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Peter Hook Returns To Perform Joy Division Album Closer

Peter Hook Returns To Perform Joy Division Album Closer

Wednesday 11th January, 2012 9:38AM

Peter Hook is set to return to New Zealand with another Joy Division tribute show. Ticketmaster this morning revealed details of the yet to be announced tour, sending out presale info for an Auckland date in April and hinting at a Wellington to be announced. Hook played two shows last year in celebration of the bands debut album Unknown Pleasures and returns to celebrate their follow up Closer released two months after Ian Curtis' death in 1980.

Closer - A Joy Division Celebration with Peter Hook

Friday 20th April, The Studio - Auckland

Tickets from Ticketmaster - click here for the special offer

More details to come, here's a tour promo video we found online...

And here's a video featuring clips from the Joy Division bio-pic Control set to 'Isolation' off Closer.

In related news, New Order are also heading our way this year playing Vector Arena on Monday 27th February.

Press Release:

Solid Entertainment Proudly Presents

Closer - A Joy Division Celebration with Peter Hook

Joy Division’s Start-To-Finish Masterpiece Closer Performed In It’s Entirety Plus Highlights From Unknown Pleasures And Still As Well As Non-Album Singles.

Friday 20th April 2012 @ Studio, Auckland
Wellington Show To Be Announced Shortly

After the success of his 2010 Unknown Pleasures 30th Anniversary Tour, Joy Division bassist, PETER HOOK, will return in 2012 with his band THE LIGHT, to play songs from CLOSER - back to back - with shows in Wellington and Auckland. The tour is a celebration of the legacy of the music of Joy Division who, in just three and half years together, became one of the most formidable and influential bands in musical history. CLOSER for many reasons is one of the greatest records ever released.

Although the band was to last only three and a half years with the tragic suicide of Joy Division lead singer, Ian Curtis in May 1980, the Martin Hannett produced seminal second and final album CLOSER was released two months later, becoming an instant classic across fans and critics.

The release of CLOSER came as a bitter-sweet comfort to fans around the world and the album has come to be seen by many as Joy Divisions’ finest work. "Closer is even more austere, more claustrophobic, more inventive, more beautiful, and more haunting than its predecessor. It's also Joy Division's start-to-finish masterpiece, a flawless encapsulation of everything the group sought to achieve. 10 / 10." (Pitchfork Media).

A stunning beautiful and emotive work CLOSER is considered an across the board five star, ten out of ten album.

Spawning the landmark tracks ‘Twenty Four Hours’, ‘Isolation’, ‘Heart And Soul’ and the haunting finale ‘Decades’, the album reached #6 on the UK Albums Chart in an era when such music rarely appeared on mainstream charts, and claimed the #1 slot as NME Album of the Year.

Since then, CLOSER has received numerous accolades: it was ranked #10 on Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, #72 on NME's 100 Greatest British Albums Ever and in 2006 was ranked #8 in Q Magazine’s list of Best Albums of the '80s.

Peter Hook is a founding member of two of the most significant bands in popular musical history – Joy Division and New Order – and a legend in his own right. His 2010 Unknown Pleasures tour was a huge sell-out success - Hooky, The Light and the music of Joy Division was received with open arms by grateful fans who, 30 years on, still hold this phenomenal contribution to musical history close to their hearts.

As bleak as it is beautiful CLOSER is as relevant now as it was on its release.
Don’t miss your chance to witness this epic Joy Division experience, live.

>>TICKETS ON SALE >> FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY 9am >> From Ticketmaster and Real Groovy


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