic piano arrangement of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ he had done using the full Ian Curtis acappella.

Marc having composed a new song, Peter Hook agreed to play bass on that new track still un-named at the time, but which was to become ‘Low Ends’. Marc Durif then called up Thierry Criscione and Slabb from Relax Beat to work with him on the original production and on remixes.

Many thanks to Alexandre Escolier for the information.


Peter Hook and the Light Additional Tour dates added!

Peter Hook and the Light – North American Tour 2014 – Additional Tour Dates Added Today!


The Light Low Life Brotherhood Sept 2014 Concerts Please Post As Portrait





Other Peter Hook and the Light Tour dates:


The Windish Agency Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s

“Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” North American Tour November 2014

All Shows “Low-Life”/ “Brotherhood” And Feature All Material 1983 – 1987

“From Confusion To True Faith” Unless Otherwise Stated


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Tuesday 4th November 2014                 The Mohawk, Austin, TX

Thursday 6th November 2014               Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

Friday 7th November 2014                    Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Saturday 8th November 2014                Royale, Boston, MA

Monday 10th November 2014                Theatre Tellus, Montreal, QC

Tuesday 11th November 2014                 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Thursday 13th November 2014             The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

Friday 14th November 2014                  Metro, Chicago, IL

Saturday 15th November 2014              Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Monday 17th November 2014                Venue, Vancouver, BC

Tuesday 18th November 2014               Nuemos, Seattle, WA

Thursday 20th November 2014             Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Friday 21st November 2014                   Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Saturday 22nd November 2014             Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Monday 24th November 2014                 The Glasshouse, Pomona, CA (Movement / Power, Corruption & Lies – El Ten Eleven Support)

Tuesday 25th November 2014                 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA (Unknown Pleasures / Closer – With Special Guests)

Wednesday 26th November 2014           House Of Blues, San Diego, CA

Tickets and further information as soon as i get it.


New Order South and North America Tour Dates 2014

South America Tour Roster for 2014


NO south america tour dates 2014


Sunday 30TH March – Santiago – Chile Lollapalooza

Tuesday 1st April – Buenos Aries – Argentina – Lollapalooza

Thursday 3rd April – Montivideo – Uruguay – Rock and Fall

Sunday 6th April – Sao Paulo – Brazil – Lollapalooza

North America Tour Roster for 2014

NO north america tour dates 2014

1st Chicago – Illinois (us) – Aragaon Ballroom – DATE SOLD OUT!
6th Seattle – Washington – (us) Paramount Theatre (Tickets on sale NOW)
8th Vancouver (Canada)   – Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Tickets on sale NOW)
11TH San Francisco – California – Bill Graham Civic Audotorium (Tickets on sale NOW)
13th Los Angeles – California – Greek Theatre – Tickets on sale Saturday 5Th April

New Order were due to play at the Sasquatch Festival on Sunday 6th July, The event was cancelled by promoters Live Nation who cited cancellation of the event was due to poor ticket sales.

More ticket links and further information as soo as i get it.



New Order contribute exclusive track to Michael Shamberg benefit album on Factory Benelux / May 2014

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Artist:             Various Artists

Title:                     OF FACTORY NEW YORK

Released:        26 May 2014

Label:              Factory Benelux

Formats:          2xLP / CD  (13 tracks on each)

Cat No:            FBN 55 / FBN 55 CD

Barcode:          2xLP: 708527001707 / CD: 708527001691

Factory Benelux and New Order present Of Factory New York, a unique benefit album released to assist Michael Shamberg, who ran the NYC office of Factory Records during the celebrated label’s Eighties heyday.

Available on CD and double gatefold vinyl formats, Of Factory New York gathers a selection of classic tracks by artists associated with OFNY including the John Robie remix of Yashar by Cabaret Voltaire, Do the Du by A Certain Ratio, Cool As Ice by 52nd Street, Love Tempo by Quando Quango, the Megamix version of Looking From A Hilltop by Section 25 and an exclusive version of Your Silent Face by New Order, recorded live on tour in America in June 1989.

Homegrown American talent featured on the album includes Ike Yard, Thick Pigeon, Konk, Anna Domino and deejay/producer Arthur Baker. The cover art is based on an original 1983 design by Lawrence Weiner, the conceptual artist closely associated with Shamberg and Factory’s Big Apple operation.

Unfortunately in 2006 Michael was struck down with highly debilitating mitochondrial disease. All artists featured on Of Factory New York have donated their work free of charge, Factory Benelux will take no profit, and 100% of net revenues will be paid over to the medical trust which takes care of Michael.

“Michael has been with us from the very start,” explain New Order. “Initially he was in charge of Factory New York, then became creative producer for all our early videos. He brought our attention to the early works of directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, Gina Birch, Robert Breer, Peter Care, Phillipe Decouffle, Jonathan Demme, Robert Frank, Paula Greiff, Robert Longo, Bailie Walsh and William Wegman. Michael is very ill and needs constant medical attention. We want to help him, and played two fundraising shows in 2011. This new Factory New York compilation album will contribute further financial support towards Michael’s ongoing care.”

Vinyl tracklist:

A1. A Certain Ratio  Do the Du

A2. Quando Quango  Love Tempo

A3. 52nd Street  Cool As Ice

B1. Cabaret Voltaire  Yashar (John Robie Remix)

B2. New Order  Your Silent Face (live 1989)

B3. Konk Baby Dee

C1. Section 25 Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)

C2. Streetlife  Act On Instinct

C3. Marcel King  Reach For Love (New York Remix)

D1. Thick Pigeon  Subway

D2. Ike Yard  Kino

D3. Arthur Baker Come On

D4. Anna Domino  Summer (Arthur Baker Remix)

CD tracklist:

1. A Certain Ratio  Do the Du

2. Quando Quango  Love Tempo

3. Konk Baby Dee

4. 52nd Street  Cool As Ice

5. Cabaret Voltaire  Yashar (John Robie Remix)

6. New Order  Your Silent Face (live 1989)

7. Section 25 Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)

8. Streetlife  Act On Instinct

9. Marcel King  Reach For Love (New York Remix)

10. Thick Pigeon  Subway

11. Ike Yard  Kino

12. Arthur Baker Come On

13. Anna Domino  Summer (Arthur Baker Remix)


Many Thanks to James Nice for the information


Joy Divison – An Ideal For Living Re-released for Recordstore day 2014!

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Joy Division’s debut release An Ideal For Living has been re-imagined for Record Store Day 2014.

With beautiful new artwork and a new master, cut at Abbey Road in January 2014 by the band’s long-standing engineer and vinyl specialist Frank Arkwright.

The sleeve pays homage to the ‘Scaffolding’ release of this classic Joy Division record.

Limited edition but not numbered.



This years Recordstore day takes place on Saturday the 19th of April.

To find your nearest participating stores then click on the link below:


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Peter Hook and the Light – North American tour 2014

Peter Hook and the Light – North American tour Dates 2014

The  Windish Agency Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s “Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” North American Tour November 2014

Tuesday  4th November  2014                       The Mohawk, Austin, TX

Thursday  6th November 2014                      Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

Friday  7th November 2014                            Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Saturday  8th November  2014                       Royale, Boston, MA

Monday  10th November 2014                      Theatre Tellus, Montreal, QC

Tuesday  11th November  2014                      Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Thursday  13th November 2014                    The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

Friday  14th November  2014                         Metro, Chicago, IL

Saturday  15th November 2014                     Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Monday  17th November  2014                      Venue, Vancouver, BC

Tuesday  18th November  2014                      Nuemos, Seattle, WA

Thursday  20th November 2014                    Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Friday  21st November 2014                           Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Saturday  22nd November 2014                    Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA


Concerts Feature All Material 1983 –  1987

“From Confusion To True Faith”



“This  is New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs  and is delivering them with heart and soul.” – Louder Than War

Peter  Hook & The Light are  to perform New Order’s third and  fourth albums, “Low Life” and Brotherhood” for the first time in the  United States and Canada on a fourteen date tour across the first three weeks of  November 2014.

The tour is the The Light’s fourth of North America  following two very well received Joy  Division album tours of “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” and their equally  praised tour of New Order’s “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies” in  September 2013.

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.

The Light will also be supporting themselves at the  concerts performing a selection of Joy Division material prior to the album  performances.

Having released “Blue Monday” and “Temptation”, by this period, New Order had grown in confidence and  attained increasing success in the UK and internationally. Praised for their  creativity, boundary pushing and consistent touring, the albums saw the group  finding their niche and signature sound, fusing their rock, indie style with new  emerging electronic equipment and bringing melody and emotion to their techno  experiments. Both the singles and the albums for this period stand out as some  of the finest work ever produced by the band.

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.

 “Brotherhood” itself took a unique  approach, splitting the rock side of the band to the first side of the album,  with tracks “Paradise”, “As It Is When It Was” and “Way Of Life”, whereas the flips side was  electronic, taking in the two singles and also “Every Second Counts”, a finely tuned  electronic ballad regarded as the counterpoint to “Leave Me Alone

With The Light’s concerts running up to 1987, New Order  enjoyed their biggest international hit “True Faith”. Some seven years after the  demise of Joy Division and a decade on from first forming, the band had come  full circle to hit heights never thought possible, showing that “Dreams Never End”.

With a set list so full of classic records and fans  favourites, many never heard for some twenty five years or more, this music  defined the times and still sounds current today.

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.

On  Peter Hook And The Light Live

“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

“Now,  30 years later, the songs really come to life with a punchier musical delivery  than they ever had on record, and an uber-confident Hook belting them out. The  most fascinating thing about the gig is hearing the journey between Joy Division  and the classic New Order sound over the course of two hours.” Artrocker

“Hooky  is the Rock God of bass players. His performance at Koko had far more energy  than last summer’s Hyde Park show by the rest of New Order. He closed with a  triumphant Temptation and the inevitable encore of Blue Monday. You’ve still got  it, Hooky.” The  Sun

 “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

“Best decision I made all year? Quite possibly…. My  god, man. Go see this band…. Well played, Mr. Hook. Well played.” The Pale Drummer

 “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 – everything was  perfect from the venue, to the acoustics, to the delivery of the songs, to the  tight band, to the vocals and that distinctive great bass playing…Hooky has  made these songs have a very different narrative and put a whole new heart and  soul into them.”  Louder Than  War