PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT UK TOUR OF NEW ORDER’S “LOW LIFE (1985)” & “BROTHERHOOD” (1986) AUTUMN 2015
“This is New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul.” – Louder Than War
All Shows “Low-Life”/ “Brotherhood” And Feature All Material 1983 – 1987
“From Confusion To True Faith” With Opening Set Joy Division Material
Thursday 17th September 2015 The Venue Derby
Friday 18th September 2015 Guildhall Gloucester
Saturday 19th September 2015 Holmfirth Picture House
Thursday 24th September 2015 Glasgow Arts School (Sold Out)
Friday 25th September 2015 Hull City Hall
Saturday 26th September 2015 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Sold Out)
Thursday 1st October 2015 Chinnerys, Southend
Friday 2nd October 2015 The Brook, Southampton
Saturday 3rd October 2015 The Assembly Rooms, Leamington
Friday 6th November 2015 Concorde, Brighton
Thursday 26th November 2015 Dolans Warehouse, Limerick (Sold Out)
Friday 27th November 2015 The Academy, Dublin
Saturday 28th November 2015 Mandela Hall, Belfast
In their first full UK tour perform New Order’s third and fourth albums, “Low Life” and “Brotherhood”, Peter Hook & The Light take to the road for a string of dates in late September and early October 2015, returning to many venues where the band’s previous shows have sold out and been very well received.
The shows mark the first opportunity to see the LPs and singles performed in full in England and Scotland since the debut Manchester and London concerts in last September and the one off night at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge in December just gone.
Dates begin the third weekend of September with the first date Thurs 17th Sept at The Venue Derby with visits to Guild Hall Gloucester on the Friday 18th and a return to Holmfirth Picture House Sat 19th of that weekend.
The following week, the last of September, the band are at Glasgow Arts School Thurs 24th Sept with shows the following days at Hull City Hall, and The Rescue Rooms. Nottingham.
The final of the three weekends brings dates at Chinnerys in Southend Thurs 1st Oct with a date in Southampton Fri 2nd Oct before the first part of the tour finishes up Sat 3rd Oct at The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa.
The Nottingham and Glasgow dates have already sold out as has the Manchester Academy Anniversary concert on Friday 30th October.
A return to Concorde 2 in Brighton Fri 6th Nov precedes three dates in Ireland, Limerick Thurs 26th Nov which is sold out with dates at The Academy Dublin Fri 27th Nov and Mandela Hall Belfast Sat 28th Nov.
As has become standard, Hooky and The Light will be supporting themselves at the concerts performing a selection of Joy Division material.
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.
Both the singles and the albums for this period stand out as some of the finest work ever produced by the band and marking the high period of New Order artistically. The critical plaudits heaped upon “Power, Corruption & Lies” were followed by similar notices for “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood”, which are considered as a trio as the band’s greatest albums.
Releasing “Low Life” in 1985 alongside epic single “The Perfect Kiss”, whose 9 minute 12 inch mix is considered one of the best of the decade, “Low Life” has made many regard it as New Order’s most complete single album. Aside from the singles, the album contains many great records that have entered the canon, including “This Time Of Night”, “Sunrise”, “Elegia”, “Sooner Than You Think”, and the album’s closer “Face Up”, an energetic club track.
“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 flip side was electronic, taking in the two singles and also “Every Second Counts”.
The Light’s concerts run up to 1987 when New Order enjoyed their biggest international hit “True Faith”.
Peter Hook & The Light’s “Lowlife” & “Brotherhood” shows 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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“And that’s how you play The Perfect Kiss!” An emphatic Peter Hook, rock and roll’s greatest bass player, is apparently a skilled mind reader as well, as he pulled that quote right out of my head to shout back through his microphone after playing the best rendition of the classic song that I’d ever heard.
“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