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

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR  OF NEW ORDER’S “LOW LIFE (1985)” & “BROTHERHOOD” (1986) FOR NOVEMBER  2014

Concerts Feature All Material 1983 –  1987

“From Confusion To True Faith”

 

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“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.

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“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

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