PERFORMING THE ALBUMS ‘MOVEMENT’ AND ‘POWER CORRUPTION & LIES’ IN THEIR ENTIRETY. ALSO FEATURING A SUPPORT SET OF JOY DIVISION TRACKS.
In May 2010, Peter Hook, legendary Joy Division and New Order bassist, decided to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear both of Joy Division’s masterpiece albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, live and in their entireties.
Backed by his band The Light, Hooky first played ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at the Factory club in Manchester, selling out both nights, and due to phenomenal worldwide demand, took the show on the road worldwide culminated in Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell appearing live with the lads in Los Angeles to sing ‘Transmission’.
In the first few months of 2011, The Light recreated ‘Closer’ for the first time ever, again with two sold out nights at Manchester’s Factory club, before continuing on to Brazil, Mexico, Canada and a second USA tour – joined on stage again by the likes of Perry Farrell, Moby and Billy Corgan.
In 2012, two years on from ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and one year on from ‘Closer’, Peter Hook & The Light completed their live performances of the Joy Division back catalogue by performing ‘Still’ live for the first time, a compilation album which is made up of rarer tracks/B-sides as well as a live recording of the last ever Joy Division gig in Birmingham on May 2nd 1980. With this gig, Hooky completed his quest to perform every single Joy Division track live once again.
And in September 2012, Peter Hook announced that they would follow their live performances of Joy Division by revisiting the first two albums by New Order, ‘Movement’ & ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’, debuting at KOKO, the shows receiving rave reviews from fans and media alike.
This is such an awesome gig, can you think of any reason why you shouldn’t be here? No …