Few bands have defined a genre as much as Joy Division did New Wave. Bassist Peter Hook is celebrating his band at First Avenue on 8/18. Tickets are available HERE
What New Wave show would be complete without DJ Jake Rudh spinning videos and getting us in the mood beforehand? Not to fear, he will be opening the show.
First revisiting Joy Division’s seminal album Unknown Pleasures back in May 2010 for a commemorative charity concert and following it each year with new albums performed live from the repertoire of Hooky’s bands, New Order and Joy Division, Peter Hook & The Light have now moved through each of the albums from those bands and recently finished up a world-wide tour of Factory Records’ Substance compilation albums.
Next up for The Light sees them celebrate over four decades of Joy Divison’s and Ian Curtis’ continuing influence with the “Joy Division : A Celebration” concerts where they will play both of that band’s albums in full.
Hooky’s dedication to his back catalogue has seen him move through Closer, Still, Movement, Power Corruption & Lies, Low Life, Brotherhood, Technique, and Republic to arrive at this point and having toured extensively with the band, The Light have come to amass around 600 shows in the decade since their first concert.
Among the many highlights as Hooky reintroduced his early repertoire to a host of new audiences across festivals and concerts which have included appearances at Benicassim, Kendall Calling, Primavera Sound, Bestival, Victorious, Rebellion Festival, and more as well as sold out gigs at many of the best venues across the world.
The band have also toured extensively including in Europe, North and South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to great success and reactions from fans and critics.