Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook continues his march through those bands’ back catalogs next year with the announcement today that he’ll perform the latter group’s third and fourth albums — 1985’s Low-Life and 1986’s Brotherhood — in their entirety at a pair of special U.K. concerts next September.
Billed as “From Confusion to Truth Faith,” the concerts are set for Sept. 25 in Manchester and Sept. 27 in London, with tickets for both shows going on sale Friday.
The shows will include performances of both albums plus singles and B-sides from what Hook calls New Order’s “most prolific period,” spanning August 1983 up to 1987, including “Thieves Like Us,'” “State of the Nation,” “Love Vigilantes,” “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “The Perfect Kiss” and more.
While no further dates have been announced, if history is any judge, a year’s worth of touring the two New Order records will follow the twin U.K. dates. Hook has similarly launched separate tours on which he performed Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Closer, followed, this past year, by worldwide dates featuring full performances of both New Order’s Movement and Power, Corruptions & Lies.
Peter Hook & The Light performs Low-Life and Brotherhood:
Sept. 25: The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Sept. 27: Sheperds Bush Empire, London, UK
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