Hacienda Classical returns in 2017 !



“A near two hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” – Mixmag

“Probably the best rave since 1997. A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops, massive tunes.” NME

“The atmosphere was incredible.” The Times – Five Stars

Following huge critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back  Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts.The incredible show sees the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music,  innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.

As The Hacienda’s dance heritage collided with the world of classical music, reactions to the concerts have  been widely celebrated with dates selling out in minutes and great audience responses from the gigs.

Moving into its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted this year’s inspirational nights, recreating the seminal tracks that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.

The new Haçienda Classical show will debut at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on Saturday 22nd April before returning once again to the prestigious London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26th May.

Rounding up this trio of dates is the Manchester homecoming event as the production rolls back into Castlefield Bowl for another very special night Saturday 1st July after eight thousand people came to the arena last summer.

All the Hacienda Classical Manchester, London and Glasgow shows were fully sold out in 2016 and the tickets for the 2017 shows are sure to be hugely in demand.

Following the success of the live shows “Hacienda Classical” the album is to be released this Friday 21st October by Sony Music. The LP features the full live set of this year’s concerts and includes versions of “Someday”, “You Don’t Know Me”, “String Of Live”/ Good Life as well as Rowetta’s stunning encore of “You Got The Love”. Order the album here – http://smarturl.it/HC_amz

Accompanying the album release, Channel4 are to screen an exclusive documentary, “Hacienda House Orchestra” charting the concerts from first rehearsal through to Castlefield. This airs just after midnight Thurs 20th / Fri 21st Oct at 00:05.

Tickets go on sale 10am on Saturday 22nd October 2016 for the Manchester and London dates via www.Gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk  and 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826.

Direct link here – http://gigst.rs/haciendac

For the Glasgow date, tickets are also on sale 10am Saturday 22nd October 2016 via www.secc.co.uk  / https://tickets-scotland.com / www.skiddle.com  and www.seetickets.com.

Direct link here – http://bit.ly/HaciendaCSSEHydroApr17

SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017                     The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017                               Royal Albert Hall, London
SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017                         Castlefield Bowl, Manchester


Peter Hook & The Light Perform Substance – The Albums Of Joy Division & New Order Live At The Apollo Theatre Manchester 16/9/16 Recorded by Live Here NOW!

Peter Hook & The Light Perform Substance – The Albums Of Joy Division & New Order Live At The Apollo Theatre Manchester 16/9/16



  • Live Here Now To Release Full 02 Apollo Manchester Concert Live Album


Live Here Now are to record and release Peter Hook And The Light’s full live set from this Friday’s homecoming 02 Apollo Manchester concert where they will perform “Substance – The Albums Of Joy Division & New Order, as part of their first run of dates.

Featuring the entire show, beginning to end, the first copies of the three CD album will be turned around and available immediately following the concert on Friday 16th September 2016. Pre orders will be shipped on Monday 19th September when the recording will also be made available for download. The album will also be available at Saturday’s London Kentish Town Forum show.

The album marks the sixth collaboration between Peter Hook & The Light and Live Here Now as they have charted the band’s progression through Joy Division’s and New Order’s catalogues since 2010, releasing Live At Goodwood, The Hebden Bridge Tapes and the So This Is Permanence Macclesfield concert

To pre-order the Manchester concert or for the previous releases, check here – http://bit.ly/TheLightLHNReleasesShop

With this being the week of the shows, there are only a few remaining tickets for The Light’s debut performances of the Substance LPs in Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Thurs 15 Sept     Glasgow Barrowlands – http://bit.ly/TheLightSubstanceGlasgowSeeTickets

Fri 16 Sept    02 Apollo MCR http://bit.ly/TheLightSubstanceManchesterTicketmaster

Sat 17 Sept     Kentish Town Forum – http://bit.ly/TheLightSubstanceLondonTicketmaster

Full info – http://bit.ly/TheLightLiveDates



About Substance

Released in August 1987, New Order’s Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became the best selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.

Widely considered New Order’s strongest album, “their most popular, well known, highly rated and arguably the most influential” (Sputnik Music), Factory Records’ 200th release featured the bands seminal 12″ mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 (again recorded especially for the album), the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Temptation”, “Thieves Like Us”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Bizarre Love Triangle”.

Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as “Transmission”, “Komakino”, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Atmosphere”, as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP “An Ideal For Living” and the Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with “Warsaw” and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and “Dead Souls” to the band’s final tracks. The collection demonstrates the same energy as a full length LP with several key B-sides added.

Allmusic called it “the best adjunct to the two albums anyone could want.”   1

Peter Hook & The Light have toured Joy Division and New Order’s albums extensively since debuting “Unknown Pleasures” back in 2010 with dates all across the world which have been very well received by critics and fans alike. (See below for review quotes.)

For videos and concert footage from The Light check –www.youtube.com/peterhookandthelight

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On “Substance” – Joy Division

“Substance, in all of its 17 tracks, provides the perfect snapshot of the all-too-short career of the post-punk legends… Although an entirely different experience from either Joy Division  album, Substance is a perfectly ordered compilation with nothing but amazing singles filling up its 60+ minute running time.” Sputnik Music

On “Substance” – New Order

“This assemblage of 12-inch singles and remixes charts New Order’s transformation from gloom rockers to electro-disco pioneers. Club hits like “Blue Monday” and “Bizarre Love Triangle” are full of bass melodies that beat-loving guitar bands are still trying to figure out.”

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

“Although the group enjoyed many great moments after this point, Substance should still be their time capsule release. Almost taken for granted, the way New Order brought the underground dance sounds of the US to the indie mainstream could well make them one of the most significant groups ever.” BBC Music

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…. The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.” Gigwise

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

It was certainly one of those special shows were the venue, artist, and fans all clicked perfectly to make for a very memorable experience and a blazing hot and awesome show by a legendary artist and performer, who in my opinion is the heart and soul of New Order keeping the most authentic live performance of their music alive for old and new fans.” Rock Subculture

By focusing solely on the music, and allowing the songs inherent structure to do the heavy lifting instead of blowing them up into pseudo-stadium cuts, their inherent virtues were that much more apparent. Frankly, these songs rock…..This is Peter Hook and his band taking a chance, dusting off wrongly ignored tunes, and kicking ass. “Punk News





Hooky’s New Book – Substance – Inside New Order – Pre-order Info & UK Signing tour !


Published in Hardback by Simon & Schuster UK
6 October 2016
Amazon Pre Order Link – http://bit.ly/PHookSubstance



Having detailed the rise and fall of ‘Madchester’ in The Hacienda and Joy Division’s short career in Unknown Pleasures, legendary bassist Peter Hook tells the third, arguably the most important and certainly the most controversial part of his story: the New Order years.
Following on from Joy Division’s two seminal albums and the death of lead singer Ian Curtis on the eve of the band’s first US Tour, Hooky and band members moved on swiftly to become New Order.  “We didn’t really think about it afterwards, it just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division and the next time we got together, we were a new band.” Peter Hook
 The band’s distinctive sound – a fusion of post-punk and ground-breaking electronica – paved the way for the dance music revolution and earned them the reputation as one of the most influential bands of their generation. Throughout the Eighties, New Order scaled the heights of success, gaining international acclaim and touring the globe.
From working with Arthur Baker to selling out the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Bizarre Love Triangle became a huge hit in Australia, Blue Monday became the biggest selling 12-inch of all time whilst New Order’s “Substance” shipped many millions of copies to become the group’s most successful album.
Despite their success, the band has always been a collision of the visionary and the volatile and often fraught with tensions. Hooky chronicles how these relationships fell apart, detailing the splits, further splits and the ultimate demise of the band in 2006.
In Substance, Peter Hook has written a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band’s entire history, packed with outrageous anecdotes.

Amazon Pre Order Link – http://bit.ly/PHookSubstance

Book Signing Dates:
Weds 5th Oct – 8pm – Sage, Gateshead (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Thurs 6th Oct – 1230pm – Waterstones, Edinburgh (Signing)
Thurs 6th Oct – 630pm –  Aye Write!,  Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow  (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Fri 7th Oct – 8pm – Toppings, Bath  (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Sat 8th Oct -2pm –  Fopp, Oxford (Signing)
Sat 8th Oct – 7pm – Birmingham Town Hall (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Sun 9th Oct – 130pm – HMV Leeds (Signing)
Sun 9th Oct – 430pm – Ilkley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Mon 10th Oct – 8pm -Substance : An Evening With Peter Hook & Clint Boon, Albert Square Chop House, Manchester (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Thurs 13th Oct – 12pm Fopp Covent Garden (Signing)
Thurs 13th Oct – Classical Album Sundays (Talk, Q&A, Signing)
Fri 14th Oct – 730pm  Chester Literary Festival (Talk, Q&A, Signing.
Details and links at Facebook page www.facebook.com/insideneworder or at the news story here – http://bit.ly/SubstanceUKBookTourSiteNews
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Peter Hook & The Light Perform Substance – The Albums Of Joy Division & New Order
Debut Concerts  Glasgow / Manchester / London – September 2016
The Light Substance NO Fall 2016 NO Poster
Thursday 15th September 2016      Glasgow Barrowlands – http://bit.ly/TheLightSubstanceGlasgowSeeTickets
Friday 16th September 2016           Manchester 02 Apollo
Saturday 17th September 2016      London Kentish Town Forum
Full Details At http://bit.ly/TheLightSubstanceTourDatesNewsStory


Hacienda Classical Album Announced By Sony Classical – Out 21st October 2016

 Hacienda Classical Cd Announced By Sony Classical – Pre order links below.
·         PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON HERE – http://smarturl.it/HC_amz
The team behind legendary Manchester club FAC 51 The Haçienda is set to release a full ‘Haçienda Classiçal’ album on 21st October 2016, following the unprecedented success of a series of national events during the year.
Haçienda Classiçal has seen DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, the original DJs behind the unique Haçienda sound, spin club classics in full harmony with a live orchestra, Manchester Camerata, alongside vocals from the AMC Choir and special guests.
The resulting collision of seminal dance music and orchestral instrumentation has breathed new life into club anthems such as ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Voodoo Ray’, ‘Good Life’ and ‘Ride On Time’. Other tracks featured in the live set and on the album include ‘Strings of Life’, ‘Move Your Body’ and Rowetta’s stunning new take on ‘You Got The Love’.
The classical-meets-club concept was an instant success as many thousands immediately snapped up tickets to shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, all selling out in minutes.
With many requests for a recorded version of the concert, this studio album has been executive produced by The Haçienda, Joy Division and New Order co-founder Peter Hook, together with producer Phil Murphy. The release of this innovative and eagerly anticipated album will allow fans to enjoy the Haçienda Classiçal experience as a recording for the very first time.
Peter Hook, Executive Producer, said:
“This is one of the most challenging journeys I’ve ever undertaken in my musical career, both the live shows and putting the album together. But now looking back and listening to the recording, all the hard work has paid off.”
Tim Crooks, Musical Director, commented;
“Manchester has amazing musicians, DJs, producers and orchestras but they rarely collaborate. It’s rare that you get to do a project that celebrates this diversity.”
Bob Riley, CEO, Manchester Camerata, added:
‘It doesn’t get more Manchester than this. An epic project with visionary artists.’
‘Haçienda Classiçal’ will be released on 21st October 2016 on Sony Classical.
PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON HERE – http://smarturl.it/HC_amz

New Order Glastonbury 2016 – Now on BBC i Player

New Order Glastonbury 2016
New order headlined the Other Stage at Glastonbury on Saturday Night for those who missed it the performance is available on the BBC i Player for the next 28 days.

NO Glastonbury

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Singularity Pre-Order now available / Released 25/3/2016

Singularity Pre-Order / Released 25/3/2016
Singularity – The new Single is now available to pre-order from the New Order Store
12 Inch Purple Vinyl
CD Single
10 Track Audio download
10 track Audio HD Download
New Order official site: