Posted in music | tour dates on July 7, 2011

Peter Hook

Much to the displeasure of many, Peter Hook and his band The Light performed Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures on tour last year. This year, they'll do the same with Closer, though they will still perform Unknown Pleasures in select locations. The North American tour kicks off in September and hits NYC on September 13 at Irving Plaza, where they will play Closer. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In May, Peter Hook and the Light released their debut EP 1102/2011 on Hacienda records. The EP features three Joy Division tracks with lead vocals by The Light member Rowetta, who Hook first collaborated with when she recorded vocals for his other band Freebass. The fourth and last song on the EP is an unfinished Joy Division track, "Pictures In My Mind," with lead vocals performed by Hook. You can purchase a download of the EP here

Check out the video for "Pictures In My Mind" below along the EP album art, tracklist, and all tour dates....

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Peter Hook and the Light - "Pictures In My Mind"

1102/2011

1102/2011 tracklist:
1. "Atmosphere" (vocals by Rowetta)
2. "Insight", (vocals by Rowetta)
3."New Dawn Fades" (vocals by Rowetta)
4. "Pictures In My Mind" (vocals by Peter Hook)

Peter Hook and the Light -- 2011 Tour Dates
Saturday, July 9th - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge - Peter Hook Q&A with DJ set
Friday, July 15th - Gru Village, Turin - **
Sunday, July 24th - Shadow Play Festival, Kortrijk - *
Wednesday, August 24th - Green Festival, Wroclaw - *
Tuesday, September 13th Irving Plaza, New York
Wednesday, September 14th - The Music Box, Los Angeles - **
Thursday, September 15th - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles - **
Saturday, September 17th - Mezzanine, San Francisco - **
Monday, September 19th - Bluebird, Denver - *
Tuesday, September 20th - Paradise, Boston - **
Friday, September 23rd - Metro, Boston - **
Saturday, September 24th - Phoenix, Toronto - *
Sunday, September 25th - Club Soda, Montreal - *
Friday, November 25th - Gagarin 205, Athens - *
Saturday, November 26th - Eightball Live, Thessaloniki - *
Tuesday, December 20th - Effenar, Eindhoven - **
Thursday, December 22nd - Melkweg, Amsterdam - **
* performing Unknown Pleasures
** performing Closer

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Comments (47)

When will this lard-ass be done raping his old band's discography?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:09 PM

No! NO! Bad Peter! BAD PETER!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:09 PM

Holy shit just give it up already Peter. How much fucking money do you need?

Posted by Ian Curtis' Ghost | July 7, 2011 4:19 PM

fucking terrible! what the fuck is wrong with this guy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:22 PM

Well, at least there's a good chance that whoever will be singing this (whether it's Peter or not) won't sound like a special-ed kid on ritalin.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:23 PM

I like the idea and I'm all for it.

I'm also lobbying for a Friends movie.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:23 PM

Anyone who buys a ticket for this...

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:26 PM

Bizarre Love Geometric Shape

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:27 PM

Come on Hooky...enough already! [facepalm]

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:30 PM

How many times a week does Ian Curtis haunt Peter's dreams?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:48 PM

old guy post
fat guy post
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......

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:50 PM

Closer than Hitler

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 4:54 PM

It's sort of like when the Doors continued without Jim Morrison...and we know how that went over.

Posted by Rafaël | July 7, 2011 4:58 PM

its a shame that this is is his 2nd time around doing this while every Bernie show is cancelled.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:02 PM

oh Beeve - why so angry?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:03 PM

"It's sort of like when the Doors continued without Jim Morrison...and we know how that went over."

Ahhhhhh! Ian Astbury!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:12 PM

Damn, this nigga needs money..

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:16 PM

Cunt!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:37 PM

This is the least pathetic issue to comment on in this thread but why is Peter holding a bass in that wretched video when he's not playing a note on it. It's almost like he's saying "you guys remember I was the bass player, right? RIGHT?!?" Geez!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:40 PM

5:16 I think this is the first time Peter has been called that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:43 PM

Friends movie? When? I'm so down with that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 5:50 PM

greedy fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 6:16 PM

@540- the song is terrible to boot too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 6:18 PM

I know you guys are gonna rip on this but I saw the Unknown Pleasures tour when it came through Chicago and I think Hooky's band actually improved on Joy Division, at least compared to the handful of Joy Division bootlegs I've seen. Were you guys actually at the shows? Hope they book a Chicago show on the new tour....

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 7:29 PM

Didn't Iggy Stooge try out for the Doors to replace Jim Morrison after he died?

Posted by Regular reader | July 7, 2011 9:16 PM

Peter Hook looks like he is taking a dump in that pic, a dump he is about to unleash upon the unfortunate people who get hoodwinked into seeing him live.

Posted by remarkablyspry | July 7, 2011 9:46 PM

Peter Hook = sloppy bitch

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 10:31 PM

"I know you guys are gonna rip on this but I saw the Unknown Pleasures tour when it came through Chicago and I think Hooky's band actually improved on Joy Division, at least compared to the handful of Joy Division bootlegs I've seen. Were you guys actually at the shows? Hope they book a Chicago show on the new tour...."

Definitely NOT gonna rip. Gotta agree. Hey, anything's gotta be better than someone who sounds like a drugged up monotone Special Ed kid "singing", right? How tragic that a noose stopped all that, right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 11:07 PM

More like Peter Wolf

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 11:27 PM

biggest loser ever = guy who trolls this site to make fun of a guy who killed himself 31 years ago. twice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 12:25 AM

Oh, I definitely was not trying to make fun of Ian Curtis. I think he's amazing and it would be interesting to see what he was doing if he had not died so tragically! I just think this band was better live and better captured the spirit of the JD songs. I love the original recordings but would love to hear them completely remade by The Light. The new versions might replace the old ones, they might not. But until then, excited for this tour.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 12:28 AM

I am certain the Mr Hook will take into consideration the comments posted here. Especially those of the skinny jean wearing 20-somethings, sharing a Williamsburg dump with 3 other kids, all of whom get their rent money from Mom and Dad.

If Ian were alive today, he would live in the W'burg

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 7:07 AM

"biggest loser ever = guy who trolls this site to make fun of a guy who killed himself 31 years ago. twice."

Sorry to hear about your savior.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 9:44 AM

"Didn't Iggy Stooge try out for the Doors to replace Jim Morrison after he died?"

The Doors asked Iggy, and he declined

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 10:16 AM

^ Whoa, I didn't even know Iggy was offered. Was there anyone else that was offered?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 10:24 AM

She got a TV Eye On The Storm
Break On Through To 1970 Boo Hoo
I'm a hot wired lizard with a heart full of whiskey, Turn Out The Lights!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 10:24 AM

found this on wikipedia, interesting.

"In September 2010, relations between Mounfield and Hook appeared to have soured. On 6 September, Mounfield posted on his Twitter stream (@Maniscream) "Peter Hook's wallet" was "visible from space"[9] because it was "stuffed with Ian Curtis blood money". He further posted that "he ain't got time for me now he's getting fortunes for dragging his mates cadaver round the world getting himself paid".[10] Mounfield finally appeared to devolve himself of the 'Freebass' group by stating he "Can't be doing with talentless nostalgia fuckwit whores".[11"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 11:01 AM

"I think Hooky's band actually improved on Joy Division, at least compared to the handful of Joy Division bootlegs I've seen. Were you guys actually at the shows?"

Did you ever stop and think that maybe you feel this way because you're listening to late 70s bad quality BOOTLEGS?!? Were you actually at the original Joy Division shows? Exactly...neither was I. So to say that The Light improves on Joy Division is silly because you have no idea.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 11:05 AM

http://www.google.com/m/url?client=safari&ei=7jwXTqDpEcKO8ga02aFN&hl=en&oe=UTF-8&q=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3D6ZwMs2fLoVE&ved=0CBcQtwIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFcw9wMUkf8F_Tlde-CPtS98DVZVw

hope this works. It's from some tv show in the late 70's but the performance is incredible. You can't improve on this with some session players.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 1:27 PM

@7:29 they did book a Chicago show. BV has the wrong city next to the Sept 23rd show. It should the Metro in Chicago.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 2:04 PM

who on earth wants to see this? why the hell would this guy abandon the rest of the band to do these BS nostalgia shows? probably because he suggested it to them and they told him where to shove it. I hate to have to lose all respect for Hooky, but there it is. gone.

Posted by onceler | July 8, 2011 4:56 PM

4:56

Mr Hook wants you to know that he really cares about you and your thoughts. Really, really, he really cares about someone who has the time to post about him on a blog.

Still waiting for your next album 4:56. We all are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 5:36 PM

True NYC Factory Records fans were at The Wake at Littlefield last night and wouldn't support Hooky trying to cash in yet again if a gun were to their head. Covering CLOSER with session guys?!? To quote his late bandmate, "Where will it end?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2011 11:29 AM

I liked New Order better when they were horrible with money. Now they're being horrible FOR money. :(

Posted by EveryLittleCunt | July 15, 2011 11:51 AM

Wow,
What animosity for a man whose early life path has helped establish some of the most fundamentally significant bass-lines to ever manifest and grace music with such distinctive and definitive precision that well over 15 JD and NO tracks are truly timeless and unsurpassed, and should be shared with the next generations! Why?! Because their Music is not only Better than 95% of whats being TRANSMITTED today, but it is ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCE for THE SOUL!!! The 25 tracks of which I think are as follows::: NOVELTY/TRANSMISSION/DIGITAL ATMOSPHERE/NO LOVE LOST/ISOLATION/DECADES DEAD SOULS/LOVE WILL TEAR US APART/ GLASS/ ATROCITY EXHIBITION/INTERZONE/KOMAKINO/
THE DRAWBACK/SHADOWPLAY
BLUE MONDAY/EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN/
TEMPTATION/TRUE FAITH/5-8-6/ AGE OF CONSENT
YOUR SILENT FACE/PROCESSION/CEREMONY/DENIAL

All Great tracks and MR HOOK equals 1/4 the Ingredients that Seasoned Greatness! So all you haters! Take a minute to listen to those tracks i've just listed and maybe u can appreciate what the Man is doing!

DUMBSHITS!!!!!

Posted by dj ax*s | September 1, 2011 3:48 AM

i saw the 'closer' and 'unknown pleasures' shows in LA and they were both brilliant. i too was skeptical from reading a load of rants but if you can collect yourself enough to go to see either of these, it will be worth your while. don't get suckered into believing all the bad press. it's absolutely amazing and you won't ever get to see a show like this again.

Posted by missbunni | September 17, 2011 11:53 PM

I'm rather shocked at the horrible comments in this thread, especially as I've actually heard the show in question and it's outstanding. One of the australian shows has been released on CD. What JD fan in their right mind would give up a chance to hear this? Ian Curtis is long dead, so you'll never hear the original band. I'll bet near everyone who commented here has never had a chance to hear this music performed live. Here, you have the next best thing - a band shepherded by the only original member even willing to do justice to the music that gave New Order their career in the first place. New Order would never have existed without Joy Division. I think this is a stunning tribute to an amazing band, and an incredible opportunity! I'm sorry I missed this, I just hope he comes back to the USA soon to tour Closer.
Perhaps this was "much to the displeasure of many," but it was also to the great pleasure of many. Just give a listen to the live album and you'll hear the truth in that.

Posted by Glenn | April 30, 2012 10:23 AM

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