Preview: Peter Hook And The Light

Peter Hook
Peter Hook

by Adam Aiken

Joy Division and New Order fans can finally enjoy a night of classic tunes when Peter Hook And The Light play Norwich tomorrow (Saturday, April 9).

The bassist and co-founder of those two bands is bringing his Joy Division – A Celebration tour to the UEA as part of a 12-date tour.

It was originally scheduled for 2020 to mark the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s Closer album and 10 years of The Light, but like many other shows it was put on hold because of the pandemic.

Peter Hook and friends are heading to Norfolk (Picture: Mark McNulty)
Peter Hook and friends are heading to Norfolk (Picture: Mark McNulty)

The gig will have an opening set of New Order songs before Hook and his band play both the Unknown Pleasures and Closer albums in full.

With just a few exceptions, these shows will be the first time in years that The Light have performed many of these songs as they have been focusing more on the later New Order material.

As well as the two Joy Division records in their entirety, the tour is including songs the band put out in their early years when they went under the name of Warsaw.

There will also be outings for the final Joy Division songs of In A Lonely Place and Ceremony, which became New Order’s first single after they regrouped following the death of frontman Ian Curtis.

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