28 February 2015Peter Hook & The Light live @ Manchester Academy
Peter Hook and The Light will return to Manchester on 30 October 2015 for a special live performance of Unknown Pleasures and Closer as part of the Academy's 25th birthday celebrations.
Both classic Joy Division albums will be performed in their entirety but expect a few extra JD/Warsaw bonuses and a special New Order opening set.
Manchester Academy One
Friday 30 October 2015
Tickets priced 23.00 GBP in advance plus booking fee are available now.
Meanwhile, The Hebden Bridge Tapes which showcase a sold out series of three gigs recorded at the Trades Club in December 2014 are available now via abbeyroad.com/live. Each gig is presented as a double cd / digital download and there's also very special bundle featuring an extra live CD of Peter Hook & The Light performing Unknown Pleasures featuring Rowetta, orchestra and choir as well as an exclusive signed certificate.
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