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20 September 2021

Peter Hook Announces ‘Unknown Pleasures’ And ‘Closer’ Tour

Peter Hook
Stefan Bollmann
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Peter Hook & The Light have announced a tour for 2022 in which they will play both of Joy Division‘s classic albums in their entirety. The band will also play an opening set of New Order material. Tickets for the gig go on sale on Friday 24 September at

Hook spoke to Rolling Stone last year about Joy Division and the transition into New Order: “Well, Joy Division were on quite a normal trajectory. We fought very hard to establish ourselves. Our songwriting improved very quickly from the normal punk drone that people had. We were gaining more and more [fans]. We were getting better and better reviews. The songs were getting better and better. And then we hit Ian’s illness. It started to impinge, shall we say, on him, and on the group, of course.

“That got out very quickly and, by the time we got to Closer, we were very concerned — not particularly about the future of the group — but certainly about Ian’s health. And then, of course, it stopped. And the first thing — once Ian had hopefully gone to that better place in the sky — that me, Bernie and Steve [Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris] did was almost disown Joy Division, in a really weird, grief-driven way.”

Peter Hook & The Light Tourdates

11 – Leeds, O2 Academy
12 – Glasgow, Barrowland
14 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
15 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
7 – Brighton, Concorde 2
8 – Colchester, Arts Centre
9 – Norwich, UEA
16 – Nottingham, Rock City
18 – Bristol, Marble Factory
21 – Oxford, O2 Academy
22 – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
28 – Gloucester, Guildhall
29 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
10 – Limerick, Big Top
11 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
12 – Belfast, Limelight

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