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Peter Hook & The Light Announce North American Tour
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Peter Hook & The Light Announce North American Tour

Peter Hook is continuing to tour his discography with a new North American run scheduled for October and November. The former Joy Division and New Order bassist will be taking his band The Light out to perform the early nineties New Order albums.

The Bass Centre Announces Peter Hook Custom Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

The Bass Centre Announces Peter Hook Custom Bass Strings

London’s The Bass Centre has announced a new set of ELITES signature bass strings dedicated to British bassist Peter Hook. The new strings are stainless steel roundwounds with a special gauge set.

Peter Hook & The Light Announce 2018 Substance Tour
Concerts & Tours

Peter Hook & The Light Announce 2018 Substance Tour

At the end of 2016, Peter Hook & The Light embarked on a North American tour to perform Joy Division and New Order’s legendary Factory Records compilation albums “Substance” live, sequentially and in their entireties. Now they’re bringing it back for another round of tour dates from April to June. Hook, who shares bass duties with his son Jack Bates,...

Peter Hook Announces U.S. Book Signing Tour
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Peter Hook Announces U.S. Book Signing Tour

Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook will be heading to the U.S. for a book tour at the beginning of February. The intimate outing is in support of his new book Substance – Inside New Order, which documents the formation and story of the influential band, known for their smash hit “Blue Monday.” Hook’s tour will include...

Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Book
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Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Book

New Order fans will get an inside look at the band from the perspective of bassist Peter Hook in his new book entitled Substance: Inside New Order. The 768-page documents the band’s beginnings, which grew from their previous work as Joy Division. “We didn’t really think about it afterwards. It just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division,...

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

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...

Peter Hook & The Light Announce North American Substance Tour
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Peter Hook & The Light Announce North American Substance Tour

Peter Hook and the Light will be returning to North America for an extensive tour this fall. Continuing his series of retrospective performances, Hook and crew will be performing Joy Division’s and New Order’s respective Substance albums. The compilation albums collected all of each band’s singles up until that point. “Widely considered New Order’s strongest album, ‘their most popular, well...

New Order’s Music Complete without Peter Hook
New Albums

New Order’s Music Complete without Peter Hook

Music Complete is New Order’s first album that doesn’t feature the work of founding bassist Peter Hook. Tom Chapman, who played with New Order guitarist/vocalist Bernard Sumner in Bad Lieutenant and performed live with New Order since 2011, handles bass on the album. (Hook left in 2007). Keyboardist/guitarist Gillian Gilbert also plays on the album, her first with New Order...

Peter Hook to Perform All of Joy Division’s Songs at Special May Show
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Peter Hook to Perform All of Joy Division’s Songs at Special May Show

Former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and his band, The Light, will conclude its short spring touring schedule with a May 18 performance of every track ever recorded by Joy Division. The date is significant in Joy Division history — it’s when, in 1980, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life. The remainder of the band eventually became...

“Love Will Tear Us Apart” Re-Issued on Limited-Edition Colored Vinyl
New Albums

“Love Will Tear Us Apart” Re-Issued on Limited-Edition Colored Vinyl

For those of you who just have to have your Joy Division on vinyl — colored vinyl, no less — here’s the for you: “Love Will Tear Us Apart/Leaders of Men.” The limited-edition single, pressed on grey vinyl, is taken from the 1980 Martin Hannett session. (Hannett, who was Joy Division’s producer throughout its career started out in music as...

Classic Joy Division Live Album Reissued on Vinyl
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Classic Joy Division Live Album Reissued on Vinyl

Nothing seemed to work at Joy Division’s February 28, 1980 performance at The Warehouse in Preston, England. The amps failed and instruments went in and out. But somehow, the band coaxed an inspiring performance out of rotten circumstances. The rough bass sound created by Peter Hook that night is one of the performance’s selling points. It’s a latter-day performance from...

Peter Hook and The Light to Perform New Order’s “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” Albums on Tour
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Peter Hook and The Light to Perform New Order’s “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” Albums on Tour

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...