PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT ANNOUNCE 26 DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FOR “JOY DIVISION: A CELEBRATION”
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2022
DATES SEE THE LIGHT TOUR BOTH JOY DIVISION LPs ‘UNKNOWN PLEASURES’ & ‘CLOSER’ IN FULL WITH OPENING SET OF NEW ORDER MATERIAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES & CANADA
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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 www.peterhookandthelight.live
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)
On ‘Closer’ – The Album (Pitchfork Media)
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"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
“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
Source Falcon Publicity
October 19, 2021 3:40pm ET by Falcon Publicity