Peter Hook & The Light “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies” Tour
Begins 24th October Liverpool / Ends 23rd November Belfast
“Not only did Hooky alight tour uk and ireland 2013nd his band open the show with Joy Division songs, he proceeded to play New Order’s two full albums and a stellar encore….Hooky and his band really put 110% into this show.” LA Record – http://bit.ly/173faFN
“Nearly three hours of not just the promised first two New Order albums, Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies, but a bit of Joy Division as well. A stellar show and a showcase of amazing music….More organic and authentic to the time. I really, really enjoyed this show immensely. ….Truly an unforgettable experience.” Rock Subculture – http://bit.ly/GzNPF6
“Tonight was a night of surprises even though fans knew what to expect…..“Webster Hall was intrigued by Movement but came alive during Power, Corruption, and Lies, with hands in the air and the room filling with smoke from dry ice machines, there was not a still body in the room….When the night was done and Webster Hall transformed into a dance club, the club had arrived thanks to Hook.” Officially A Yuppie – http://bit.ly/16Z9Oub
Having first performed the albums in well received debut shows at the start of the year, Peter Hook & The Light return from successful North and South American tours in late Summer / early Autumn to perform New Order’s debut first two albums “Movement” and “Power, Corruption And Lies” in full across the UK and Ireland for fourteen dates between 24th October 2013 and 23rd November 2013.
The UK tour begins at the East Village Arts Centre in Liverpool on Thursday 24th October and continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with dates spaced across late October and most of November that see The Light concerts in Leeds, Colchester, Preston, Stoke, Birmingham, Southend, Reading, Brighton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast.
The recent dates in North and South America have seen some great notices for the performances from audiences and journalists alike, carrying on from those received by the early shows in January. Performing the album sequentially and in full, along with the singles and B-sides from the period, the near three hour sets have been celebrated by fans, with many enjoying that the period covered musically, 1981 to 1983 charts the development of New Order’s definitive electronica fused sound.
“The most fascinating thing about the gig is hearing the journey between Joy Division and the classic New Order sound. The transition from a debut album track, ‘Senses’ for example, via the singles like ‘Everything’s Gone Green’ to ‘Age of Consent’ and the sudden confidence of the synth/rock/indie sound is really compelling to hear live.” Artrocker.
“A triumphant return for the band, The main floor was packed shoulder to shoulder with a diverse crowd of emphatic fans. On the second level an outdoor balcony, overlooked a bustling Hollywood Boulevard below. On the third balcony level every seat was taken, with a crowd dancing about in the back. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the marathon music lesson that the band was offering up on the roots of what has become modern dance music.” 5 Stars. Examiner – http://exm.nr/15PHlb0
“Movement”, the final time the band were produced by Martin Hannett, transcends the post punk style of Joy Division with the synth pop which characterised New Order amd as at the time of Movement, the band were still deciding on a lead vocalist Hooky himself originally performed two tracks, “Dreams Never End”, and “Doubts Even Here”.
Some thirty years on from its first release, “Power Corruption & Lies” is still regarded as one of the most pioneering release of the early Eighties with Rolling Stone terming it “a landmark album of danceable, post-punk music” whilst tastemaker American site Slicing Up Eyeballs named it the No.1 album of 1983 earlier this year
“Hook swings the bass from side to side with passion during “Temptation”, stomps the stage like a dinosaur during “Dreams Never End” and it’s clear from the vocals he’s still got one hell of a roar, a guttural lungful of force adding extra weight to “Senses”, “Truth” and “Doubts Even Here” too. “As the set moves into “Power, Corruption & Lies”, via the squelching synths of “Everything’s Gone Green”, the cathedral becomes an incongruous rave setting with a few nostalgic acid house heads dancing like it’s 1989”. NME
Peter Hook & The Light “Movement”/“Power, Corruption & Lies” Concerts 2013 Reviews
“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 – http://bit.ly/1brhq0T
“Power Corruption And Lies” is on just about every best album of the eighties list, and despite its dark title and subject matter it has a brighter sound than the rest of the songs from this show. The mood lightened during the playing of this album, the band played louder and looser and the crowd was dancing and singing even up in the balcony.” The Key – http://bit.ly/1dWkeRa
“Best decision I made all year? Quite possibly…. My god, man. Go see this band…. Well played, Mr. Hook. Well played.” The Pale Drummer –http://bit.ly/154q1l9
“In the end, it was nearly three hours of not just the promised first two New Order albums, “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies”, but a bit of Joy Division as well. Really much more to cover than I can even contemplate in this opening teaser, but it was a stellar show and a showcase of amazing music.” Motor City Blog – http://bit.ly/1aLrxth
“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 – http://bit.ly/GzNPF6
“Hooky’s defining bass and surprisingly assured and great vocals find a whole new meaning in his back catalogue….. 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 – A romp through a back catalogue should never be this good but Hooky has made these songs have a very different narrative and put a whole new heart and soul into them” Louder Than War
“Hooky is the Rock God of bass players. His performance at North London’s 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 Agency Group presents Peter Hook & The Light performing New Order’s ‘Movement’ and ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ – UK And Ireland Tour Dates Oct / Nov 2013:
24th October – East Village Arts Centre, Liverpool
25th October – The Cockpit, Leeds
26th October – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
31st October – 53 Degrees, Preston
1st November – Sugarmill, Stoke
2nd November – 02 Academy Birmingham
7th November – Chinnery’s, Southend-on-sea
8th November – Sub 89, Reading
9th November – Concorde 2 Brighton
14th November – Digital, Newcastle
15th November – The Garage, Glasgow
16th November – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
22nd November – The Academy, Dublin
23rd November – The Limelight, Belfast
Support at all headline dates will come from ‘Slaves of Venus’.