Revisiting Joy Division's seminal albums "Unknown Pleasures" back in May 2010 for a commemorative charity concert and following it each year with a new album performed live, now including "Closer", "Still", "Movement" and "Power Corruption & Lies", Peter Hook And The Light have come to amass some 150 shows in total in the three years since first playing the LP.
Making the full album the hallmark of their live sets, these are performed in their entirety along with the singles, b–sides and rarities from their respective periods. The Light have drawn great reactions for their live concerts all across the world, drawing crowds of all ages both fans of Hooky's original groups and those touched by the hands of the still influential music they produced.
Reintroducing Hooky's early repertoire to a host of new audiences across festivals and dates in the past three years, The Light have taken headline slots at Vintage, Benicassim, 1234, and other European and world festivals. The band have also toured Europe, America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to great success.
"This is New Order reinvigorated, re-energized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul."
– Phil Newall, Louder Than War
In January 2013, Peter Hook And The Light made their debut performances of New Order's first two albums "Movement" and "Power, Corruption & Lies" with three sold out concerts in Cardiff, London and Manchester. These concerts were very well received by the national and music press with some quotes included below.
In 2013, Peter Hook And The Light have already toured Eastern Europe and Russia, and with festival and live dates for both Joy Division and New Order album shows over the summer, and are looking forward to fully touring "Movement" and "Power, Corruption & Lies" in North America, across the UK and Ireland and at other international dates which are to be announced.
The Light's line up consists of Peter Hook taking lead vocals and playing bass for The Light, his son Jack Bates also fills in on bass with Nat Wason on guitar whilst the line up is completed by long time Hooky cohorts Andy Poole on keys and Paul "Leadfoot" Kehoe on drums.
In addition to his activities with The Light, Hooky has become a celebrated author and much in demand media figure over the past five years with his books "The Hacienda : How Not To Run A Club" and "Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division". He is currently working on his third book on New Order which is due for publication in the next two years.
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