Peter Hook – 2014 Concert Schedule
During Peter Hook's time with New Order and Joy Division, he rose to popularity
as both incarnations of the band enjoyed a great deal of success throughout the 80s, and they produced some of the most influential
synth-pop music, which still remains popular today. These days, Peter Hook continues to bring this iconic music back to life
again as he plays under the moniker, Peter Hook and the Light. Performing everyone's favorite hits from albums like "Movement,"
"Closer," and "Power, Corruption & Lies," fans all over the world have been able to hear classic songs from these albums
once again. This year, Peter Hook is slated to appear at a number of venues, including The Trocadero in Philadelphia, Club
Soda in Montreal, New York's Irving Plaza, Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Café, and the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Be
sure to check out a show from Peter Hook when he comes to a venue near your city during his upcoming tour.
Peter Hook is an English musician, perhaps best known for being one of the founding members of the band
Joy Division. Joy Division made their debut with the album, "Unknown Pleasures," which produced their now-classic song, "Transmission,"
and helped the band gain a steady fan following. The song was later included on many "best-of" lists, and it is listed as
number 20 in NME's "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever."
Following up with their second studio album, Joy Division released
"Closer," which is now considered to be one of their greatest albums. Noted for being one of the first albums to feature a
gothic-rock sound, the album was met with critical acclaim and praise by fans. The haunting album contained songs like "Isolation,"
"Heart and Soul," and "A Means to An End." "Closer" was later featured in the book titled 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before
Following the death of their lead singer after the release of "Closer," Joy Division reformed and began playing
under the moniker, New Order. New Order went on to become one of the best bands of the 80s, with hits like "Blue Monday,"
"Everything's Gone Green," and "Temptation," all of which had noticeably more electronic and dance influences than their previous
work as Joy Division. The band's debut album as New Order was the 1981 release, "Movement," which has been called one of the
best albums of the 1980s. The album spawned the band's famous hit, "Blue Monday," and it defined the synth-pop style of music
that would eventually become enormously popular. The band continued to release albums throughout the 80s, including "Power,
Corruption & Lies," "Low-Life," "Brotherhood," and "Technique."
After the massive success that New Order and Joy
Division experienced in the 80s, Peter Hook continues to keep the magic of their music alive by playing as Peter Hook and
the Light. The band often features many Joy Division and New Order hits during their live shows, allowing fans to hear all
of their favorite songs from the 80s once again.
Peter Hook's Breakthrough Album
Peter Hook first rose
to fame when he played with Joy Division, and later, New Order. Joy Division's breakthrough album, "Closer," became one of
the most critically acclaimed pop albums of the 80s, and Rolling Stone listed it as #157 on their list of the 500 greatest
albums ever. It appeared on similar lists, like Q Magazine's "Best 40 Albums of the 1980s" and Slant Magazine's "Best Albums
of the 1980s." After New Order and Joy Division's collective success, Peter Hook went on to form Peter Hook and the Light,
which performs many hits from his previous bands, including songs from "Unknown Pleasures," "Closer," "Movement," and "Power,
Corruption & Lies." The band has since taken their music all over the world to countless fans, and their performances
have been met with praise from both fans and critics alike.
Peter Hook Trivia
Did you know that Peter
Hook was also a nightclub owner?
Peter Hook was a co-owner of the nightclub called The Hacienda, and he also published
a book about his experience, humorously titled "How Not To Run a Club."
If you never got
a chance to see New Order or Joy Division perform, you're in luck, because Peter Hook is reviving songs from all of your favorite
New Order and Joy Division albums, from "Closer" to "Movement." Since their formation in 2010, Peter Hoot and the Light have
been dazzling audiences all around the world. Peter Hook is better than ever during his live performances, and you will be
reminded of why Joy Division and New Order's music has remained popular after all of these years. To experience the live music
of Joy Division and New Order all over again, be sure to visit StubHub for your tickets to see Peter Hook and the Light!