Peter Hook & The Light Announce “Joy Division: A Celebration” Tour

Peter Hook & The Light Concert

Photo credit: Neil Chapman

Peter Hook & The Light are rounding it back up to tour the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the Joy Division and vocalist Ian Curtis’ continuing influence. The “Joy Division: A Celebration” tour will see the bassist revisit his musical catalog by performing both Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full, along with a handful of New Order tracks and additional hits.

“Definitely one of the highlights/lowlights of my profession is the traveling,” Hook says. “It was amazing what a blessing it was not to have to do it over lockdown but amazing again how soon you missed seeing all these wonderful places the world has to offer. You lot in America are so lucky to have such a varied and wonderful country. I can’t wait to get back there, and my mouth is watering at the thought go my first ‘Coffee Shop’ breakfast. I am easily pleased. We have always been lucky to have been appreciated as much as we have in The States, ever since our first tour in September 1980. I am hoping for much the same this time. There is definitely a great appreciation for both Joy Division’s & New Order’s music.”

The tour is slated to kick off on August 11th with two nights at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario. From there, the band will work their way across the border to play up and down the States over a full month. They will eventually make it to the Pacific Northwest and finish up in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 14th.

To prepare for the outing, Hook and company have released a new live video for “Ceremony” taken from Christ Church, Macclesfield, in 2015. Watch as Hooky shows you how it’s done:

Peter Hook & The Light “Joy Division: A Celebration” Tour Dates:

Aug 11The Danforth Music HallToronto, ONT
Aug 12The Danforth Music HallToronto, ONT
Aug 13Club SodaMontreal, QC
Aug 15Royal Oak Music TheatreRoyal Oak, MI
Aug 16Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA
Aug 18First AvenueMinneapolis, MN
Aug 19MetroChicago *SOLD OUT
Aug 20MetroChicago *SOLD OUT
Aug 22The Pabst TheatreMilwaukee, WI
Aug 23Paradise Rock ClubBoston, MA
Aug 25The Fillmore Silver SpringSilver Spring, MD
Aug 26Union TransferPhiladelphia, PA
Aug 27Terminal 5New York, NY
Aug 29The Van BurenPhoenix, AZ
Aug 30MohawkAustin, TX
Aug 31MohawkAustin, TX
Sep 2House Of Blues HoustonHouston, TX
Sep 3House Of Blues DallasDallas, TX
Sep 5Ogden TheatreDenver, CO
Sep 6Humphreys Concerts by the BaySan Diego, CA
Sep 8The Theatre At Ace HotelLos Angeles, CA
Sep 9The Theatre At Ace HotelLos Angeles, CA
Sep 10The WarfieldSan Francisco, CA
Sep 12Crystal BallroomPortland, OR
Sep 13The ShowboxSeattle, WA
Sep 14Commodore BallroomVancouver, BC

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  1. Johnny

    I met peter hook in toronto at 9at a little bar at shourbourne and bloor
    Funny thing we had both been t odds with our girlfriends and both found sanctuary at. Stratengers