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Local/Promoter/Venue Pre-Sales:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (10am local) – Thursday, October 21, 2021 (10pm local)
On-Sale: Friday, October, 22 (10am local)

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A massive cross country North American tour has been announced for Peter Hook & The Light’s “Joy Division: A Celebration” concerts which sees the group take to the road across the United States and Canada in August and September 2022 for their biggest and most extensive tour to date. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, October 22. For details and ticket links go to

At some twenty-six dates overall, the tour takes place across five weeks as the band return to some venues and debut at others to perform Joy Division’s seminal two albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full with additional Joy Division rarities and an opening set of New Order material.

The tour follows the debut UK dates for “Joy Division: A Celebration” which commemorate the 40th anniversary of Joy Division and Ian Curtis’ continuing influence.

Aside from some one-off incidental dates such as The Roxy in Los Angeles, the “Joy Division : A Celebration” run of dates is the first time the band have toured both iconic albums in the same show in North America and the concerts are bound to be hugely special for the many devoted fans of the band.

With double concerts at the same venue announced for the opening nights in Toronto and then in Chicago, Austin and Los Angeles the tour also takes in Montreal, Royal Oak, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Boston, Silver Spring, Philadelphia, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.

These Joy Division album shows have become much less common for The Light as they moved through their progression of touring the New Order albums in succession in the almost twelve years since Hooky began his odyssey through both his bands’ back catalogues.

That journey has seen them now perform his bands’ albums all round the world including numerous tours of North and South America, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the Far East.

The influence of Joy Division and their music remains strong in popular culture, holding a sincere reverence. The albums are played sequentially in track order, respecting the inspiration and impact of the stunning debut album Unknown Pleasures and the immaculately produced second Closer.

Unknown Pleasures features “Disorder,” “Insight,” “New Dawn Fades,” and “She’s Lost Control” while Closer, considered “a start to finish masterpiece” by Pitchfork Media counts “Atrocity Exhibition,” “Heart And Soul” and “Twenty Four Hours” among its many highlights.

In addition to the albums, the concerts span the entirety of Joy Division’s rich but short career including early Warsaw material, tracks from the compilation LP Still to the final songs “Ceremony” and “In a Lonely Place” written by Joy Division which were to form New Order’s first single.

On ‘Unknown Pleasures’ – The Album (NME)
“The band’s debut Unknown Pleasures is simply one of the best records ever made, and is still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on. With an almost dub-like, spacey atmosphere sculpted by studio genius Martin Hannett, the band’s sound was almost the polar opposite of the punk music which had brought them together after a Sex Pistols show in 1976.” 10/10

On ‘Closer’ – The Album (Pitchfork Media)
"Closer is even more austere, more claustrophobic, more inventive, more beautiful, and more haunting than its predecessor. It's also Joy Division's start-to-finish masterpiece, a flawless encapsulation of everything the group sought to achieve" 10/10.

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On Peter Hook And The Light Live
"In the two-and-a-half hours Peter Hook & The Light were on stage, it was hard to fathom how many hits New Order and Joy Division had. Just within the first hour, there were enough songs that some artists today wish they could both write and have in their arsenal. That is what great chemistry in a band does." - Huffington Post

"Hooky has done this. His tours are for the fans, and his fans flock to him. Every person standing in the Tivoli has been affected somehow by one of his bands, and have now witnessed what is a greatest hits of both. As they finish the final song, we applaud the man who had a hand in changing our lives in one way or another." - Society Of Sound

"This reviewer could easily write about every song played - the show went for almost three hours - as they're all classics. To hear back to back greatest hits live of two of your favourite bands just never happens. Many went home tonight with a big grin on their faces." - The Music

"Three sets and no support – no-one can accuse Hooky of short-changing the fans or not putting on a totally professional show. " Doubtful Sounds

"A brilliant night, a celebration of the music of Joy Division and New Order. That is Hooky's mission and this was easily mission accomplished." - Everything Flows

"A real treat." - LA Record
'A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure.... The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.” – Gigwise

“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 moe 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

Tour dates:

Date City Venue
August 11 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto
August 12 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto
August 13 Club Soda Montreal
August 15 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
August 16 The Eastern Atlanta
August 18 First Avenue Minneapolis
August 19 Metro Chicago
August 20 Metro Chicago
August 22 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee
August 23 Paradise Rock Club Boston
August 25 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
August 26 Union Transfer Philadelphia
August 27 Terminal 5 New York
August 29 The Van Buren Phoenix
August 30 Mohawk Austin
August 31 Mohawk Austin
September 2 House Of Blues Houston Houston
September 3 House Of Blues Dallas Dallas
September 5 Ogden Theatre Denver
September 6 Humphreys Concerts by the Bay San Diego
September 8 The Theatre At Ace Hotel Los Angeles
September 9 The Theatre At Ace Hotel Los Angeles
September 10 The Warfield San Francisco
September 12 Crystal Ballroom Portland
September 13 The Showbox Seattle
September 14 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver

October 19, 2021 3:40pm ET by Falcon Publicity  

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