07 March 2011Peter Hook and The Light play Closer live
Tickets priced £20.11 (Includes charity donation to Mind & The Keith Bennett Appeal) go on sale from Thursday 10 March 2011 at factorymanchester.com.
The Light's performance of Closer at The Factory is being recorded by Ronnie Lane's mobile recording studio for a vinyl only release later in 2011.
Meanwhile, The Light (with Rowetta on selected dates) continue to play Unknown Pleasures live at dates around the World in March, April and May.
9 - La Carene, Brest, France
10 - Le Trabendo, Paris, France
11 - Big Band Cafe, Caen, France
17 - Astro Hall, Tokyo Japan
18 - Zepp, Tokyo, Japan
19 - Creative Centre, Osaka, Japan
25 - Helsinki, Finland
27 - Oslo, Norway
30 - Rosso, Manchester (Nordoff Robins Charity Event)
23 - Scala, London [w/Rowetta]
30 - Liquid, Edinburgh [w/Rowetta]
7 - Festival Donorte, Pontevedra, Spain
18 - The Factory, Manchester [w/Rowetta]
28 - Den Haag, Holland
29 - Eindhoven, Holland
[Please note that all of the above dates apart from 18 May The Factory, Manchester, see The Light perform Unknown Pleasures]
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography