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Peter Hook & the Light Returning to Tour the United States – Will Play Both New Order & Joy Division Versions of “Substance” in Their Entirety

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Peter Hook & The Light are return to North America in Fall 2016 to perform Joy Division and New Order’s legendary Factory Records compilation albums “Substance” live, sequentially and in their entireties.

The first leg of the tour sees a trio of shows as The Light return to New York for two dates at Webster Hall Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd Sept and then a Los Angeles date on Sat 24th Sept. These are the first dates for the performances following the debut concerts taking place the previous week.

Hooky and the band then return to the United States and Canada for the second leg of the tour in late October for twenty four dates in total which see the band remain on tour until late November, playing cities they have visited before as well as some new additions including Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale.

Released in August 1987, New Order’s Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became the best selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.

Widely considered New Order’s strongest album, “their most popular, well known, highly rated and arguably the most influential” (Sputnik Music), Factory Records’ 200th release featured the bands seminal 12″ mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 (again recorded especially for the album), the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Temptation”, “Thieves Like Us”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Bizarre Love Triangle”.

Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as “Transmission”, “Komakino”, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Atmosphere”, as well as their b-sides, tracks from their EP “An Ideal For Living” and the Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with “Warsaw” and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and “Dead Souls” to the band’s final tracks. The collection demonstrates the same energy as a full length LP with several key B-sides added.

Allmusic called it “the best adjunct to the two albums anyone could want.”

Peter Hook & The Light have toured Joy Division and New Order’s albums extensively since debuting “Unknown Pleasures” back in 2010 with dates all across the world which have been very well received by critics and fans alike.

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Thurs 22nd Sept 2016                    Webster Hall, New York, NY

Fri 23rd Sept 2016                          Webster Hall, New York, NY

Sat 24th Sept  2016                         The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA


Wed 27th Oct 2016                         St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI

Fri 28th Oct 2016                            Metro, Chicago, IL

Sat 29th Oct  2016                           Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

Sun 30th Oct 2016                           First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Tues 1st Nov 2016                           Venue, Vancouver, BC

Thurs 3rd Nov 2016                        Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA

Fri 4th Nov 2016                              Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Sat 5th Nov 2016                             The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

Mon 7th Nov 2016                           Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

Tues 8th Nov 2016                          House Of Blues, San Diego, CA

Fri 11th Nov 2016                           Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX

Sat 12th Nov 2016                           The Mohawk, Austin, TX

Mon 14th Nov 2016                         Republic, New Orleans, LA

Tue 15th Nov 2016                          Terminal West, Atlanta, GA

Thu 17th Nov 2016                         Plaza Live, Orlando, FL

Fri 18th Nov 2016                           Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sat 19th Nov 2016                           The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL

Mon 21st Nov 2016                         The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Tue 22nd Nov 2016                         Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Weds 23rd Nov  2016                     Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Fri 25th Nov 2016                           The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

Sat 26th Nov 2016                           The Sinclair, Boston, MA

Sun 27th Nov 2016                          Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC

Tues 29th Nov 2016                        Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON


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