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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT North American Tour Dates


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North American Tour Dates – 

September, October & November 2016

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The Windish Agency Present An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light

Performing Substance – Joy Division & New Order


Thurs 22nd Sept 2016            Webster Hall, New York, NY

Fri 23rd Sept 2016                  Webster Hall, New York, NY

Sat 24th Sept  2016                The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

Wed 27th Oct 2016                 St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI

Fri 28th Oct 2016                    Metro, Chicago, IL

Sat 29th Oct  2016                  Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

Sun 30th Oct 2016                  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Tues 1st Nov 2016                  Venue, Vancouver, BC

Thurs 3rd Nov 2016                Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA

Fri 4th Nov 2016                     Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Sat 5th Nov 2016                    The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

Mon 7th Nov 2016                  Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

Tues 8th Nov 2016                  House Of Blues, San Diego, CA

Fri 11th Nov 2016                   Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX

Sat 12th Nov 2016                  The Mohawk, Austin, TX

Mon 14th Nov 2016                Republic, New Orleans, LA

Tue 15th Nov 2016                  Terminal West, Atlanta, GA

Thu 17th Nov 2016                  Plaza Live, Orlando, FL

Fri 18th Nov 2016                   Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sat 19th Nov 2016                  The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL

Mon 21st Nov 2016                The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Tue 22nd Nov 2016                 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Weds 23rd Nov  2016             Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Fri 25th Nov 2016                   The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Sat 26th Nov 2016                  The Sinclair, Boston, MA

Sun 27th Nov 2016                 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC

Tues 29th Nov 2016                Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON


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Peter Hook & The Light are returning to North America in Fall 2016 to perform Joy Division and New Order’s legendary Factory Records compilation albums “Substance” live, sequentially and in their entireties.

The first leg of the tour sees a trio of shows as The Light return to New York for two dates at Webster Hall Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd Sept and then a Los Angeles date on Sat 24th Sept. These are the first dates for the performances following the debut concerts taking place the previous week.

Hooky and the band then return to the United States and Canada for the second leg of the tour in late October for twenty four dates in total which see the band remain on tour until late November, playing cities they have visited before as well as some new additions including Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale.

Released in August 1987, New Order’s Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became the best selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.

Widely considered New Order’s strongest album, “their most popular, well known, highly rated and arguably the most influential” (Sputnik Music), Factory Records’ 200th release featured the bands seminal 12″ mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 (again recorded especially for the album), the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Temptation”, “Thieves Like Us”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Bizarre Love Triangle”.

Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as “Transmission”, “Komakino”, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Atmosphere”, as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP “An Ideal For Living” and the Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with “Warsaw” and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and “Dead Souls” to the band’s final tracks. The collection demonstrates the same energy as a full length LP with several key B-sides added.

Allmusic called it “the best adjunct to the two albums anyone could want.”

Peter Hook & The Light have toured Joy Division and New Order’s albums extensively since debuting “Unknown Pleasures” back in 2010 with dates all across the world which have been very well received by critics and fans alike. (See below for review quotes.)

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On “Substance” – Joy Division

“Substance, in all of its 17 tracks, provides the perfect snapshot of the all-too-short career of the post-punk legends… Although an entirely different experience from either Joy Division  album, Substance is a perfectly ordered compilation with nothing but amazing singles filling up its 60+ minute running time.” Sputnik Music

On “Substance” – New Order


“This assemblage of 12-inch singles and remixes charts New Order’s transformation from gloom rockers to electro-disco pioneers. Club hits like “Blue Monday” and “Bizarre Love Triangle” are full of bass melodies that beat-loving guitar bands are still trying to figure out.”

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“Although the group enjoyed many great moments after this point, Substance should still be their time capsule release. Almost taken for granted, the way New Order brought the underground dance sounds of the US to the indie mainstream could well make them one of the most significant groups ever.” BBC Music
On Peter Hook And The Light Live

Peter Hook & The Light have developed into a well-oiled machine that – whisper it – actually deliver these songs better than the current line-up of New Order….they’ve become an impressive tour de force more than worthy of associating themselves with arguably two of the finest back catalogues in rock and roll history.”  Drowned In Sound

A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure…. The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.” Gigwise

 “This is New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul.” – Louder Than War

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 more 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

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