St Pauls Lifestyle previews what is set to be a unique gig at The Brook in Southampton, Monday 18th March. Peter Hook and the Light are performing Joy Division Albums alongside some even earlier material.
Peter Hook founder and legendary bassist of Joy Division and New Order, decided in 2010 with his band The Light to take live versions of Joy Division Albums out on tour initially as a tribute to Ian Curtis.
This has proved to be a show and a half and the band make their first appearance in Southampton next week, to play 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' back to back live. As well as music from Hook's early career and non album classics such as 'Transmission' and 'Love will Tear Us Apart'.
The set begins with 'Unkown Pleasures' played in the track list order, this debut from Joy Division according to NME: "The band’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is simply one of the best records ever made, and is still powerful enough to floor you 30 years on. With an almost dub-like, spacey atmosphere sculpted by studio genius Martin Hannett, the band’s sound was almost the polar opposite of the punk music which had brought them together after a Sex Pistols show in 1976. 10/10"
and by Pitchfork on 'Closer' "Closer is even more austere, more claustrophobic, more inventive, more beautiful, and more haunting than its predecessor. It's also Joy Division's start-to-finish masterpiece, a flawless encapsulation of everything the group sought to achieve" 10 / 10.
The shows have been recieved incredibly well and from the reviews and comments it seems to be the passion in 'Hooky' that delivers the music everytime. "Hook is dispelling the naysayers, the doubters, reclaiming his music and delivering it the way he always wanted to..."
To see Peter Hook And The Light playing this music in this way will be an experience not to miss. To book tickets or to find out more information contact The Brook or check out Peter Hook And The Light on Facebook.