Sep 072011
 

*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT:*

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*TO PERFORM JOY DIVISON’S SEMINAL FINAL ALBUM ***

*‘CLOSER’*

*FOR U.S. AUDIENCES STARTING SEPTEMBER 13**;*

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*GROUP WILL DEBUT *

*‘UNKNOWN PLEASURES’*

*ALBUM IN CANADA AND MEXICO *

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*AMOEBA IN-STORE SIGNING AT AMOEBA RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15*

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“*Closer* is even *more austere*, *more claustrophobic*, *more inventive*, *more beautiful* and *more haunting* than its predecessor. It’s also *Joy Division’s start-to-finish masterpiece*, *a flawless encapsulation* of everything the group sought to achieve.”****

*-Pitchfork*****

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“*Unknown Pleasures* is simply *one of the best records ever made*, and is still *powerful enough to floor you* 30 years on.” ****

*-NME*

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*PETER HOOK.*

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*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT* will return to *North America* this fall to perform the two landmark albums *CLOSER* and *UNKNOWN PLEASURES *from the *legendary post-punk group* *Joy Division* sequentially and in full for audiences in the *U.S.,* *Canada *and *Mexico*. The trek will kick off next week in *New York City* (Tue. 9.13, Gramercy Theater), and visit major cities including *Los Angeles* (Wed. 9.14, The Music Box-*Closer*; and Fri. 9.15, El* *Rey* * Theatre-*Unknown Pleasures*), *San Francisco* (Sat. 9.17 Mezzanine), *Denver * (Mon. 9.19 Bluebird Theatre), *Boston* (Tue. 9.20 Paradise Rock Club), *Washington, D.C.* (Wed. 9.21, 9:30 Club), *Chicago* (Fri 9.23, Metro), *Toronto* (Sat. 9.24, Phoenix Concert Theater), *Montreal *(Sun. 9.25, Club Soda), *Tijuana *(Wed., 9.28, Black Box), *Guadalajara* (Thur. 9.29, The Warehouse) and *Mexico City* (Sat. 10.1, El Pasaguero).****

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After performing together at the opening night of *The Factory (U.K.)* in February 2010, *PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT* have toured mainland *Europe,* * Australia*, *New Zealand*, the *U.K.* including festival appearances. Last * December*, the group–which features *PETER** HOOK*, legendary bassist and founding member of *Joy Division/New Order* on vocals and bass, *JACK BATES*(bass), *NAT WATSON* (guitar), *ANDY POOLE* (keyboards) and *PAUL KEHOE*(drums)–toured the *U.S.* for critically acclaimed run performing *Joy Division*’s debut album *UNKNOWN PLEASURES* of which *SPIN* noted, “the band filled *‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’* with an *ecstatic thunder the original never touched*.” (Reyan Ali, 12/1/10). Produced by *Martin Hannett*, both *UNKNOWN PLEASURES* and * CLOSER* have enjoyed immense critical acclaim and are widely considered influential post-punk and new wave classics. The influence of both albums is longstanding and remains pervasive today, both for fans and the many emerging artists who take on the template of *Joy Division’s *sound in the modern era. *CLOSER* yielded many *landmark Joy Division* tracks including *“Atrocity Exhibition,”* *“Heart And Soul”* and *“Twenty Four Hours.”* ****

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*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT* released their debut EP *1102/2011* digitally this spring on *Hacienda Records*, available exclusively at: www.fac51thehacienda.com. The EP features a previously unreleased *Joy Division* song titled *“Pictures In My Mind”* as well as new renditions of *“Atmosphere,” “New Dawn Fades,”* and *“Insight.” *On *Thursday, September 15, PETER *will make a special appearance in *Los Angeles* for an in-store signing at *Amoeba Records* (6400 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028) to celebrate the release of the new *double red vinyl & CD live* album *Unknown Pleasures Live In Australia* out now on *Pylon Records*. *PETER* will meet and greet with fans *starting at 7:00pm*. For more information, visit: http://www.peterhook.co.uk/#/news/peter-hook-la-signing-at-amoeba-music-hollywood-ca-thurs-15th-sept-from-7pm .**

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*The complete tracklisting for Joy Division’s CLOSER: * * *

1. Atrocity Exhibition **** 2. Isolation **** 3. Passover **** 4. Colony **** 5. A Means to an End **** 6. Heart and Soul **** 7. Twenty Four Hours**** 8. The Eternal **** 9. Decades****

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*The complete tracklisting for Joy Division’s UNKOWN PLEASURES: * * *

1. Disorder**** 2. Day of the Lords**** 3. Candidate**** 4. Insight**** 5. New Dawn Fades http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Dawn_Fades**** 6. She’s Lost Control**** 7. Shadowplay**** 8. Wilderness**** 9. Interzone****

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*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT** fall North American tour dates:*

*DATE*

*CITY*

*VENUE*

*ALBUM*

*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT*

Tue****

9/13****

New York, NY****

Gramercy Theatre****

CLOSER****

Wed****

9/14****

Los Angeles, CA****

The Music Box****

CLOSER****

Thu****

9/15****

Los Angeles, CA****

Amoeba Music****

Fri****

9/16****

Los Angeles, CA****

El Rey Theatre****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Sat****

9/17****

San Francisco, CA****

Mezzanine****

CLOSER****

Mon****

9/19****

Denver, CO****

Bluebird Theatre****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Tue****

9/20****

Boston, MA****

Paradise Rock Club****

CLOSER****

Wed****

9/21****

Washington D.C., DC****

9:30 Club ****

CLOSER****

Fri****

9/23****

Chicago, IL****

Metro****

CLOSER****

Sat****

9/24****

Toronto, ON****

Phoenix Concert Theatre****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Sun****

9/25****

Montreal, QC****

Club Soda****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Wed****

9/28****

Tijuana, MEX****

Black Box****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Thu****

9/29****

Guadalajara, MEX****

The Warehouse****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

Sat****

10/1****

Mexico City, MEX****

El Pasaguero****

UNKNOWN PLEASURES****

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*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT perform live.*

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*PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT* assets:****

Fall 2011 Tour: http://www.fac51thehacienda.com/sites/fac51thehacienda.com/files/eflyer/010911/ustour_eflyer_010911_GENERAL_web.html ****

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/peterhookandthelight#p/a/u/1/zEFEOnXKWuc****

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For *PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT*, contact:****

MSO: Libby Coffey//818-380-0400 x224 LCoffey@msopr.com <%20LCoffey@msopr.com> Michele Stephens//818-380-0400 x227 MStephens@msopr.com<%20MStephens@msopr.com> **

Hacienda Press Office (U.K.):****

James Masters//00 44 7508 816964 James.masters@fac51thehacienda.com ****

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