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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT Hooked on various Substances


Former New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook continues the chronological trek through his back catalogue when he and band Peter Hook & The Light perform both legendary Factory Records albums Substance by Joy Division & New Order. The singles collections will be performed sequentially and in their entirety this October in Australia and New Zealand.

Released in 1987, New Order’s Substance was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release and remains the best-selling New Order album.

Running from Ceremony in 1981 up to True Faith in 1987 the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including Blue Monday, Bizarre Love Triangle, Temptation, True Faith, The Perfect Kiss to name a few.

Released in 1988, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles that didn’t appear on the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, such as Love Will Tear Us Apart, Transmission, and Atmosphere. Plus their b-sides, tracks from their EP An Ideal For Living, and a Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with Warsaw and takes in the development of the band through Digital and Dead Souls to the band’s final tracks.

Since debuting with the Unknown Pleasures Tour in Australia in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have since toured the globe including a return back Down Under in 2015 with the memorable Low Life & Brotherhood Tour. This return in 2017 will be the most total appreciation to date of the Joy Division and New Order catalogue, and with nearly three hours of material, it’s a case of no encore required!

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