Peter Hook And The Light Announce Three NZ ShowsThursday 23rd October, 2014 1:02PM
New wave icon Peter Hook will be heading to New Zealand in February to perform New Order albums Low Life and Brotherhood in their entirety. Hook, who is a founding member of Joy Division and New Order, will be joined by backing band The Light, which is comprised of Paul Kehoe (drums) and Andy Poole (keyboards) as well as Hook’s son Jack Bates (bass). The group have been Hook's touring band since 2007, after he parted ways with New Order. While in the country they will not be strictly limited to New Order albums, but will also be performing a handful of Joy Division staples. Here's the details...
Peter Hook and The Light
Wednesday 25th February 2015, Churchills, Christchurch
Thursday 26th February 2015, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 27th February 2015, The Studio, Auckland
Tickets available HERE through UTR
Here's Hooky and The Light performing 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' in Manchester Cathedral...
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT are to perform NEW ORDER’S third and fourth albums, Low Life and Brotherhood in their entirety for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand in February 2015.
The concerts will include the Singles and B-Sides from NEW ORDER’s most prolific period. From August 1983 up to 1987, taking the audience from Confusion to True Faith, with both Low Life (Perfect Kiss, Sub-Culture) and Brotherhood (Bizarre Love Triangle, State of the Nation) performed in full alongside all the other tracks from that fans consider NEW ORDER’S greatest period including Temptation, Thieves Like Us, Shell Shock and more!
HOOKY AND THE LIGHT will also be supporting themselves at the concerts performing a selection of seminal JOY DIVISION classics.
Peter Hook isn’t just a founding member of iconic bands JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER, he’s a gentleman and a legend, whose signature bass lines were a key component of both group’s success. His trademark low-end sound were the backbone to seminal JOY DIVISION albums Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980) as well as a number of NEW ORDER albums including Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) and Technique (1989).
Since parting ways with NEW ORDER in 2007, Hooky has been busy touring with his band THE LIGHT with sell-out shows around the world. THE LIGHT have taken out extensive tours of Europe, Australia & New Zealand and the United States to rave reviews.
Last in Australia in 2009, Hooky performed JOY DIVISION’s classic Unknown Pleasures. He returns in 2015 with a very special evening comprised of NEW ORDER’S Low Life & Brotherhood albums performed in their entirety with a special opening set comprised of JOY DIVISION material.
The Low Life album is widely regarded by critics and fans to be one of NEW ORDER’S finest, signalling the bands crossover from post-punk to dance rock with singles such as ‘Temptation’ and ‘Blue Monday.’ The Brotherhood album is almost a symphony of NEW ORDER sound, embracing pop and rock electronica and spawning the anthemic dancefloor anthem, ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, which broke the band worldwide.
Bolstering THE LIGHT’S live show is former members of Peter Hook’s MONACO project: Paul Kehoe (drums) and Andy Poole (keyboards) as well as Hook’s son Jack Bates (bass). Reviewers universally agree that the catalogue of songs Hook has brought back to life through THE LIGHT have bolstered his legacy and god-like status amongst fans.
Peter Hook is an icon of new wave and has set the precedent for a legion of bass players to attempt to replicate. Don’t miss your chance to witness PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT live in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
Wed 25th Feb, Churchills, Christchurch
Thu 26th Feb, Bodega, Wellington
Fri 27th Feb, The Studio, Auckland