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Peter Hook revisits Joy Division & New Order
Last updated: 25th September 2012

Joy Division and New Order bass guitar legend, Peter Hook is taking his new band Peter Hook & The Light on tour across the UK to revisit Joy Division’s landmark albums, the 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures and its follow-up and final Joy Division release, Closer from 1980.

November 2012
Coventry Kasbah (16th November 2012) *
Preston 53 Degrees (17th November 2012) *
Southend on Sea Chinnerys (18th November 2012) *
Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre (20th November 2012) *
Norwich UEA Waterfront (21st November 2012) *
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (22nd November 2012) *
Stoke-on-Trent Sugarmill (24th November 2012) *
Gloucester Guildhall (25th November 2012) *
Leicester O2 Academy (26th November 2012) *
Brighton, Concorde (28th November 2012) *
Leeds Cockpit (29th November 2012) *
Newcastle O2 Academy (30th November 2012) *

December 2012
Aberdeen The Garage (4th December 2012) *
Dundee Fat Sams (5th December 2012) *
Edinburgh The Liquid Room (6th December 2012) **
London KOKO (17th December 2012) ***
Manchester Cathedral (18th December 2012) ***

* Peter Hook & The Light perform Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures"
** Peter Hook & The Light perform Joy Division's "Closer"
*** Peter Hook & The Light performs New Order’s "Movement" and "Power Corruption & Lies"

As founding member of Joy Division, Peter Hook drew responsible for giving the mancunian post-punks its characteristic bottom end. His melodic bass is all over the albums; from the claustrophobic Unknown Pleasures opening track Disorder to the bleak, pulsating bass lines on Shadowplay and She’s Lost Control, Peter Hook not only gave Joy Division a distinctive sound but he also reinvented an approach to the bass guitar that has since influenced musicians across all genres.

The second and final Joy Division album, Closer includes some of Peter Hook’s finest moments. The industrial and punky rhythm section on Isolation is in stark contrast to the melodic and dramatic Love Will Tear Us Apart, which has not only become one of the most recognised tunes of its era but sadly also Joy Division’s swansong.


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