The Light is founded by Joy Division / New Order Bassist Peter Hook (vocals, bass).The band includes, Jack Bates (bass), Paul Kehoe (drums), Nat Watson (guitar), Andy Poole (keyboards)
February 5th – Their first gig was at the opening night at The Factory club in Manchester in February 2010. Hook performed material from new band Freebass with Gary Briggs, Mani, and Howard Marks. Rowetta of Happy Mondays fame also provided vocals for a few Joy Division tracks including a beautiful rendition of Atmosphere. Hook also premiered an unfinished lost Joy Division track “Pictures In My Mind” to the sell out crowd.
May – The light would reconvene at The Factory for the 18th of May to play seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures in its entirety to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis.
August 15th – The Light close the Vintage at Goodwood Festival by playing “Unknown Pleasures” .The gig was released on CD and download a week later.
August 24th – The Light Unknown Pleasures Live at Goodwood Double CD and Digital Download available from www.sandbag.uk.com.
Hooky would then embark on a world tour with his band The Light playing Unknown Pleasures and Closer.
May 9th – The Light release 1102 / 2011 EP on Digital Download available on the Hacienda website.
May 18th / 19th The Light play “Closer” at The Factory in Manchester then take the show on the road to play closer in Brazil, Canada Mexico and the U.S
May – 24th The Light Unknown Pleasures Live in Australia is released on double LP, CD in the UK, US and Europe.
November 22nd – The Light release 1102 / 2011 EP on CD via 24 Hour Service Station in the US.
December 5th – The Light release 1102 / 2011 EP on CD on Hacienda Records in the UK & Europe.
May 18th / 19th – The Light perform “Still” at The Factory Manchester.
The Light continue the UK tour playing both Unknown Pleasures and Closer. The Light tour dates are on the home/news page.
September – Peter Hook and the Light announce they are to play the first two New Order albums, Movement and Power,Corruption and Lies in their entirety.Gigs are at London – Koko (17th jan) and Manchester Cathedral (18th)
January – 16th – Peter Hook and the Light to play a Movement and Power Corruption and Lies “Warm Up” gig at Club Ifor Bach in Cardiff.
January – 17th – Peter Hook and the Light Live gig at Koko – London playing the first two New Order albums, Movement and Power,Corruption and Lies in their entirety
January – 18th – Peter Hook and the Light Live gig at Manchester Cathedral playing the first two New Order albums, Movement and Power,Corruption and Lies in their entirety.The gig was sold out shortly after the tickets were put on sale.
2014 – December – 8th / 9th / 10th -The Light play three night residency at Hebden Bridge Trades Club performing Unknown Pleasures, Low Life and Power, Corruption and Lies. The 3 nights were recorded by Abbey Road – Live Here Now Record and Release and all three discs were available to pre-order from Monday the 8th of December.