A massive cross country North American tour has been announced for Peter Hook & The Light’s “Joy Division: A Celebration” concerts which sees the group take to the road across the United States and Canada in August and September 2022 for their biggest and most extensive tour to date. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, October 22. For details and ticket links go to www.peterhookandthelight.live
At some twenty-six dates overall, the tour takes place across five weeks as the band return to some venues and debut at others to perform Joy Division’s seminal two albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full with additional Joy Division rarities and an opening set of New Order material.
The tour follows the debut UK dates for “Joy Division: A Celebration” which commemorate the 40th anniversary of Joy Division and Ian Curtis’ continuing influence.
Aside from some one-off incidental dates such as The Roxy in Los Angeles, the “Joy Division : A Celebration” run of dates is the first time the band have toured both iconic albums in the same show in North America and the concerts are bound to be hugely special for the many devoted fans of the band.
With double concerts at the same venue announced for the opening nights in Toronto and then in Chicago, Austin and Los Angeles the tour also takes in Montreal, Royal Oak, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Boston, Silver Spring, Philadelphia, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.
These Joy Division album shows have become much less common for The Light as they moved through their progression of touring the New Order albums in succession in the almost twelve years since Hooky began his odyssey through both his bands’ back catalogues.
That journey has seen them now perform his bands’ albums all round the world including numerous tours of North and South America, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the Far East.
The influence of Joy Division and their music remains strong in popular culture, holding a sincere reverence. The albums are played sequentially in track order, respecting the inspiration and impact of the stunning debut album Unknown Pleasures and the immaculately produced second Closer.
Unknown Pleasures features “Disorder,” “Insight,” “New Dawn Fades,” and “She’s Lost Control” while Closer, considered “a start to finish masterpiece” by Pitchfork Media counts “Atrocity Exhibition,” “Heart And Soul” and “Twenty Four Hours” among its many highlights.
In addition to the albums, the concerts span the entirety of Joy Division’s rich but short career including early Warsaw material, tracks from the compilation LP Still to the final songs “Ceremony” and “In a Lonely Place” written by Joy Division which were to form New Order’s first single.
Catch Peter Hook & The Light on tour:
DATE CITY VENUE
August 11 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto
August 12 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto
August 13 Club Soda Montreal
August 15 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
August 16 The Eastern Atlanta
August 18 First Avenue Minneapolis
August 19 Metro Chicago
August 20 Metro Chicago
August 22 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee
August 23 Paradise Rock Club Boston
August 25 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
August 26 Union Transfer Philadelphia
August 27 Terminal 5 New York
August 29 The Van Buren Phoenix
August 30 Mohawk Austin
August 31 Mohawk Austin
September 2 House Of Blues Houston Houston
September 3 House Of Blues Dallas Dallas