Peter Hook & The Light will perform for the first time ever in Vancouver on September 23rd as part of their 2013 North American tour.
Hooky & his band will perform the first two New Order albums, 'Movement' and 'Power, Corruption & Lies', live and in full as well as various other singles and b-sides from that period of the band's history.
Support will come from 'Slaves of Venus'.
North American fans can hear a preview of what to expect in September by downloading Peter Hook & The Light's new live album, 'Movement' and 'Power, Corruption & Lies' live at Manchester Cathedral, which can be purchased here:http://
A free preview MP3 of 'Everything's Gone Green' from this live set can be downloaded here: https://soundcloud.com/
“Say what you will about Peter Hook, the man has got balls….It was most enjoyable to revisit these albums….for those in the audience who had been too young or not even born when these albums were released, this was clearly a welcome opportunity to get the flavour of these musical riches in concert…after two hours, Hook signed off with Temptation and a suitably heroic finale of New Order’s biggest hit, Blue Monday.” - The Times.
“Hooky is the Rock God of bass players….his performance at North London’s Koko had far more energy than last summer’s Hyde Park show by the rest of New Order….He closed with a triumphant Temptation then the inevitable encore of Blue Monday….You've still got it, Hooky.” - The Sun.
“The most fascinating thing about the gig is hearing the journey between Joy Division and the classic New Order sound over the course of two hours. The transition from a debut album track, 'Senses' for example, via the inter-album singles like 'Everything’s Gone Green' to 'Age of Consent' and the sudden confidence of the synth/rock/indie sound is really compelling to hear live.” - Artrocker.
“The real success was the songs. Dreams Never End revealed where The Cure got many of their ideas from, while Chosen Time sounded like a dance-friendly version of Editors….there are few bassists as distinctive as Hook. Age of Consent — a propulsive synth-pop favourite from Power, Corruption & Lies — was one of many songs to showcase his uniquely melodic playing style.” - Evening Standard.
“The result is new tracks that are ghostly reminders of a different time. But the gloomy, melodic sounds and trait beats were instantly recognisable .....the drumming was fantastic and the arrangements near flawless.” - Clash.
“There was never any doubt that this gig by the New Order legend and his band was to be something quite extraordinary….there was certainly an air of eager anticipation that this was an event, a happening, a moment in history….his bouncing, bending stage presence gave this whole performance the urgency and, aptly, movement that it might be said is lacking in the ‘other’ New Order’s live performances of the past year.” - Manchester Evening News.
“The gig is already unfolding into a triumph with a very tight band led by Hooky’s defining bass and surprisingly assured and great vocals finding a whole new meaning in the dusty old songs and maybe helping Hooky himself to find some sort of sense in his back catalogue….. What Hooky has done is grab these songs by the scruff of the neck and give them a punkiness with his bass driving the songs with an added raw power….Tonight is a real triumph - everything was perfect from the venue, to the acoustics, to the delivery of the songs, to the tight band, to the vocals and that distinctive great bass playing….A romp through a back catalogue should never be this good but Hooky has made these songs have a very different narrative and put a whole new heart and soul into them.” - Louderthanwar.
“Hook & The Light took to the stage with an unfussy and businesslike demeanour that they maintained throughout the show. This was a show about musical excellence and there was no need for showboating. Hook (or ‘Hooky’ as one felt by the end that one ought to call him just so as not to feel like an outsider), sporting a check shirt and jeans and still wearing his bass slung at just above knee-level, acknowledged the roar of the crowd with a wave but he wasn’t feeling conversational. He had the look of a man who had a serious job to do and would not welcome interruptions.” - QRO Magazine.
"New Order had better take note: if this is survival of the fittest, Hooky’s certainly ready to put the effort in." - NME.
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