Posted in music | tour dates on March 5, 2014

by Bill Pearis

peter hook

Peter Hook is continuing to work his way through the New Order catalog, touring two albums at a time. This fall he and his band The Light will be performing 1985's Low-Life and 1986's Brotherhood in full. They'll also be their own opener, doing a set of Joy Division songs to start the evening. Those dates include a stop in NYC at Irving Plaza on November 7. Tickets to the NYC show go on sale Friday (3/7) at 10 AM with a Music Geeks presale starting Thursday (3/6) at 10 AM (password is "musicgeeks"). All dates are listed below.

As someone who thinks Low-Life is New Order's best album, I have to admit getting to hear deep cuts "Sunrise," "Sooner Than You Think" and "Face Up" (and Brotherhood songs "Weirdo" and "Way of Life"), which New Order haven't played in eons, is kinda appealing. Hook's plowing through his ex-band's discography is getting weird, though. When he toured Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies last year, those were early records where the through-line to Joy Division was still obvious. But these mid-'80s records, New Order had fully established their own identity and it's really hard to think of these songs without Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris.

To get a good look at New Order (who play the Tibet House benefit soon) in this mid-'80s creative peak, you can watch concert video Pumped Full of Drugs, filmed in Tokyo in 1985, which is pretty great. Stream it, with the list of tour dates, below...

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New Order - Pumped Full of Drugs

Hook

Peter Hook & the Light - 2014 Tour Dates
Tuesday 4th November - The Mohawk, Austin, TX
Thursday 6th November - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Friday 7th November - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Saturday 8th November - Royale, Boston, MA
Monday 10th November - Theatre Tellus, Montreal, QC
Tuesday 11th November - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Thursday 13th November - The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
Friday 14th November - Metro, Chicago, IL
Saturday 15th November - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Monday 17th November - Venue, Vancouver, BC
Wednesday 18th November - Nuemos, Seattle, WA
Friday 20th November - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Saturday 21st November - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Sunday 22nd November - Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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Comments (15)

what a putz

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2014 3:49 PM

fuck THAT

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2014 4:39 PM

ahhhhhhhh nooooooooo

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2014 7:00 PM

whatever guys, the sweatpant/leather jacket/mullet look that Hook rocked in the Perfect Kiss video is still unfuckwithable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2014 9:54 PM

I said this once and I will say it again. I saw the Unknown Pleasure show and he doesn't even play half of the bass parts he lets his son do it. That is a slap in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2014 7:51 AM

Are you somehow saying that the past three years of Peter Hook's touring have been a bit... lame?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2014 8:48 AM

^Extra lame..I learned from my misteak

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2014 9:03 AM

Oh I know, I was at the Gramercy show too... depressing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2014 9:08 AM

I have have to disagree boys. I have seen him for every tour now and I think he has been blowing it out ov the water. Great voice great songs... You r right that it would be nice for him to play more bass. But his son has learned from the best and he does a great job. I would rather see his high energy show than another boring New Order show. Come on bernard and his dancing, atrociious. Do your self a favor and catch Peter Hook and the Light.

Posted by Mark | March 11, 2014 1:56 AM

Glad to see Hooky is open to sort things out with the rest of the band.

Posted by Shorter | March 11, 2014 1:33 PM

Saw Pete last fall in LA and will see him again this Fall!!!
Piss of Bernie, I'll go see Hooky.

Posted by Al In So Cal | March 27, 2014 7:15 PM

New Order? More like OLD DISorder...Amiright? BuDumTiss!!

Posted by Elenidis | March 27, 2014 7:38 PM

Bill,
Question: Are there any openers besides them that you've heard of?,, or are they the only ones on the bill for the upcoming east coast shows ?, Im trying to make a show this week, but know for sure I will be late.

Posted by Mike | November 3, 2014 3:14 AM

Went to the show and it was amazing. Hard to understand the negativity.

Posted by David | November 11, 2014 9:44 AM

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