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Peter Hook and the Light Embark on North American “Substance” Tour

Peter Hook and the Light

Peter Hook and the Light are returning to North America this Fall to perform the works of Joy Division and New Order. The trek will have the bassist revisit his former bands by performing Joy Division and New Order’s compilation albums Substance live, sequentially and in their entireties.

“Released in August 1987, New Order’s Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car,” the band writes. “Substance became the best selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone. Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as ‘Transmission’, ‘Komakino’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Atmosphere’, as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ and the Factory Records sampler.”

Hook is joined on the road by his son Jack Bates, who also shares bass duties. The first leg of the tour starts September 22nd in New York City and heads to Los Angeles, California and San Antonio, Texas. It picks back up on October 27th at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan before covering much of the U.S. and parts of Canada through November.

Peter Hook and the Light “Substance” North American Tour:

Sep 22Webster HallNew York, NY
Sep 23Webster HallNew York, NY
Sep 24The WilternLos Angeles, CA
Oct 27St Andrews HallDetroit, MI
Oct 28MetroChicago, IL
Oct 29Turner HallMilwaukee, WI
Oct 30First AvenueMinneapolis, MN
Nov 1VenueVancouver, BC
Nov 3Showbox At The MarketSeattle, WA
Nov 4Wonder BallroomPortland, OR
Nov 5The FillmoreSan Francisco, CA
Nov 7Urban LoungeSalt Lake City, UT
Nov 8House Of BluesSan Diego, CA
Nov 11Granada TheatreDallas, TX
Nov 12The MohawkAustin, TX
Nov 14RepublicNew Orleans, LA
Nov 15Terminal WestAtlanta, GA
Nov 17Plaza LiveOrlando, FL
Nov 18Culture RoomFort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 19The Ritz YborTampa, FL
Nov 21The Orange PeelAsheville, NC
Nov 22Cat's CradleCarrboro, NC
Nov 23Howard TheatreWashington, DC
Nov 25The TrocaderoPhiladelphia, PA
Nov 26The SinclairBoston, MA
Nov 27Theatre FairmountMontreal, QC
Nov 29Danforth Music HallToronto, ON