Peter Hook is taking his band The Light on the road once again to continue his streak of revisiting the work of the bassist’s former band, New Order. Hook and The Light started this trend in 2010 by playing material from his first band Joy Division, eventually leading to a chronological progression of albums from his career.
The band will be performing New Order’s third and fourth albums, Low Life and Brotherhood in full as well as the singles and B-sides from that era. It was a fertile time for the band as their hit “Blue Monday” had propelled them into the spotlight by this period.
“I really enjoy playing the albums in their entirety because I think it is something different and gives a different edge to the show,” Hook explained in our interview with him. “Also, when I was in New Order, I had become very tired of just “playing the hits” every single night. I think presenting the album live, as a work of art almost, is great because it demands a lot of concentration not only from the musicians but also from the audience.”
The North American leg of the tour kicks off November 4th at The Mohawk in Austin, Texas before heading to the Northeast to New England. It then crosses between Canada and the U.S. as it heads west, eventually ending up at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Peter Hook and The Light 2014 Tour Dates:
|November 4, 2014||The Mohawk||Austin, TX|
|November 6, 2014||Trocadero||Philadelphia, PA|
|November 7, 2014||Irving Plaza||New York, NY|
|November 8, 2014||Royale||Boston, MA|
|November 10, 2014||Theatre Tellus||Montreal, QC|
|November 11, 2014||Danforth Music Hall||Toronto, ON|
|November 13, 2014||The Magic Bag||Ferndale, MI|
|November 14, 2014||Metro||Chicago, IL|
|November 15, 2014||Fine Line Music Cafe||Minneapolis, MN|
|November 17, 2014||Venue||Vancouver, BC|
|November 18, 2014||Nuemos||Seattle, WA|
|November 20, 2014||Wonder Ballroom||Portland, OR|
|November 21, 2014||Mezzanine||San Francisco, CA|
|November 22, 2014||Henry Fonda Theatre||Los Angeles, CA|
|November 24, 2014||The Glasshouse||Pomona, CA|
|November 25, 2014||The Roxy||Los Angeles, CA|
|November 26, 2014||House of Blues||San Diego, CA|