Following a very well-received debut UK tour this spring, Peter Hook And The Light’s 12 date Unknown Pleasures tour sees the band bring their performance of Joy Division’s seminal album to 53 Degrees, at UCLan in Preston on Saturday.
Since hitting the road with The Light, Hook has also released a highly acclaimed book detailing his early years and times with Joy Division.
Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division which follows in the footsteps of his hugely popular Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club memoir.
Mojo magazine described the new book as ‘the most colourful and intimate account of Joy Division ever written’ whilst The Guardian praised him for restoring ‘flesh-and-blood rawness to what was becoming a standard tale’.
The Light have recently completed performing the trilogy of Joy Division’s official album releases and have now come to play every single Joy Division track ever released. Drawing on this in their lengthy, extensive sets, The Light have toured constantly since first performing Unknown Pleasures back in May 2010, drawing audiences that encompass both original Joy Division fans and a younger generation influenced by the band’s material.
Unknown Pleasures, still considered one of the most stunning debut albums ever released, came to yield many landmark tracks, including Disorder, Insight, New Dawn Fades and She’s Lost Control.
In concert, The Light also turn to Hook’s early repertoire to perform many other Warsaw and Joy Division tracks, some of which have never been played live.
Peter Hook And 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. Having performed together at the opening night of The Factory in February 2010, The Light have undertaken extensive tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and The United States, as well as numerous UK and international festival appearances.
This 53 Degrees show, featuring support from Manchester fuzz-pop cohorts The Shinies (http://soundcloud.com/shinies), and including a spell-binding performance of the haunting Unknown Pleasures album in full, promises to be something truly special.
More information at www.53degrees.net. Purchase tickets at www.lancashiretickets.com