26 November 2013Hooky to debut Low-Life & Brotherhood live
Following on from successful tours playing albums by Joy Division and latterly Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order, Peter Hook & The Light have announced they will debut Low-Life and Brotherhood with two gigs in London and Manchester in September 2014.
Hooky and the boys will play The Ritz in Manchester on Thursday 25 September and then London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on the following Saturday.
The playlist is set to feature not only the full albums but also singles and B-sides from late 1983 to 1987 so expect to hear Confusion, Thieves Like Us, True Faith and many more (hopefully including personal fave Lonesome Tonight.
Both gigs will help support MIND & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.
Tickets are on sale 9am Friday 29 November 2013 via Alt Tickets and Ticketweb.
Thu 25 - The Ritz, Manchester [£23.50]
Sat 27 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London [£26.50, O2 Priority 27 November 2013]
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