Peter Hook & The Light – Manchester Cathedral Live Recording Released By Play Concert Mon 22nd April – London / Buxton / Macclesfie​ld / Festival Dates Summer 2013


Peter Hook & The Lights Manchester Cathedral Debut “Movement” / “Power Corruption & Lies” Live Concert Jan 2013 Released In Full Via Play Concert Mon 22nd April 2013 Also Available Unknown Pleasures – Live In Preston & Leeds Nov 2012 Additional Dates For The Light Announced For Summer 2013 Including Coronet London Sat 21st June / Buxton Opera House Tues 23rd July / Crooked Ways Festival Sat 1st June / Barnaby Festival Sat 23rd June / Rebellion Festival Aug 11th 2013


Peter Hook And The Light made their debut performances of New Order’s “Movement” and “Power Corruption And Lies” with three sold out concerts at the turn of the year, the final of which was a highly acclaimed event, at Manchester Cathedral Friday 18th January 2013. Dubbed “quite extraordinary” and “a real triumph” by critics, the Manchester concert was recorded in full by Play Concert and is to be released digitally exclusively at their site  on Monday 22nd April. Also in advance of extensive touring dates due later in the year, The Light have just announced a string of UK dates featuring the New Order albums, including a new London date with a headline show at The Coronet on Saturday 21st June where the band intend an electronic influenced set from the albums and singles and a return to Buxton Opera House for a double header featuring both “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies” in full on Tuesday 23rd July.

The Light are also to perform a “Movement” and “Power Corruption & Lies” highlights show at the Crooked Ways Festival on Saturday 1st June with dates playing the Joy Division albums “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” also coming up in Holmfirth and Russia in April, Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield in June and Rebellion Festival in Blackpool August of this year.


The Manchester Cathedral recording sees the performances of the albums in full and in sequential order, which has become central to The Light’s live performances and the band also revisit many of the singles of 1981 to 1983 including “Ceremony”, “Everything’s Gone Green”, “Temptation” and “Blue Monday” The last album from the band to be produced by Martin Hannett, “Movement’s reputation has grown stronger amongst fans since its release. Hooky took lead vocals on albums tracks, opener “Dreams Never End” and “Doubts Even Here” and also in Manchester runs through the lighter touches of “Chosen Time” and “Senses”, alongside the emotion and  soul searching of the LP’s centre-point “The Him”, “ICB” and “Truth”. In comparison, “Power Corruption And Lies” shows the emergence of what is termed the archetypal New Order electronic sound. Enthusiastically received on release, the album contains some of the fan’s live favourites such as “Age Of Consent” and “Your Silent Face” with“Age Of Consent”, “Your Silent Face” and the delicately wrought and soulful “Leave Me Alone”, Play Concert had previously released two shows by The Light, Preston and Leeds, recorded on last year’s “Unknown Pleasures” UK Tour in November, both of which are available to download from Play Concert in full.


Free tracks “Transmission” and “Isolation” from both the Unknown Pleasures Preston And Leeds concert recordings are now available on Play Concerts soundcloud page to download where you can also listen to a preview edit of the entire concerts here –  A free track “Cries And Whispers” will also be available to download from the Play Concert soundcloud page from the Monday 15th April prior to the release and you can pre-order the Manchester Cathedral Recording here prior to release –


Peter Hook And The Light Upcoming Live Dates April 15th 2013   The Picturedrome Holmfirth (Unknown Pleasures / Closer) April 17th 2013  Moscow Hall Moscow (Unknown Pleasures / Closer) April 18th 2013   Tele Club Yekaterinburg (Unknown Pleasures / Closer) April 19th 2013  Kosmanaut Klub St Petersburg (Unknown Pleasures / Closer) June 1st 2013  Crooked Ways Festival Pontefract (Movement/PC&L H’lights) June 21st 2013  The Coronet London (Movement / PC&L Electronic Set) June 23rd 2013  Barnaby Festival Macclesfield (Unknown Pleasures / Closer) July 23rd 2013  Buxton Opera House, Buxton (Movement / PC&L Full LPs) Aug 11th 2013  Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (Unknown Pleasures) Peter Hook And The Light – Live At Manchester Cathedral – 18th Jan 2013


Playconcert Release –  Full Tracklisting

In A Lonely Place    Cries And Whispers Ceremony     Age Of Consent Procession    We All Stand Dreams Never End   The Village Truth     586 Senses     Your Silent Face Chosen Time    Ultraviolence I.C.B.     Ecstasy The Him    The Beach Doubts Even Here   Leave Me Alone Everything’s Gone Green  Hurt Denial     Temptation Mesh     Blue Monday About Play Concert   Play Concert pride themselves on furthering access to live music and concerts recordings, delivered digitally via their concert audio and live streaming services.   Based in Manchester, Play Concert professionally record and re-master concert audio, making it available for download from their website after the show.  In addition to this they provide live streaming services, delivering concerts and events directly to a users laptop, desktop or mobile device.   For more details on Play Concert, go to