Peter Hook & The Light to Kick Off New Tour 9/10
Peter Hook & The Light
Beginning their "Movement" and "Power, Corruption & Lies" world tour following select, sold out UK dates in early 2013, Peter Hook & The Light are to begin their acclaimed performances of the first two New Order albums first to North American audiences with a string of dates in September 2013.
Since the original launch of the tour, further dates have been added in Ferndale, Michiganand Austin, Texas. The band will also appear at Riot Fest in Chicago where the band will perform a tour exclusive Joy Division set.
For fans in Chicago and those attending Riot Fest, it has just been announced that The Light will also perform both of the New Order albums at an after show the night of the festival at Double Door in the windy city on Sunday 15th September.
As with The Light's previous shows, both of the seminal albums are to be performed in full, sequential order and will also include all of the singles and B-sides from New Order's early period including the post Joy Division debut single "Ceremony" and "In A Lonely Place", the raw, futuristic "Everything's Gone Green" and the band's two breakthrough hits which came between the two albums, "Temptation" and "Blue Monday".
Looking to reproduce the albums and materially as faithfully as possible, on "Movement"The Light stay true to the techniques and tricks employed by Martin Hannett on the final album he was to produce for Hooky and co. "Movement's reputation has grown stronger amongst fans since release for its experimentation showing the bridge between Joy Division's and New Order's material and Peter Hook took vocals on two of the album's key tracks, opener "Dreams Never End" and the seminal "Doubts Even Here".
Widely critically praised, Rolling Stone termed "Power, Corruption & Lies" "a landmark album of danceable, post-punk music", and the album contains many of the fans favourite LP tracks including the soulful, organic "Age Of Consent" and the sublime electronic ballad "Your Silent Face", as well as the technologically advanced "586" and "The Village" while it ends with Hooky's favourite ever New Order track "Leave Me Alone".
"New Order could craft songs on two opposite ends of the mood spectrum, with almost equal adeptness. Power, Corruption & Lies was a huge leap forward for New Order, and remains one of the most affecting and influential alternative albums of its era." Sputnik Music
Peter Hook & The Light North America 2013 Tour Dates
September 10 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
September 11 - The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
September 13 - Webster Hall, New York City, NY
September 14 - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
September 15 - Riot Fest, Chicago, IL (US Exclusive Joy Division Set)
September 15 - Double Door, Chicago, Il (Riot Show Aftershow)
September 17 - The Belmont, Austin, Texas
September 18 - Club Soda, Montreal, QC
September 19 - The Hoxton, Toronto, ON
September 21 - Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
September 23 - Venue, Vancouver, BC
September 25 - Decibel Festival, Neumos, Seattle, WA
September 26 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
September 27 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
September 28 - Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
Fans can hear a preview of what to expect in September by downloading Peter Hook & The Light's new live album, Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies live at Manchester Cathedral, which can be purchased at http://music.playconcert.com/