Joy Division & New Order legend Peter Hook has announced a return to Ireland with a brand new Irish Tour Date! Yes, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Peter Hook & The Light have officially confirmed that they will be performing live on stage at The Academy of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on Friday the 8th of June 2012. Tickets for Peter Hook & The Light live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €22.50 and will be on sale from Friday the 13th of January 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Peter Hook & The Light live at The Academy in Dublin.
It gets a bit better – wait for it… Music Scene is also delighted to reveal that Joy Divisions ‘Closer’ will be performed in its entirety on the night, as well as a host of other Joy Division & New Order tracks.
This is not the only Irish Tour Date either – Peter Hook & The Light will also be performing live on stage at Spring & Airbrake in Belfast the following night, Saturday June 9th 2012. This will see them performing ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in its entirety.
Peter Hook was a co-founder of the post-punk band Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-1970’s. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as New Order, and Peter Hook played bass with them throughout their career until his departure in 2007. Joy Divisions 1979 debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is seen as one of the most influential records of the 20th century, reaching the Top 10 in many ‘best of’ album reviews. NME, Q, Uncut & Rolling Stone have all given it full marks.
Peter Hook & The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, Nat Wason on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Rowetta performs as guest vocalist at selected gigs. Having performed together at the opening night of The Factory in February 2010, in the past twelve months The Light have undertaken extensive tours of mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and The United States, as well as numerous UK and international festival appearances.
Following its digital release in May 2011, Peter Hook And The Light’s debut EP “1102 / 2011” is to receive a physical CD release with American indie label 24 Hour Service Station as an extended edition including instrumentals and two unreleased a cappella of Rowetta’s treatment of ‘Atmosphere’.
Having performed with the band consistently since 2007 at events such as Versus Cancer, 1234 Festival, Vintage and The Factory gigs, The Light’s guest vocalist Rowetta performs three of the classic Joy Division tracks which she has been singing live with the band over the past year, “Insight, “New Dawn Fades” and “Atmosphere”, delivering intensely passionate performances across all three tracks.
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