Peter Hook bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer,’ ‘Unknown Pleasures’ to North America

Peter Hook / Photo by Mark McNulty

After bringing his Unknown Pleasures tour to the U.S. late last year, bassist Peter Hook will return to North America this September to perform Joy Division’s second album, Closer, at five select dates — and play Unknown Pleasures in three cities skipped by the first tour.

Hook — who already has booked shows in Europe and South America playing the two albums with his band The Light — will perform Closer at two concerts in Los Angeles, plus dates in San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Interspersed with those shows will be performances of Unknown Pleasures in Denver, Toronto and Montreal (see dates below).

The bassist debuted his performance of Unknown Pleasures in Manchester last year on the 30th anniversary of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis’suicide, and chose the same date last month to premiere his full-album cover of Closer.

 

Peter Hook & The Light tour dates:

SOUTH AMERICA
June 16:
Estudio Emme, Sao Paolo, Brazil *
June 17: Estudio Emme, Sao Paolo, Brazil *
June 18: Circo Voador, Rio de Janerio, Brazil *

EUROPE
July 15:
Gru Village, Turin, Italy **
July 24: Shadow Play Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium *
Aug. 24: Green Festival, Wroclaw, Poland *

NORTH AMERICA
Sept. 13: Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY **
Sept. 14: The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA **
Sept. 16: El Rey, Los Angeles, CA *
Sept. 17: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA **
Sept. 19: Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO *
Sept. 20: Paradise, Boston, MA **
Sept. 21: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. **
Sept. 23: Metro, Chicago, IL **
Sept. 24: Phoenix, Toronto, ON *
Sept. 25: Club Soda, Montreal, QC *
Sept. 28: Black Box, Tijuana, Mexico *
Sept. 29: The Warehouse, Guadalajara, Mexico *
Oct. 1: El Pasaguero, Mexico City, Mexico *

EUROPE
Nov. 25:
Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece *
Nov. 26: Eightball Live, Thessaloniki, Greece, *
Dec. 20: Effenar, Eindhoven, Netherlands **
Dec. 22: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands **

* Performing ‘Unknown Pleasures’
** Performing ‘Closer’

 

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1 Comment

  • Jeff Kessler

    I just saw the show at the Phoenix in Toronto, ON. It was amazing. The music washed over me and invoked emotions I did not think possible with what I was hearing. If you are a fan of Joy Division, go see the show.

     
 

 

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