Peter Hook visits Fopp Manchester to celebrate the release of four albums of previously unreleased ‘Peter Hook & The Light’ live recordings
Friday 5th May – 5:30pm – Fopp Manchester
Peter Hook & The Light were formed in May 2010 by former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook. The band also features Hook’s son Jack Bates (bass), as well as David Potts (guitar), Andy Poole (Keyboards) and Paul Kehoe (Drums), who both played with Hook as part of Monaco, one of his previous groups. They quickly built a reputation as a must see live band, with the debut Manchester Apollo show being awarded five stars from the Manchester Evening News – “the place is packed and the atmosphere electric”.
‘Unknown Pleasures Live at Leeds Cockpit’, ‘Closer Live at The Factory’, ‘Movement Live at Dublin Academy’ and ‘Power, Corruption and Lies Live at Dublin Academy’ are released on Friday 5th May. Each title features the band performing a classic Joy Division or New Order album in its entirety with songs added that were not on those albums; singles, demos and other rarities.
This winter will see Peter Hook & The Light embark on a UK & Ireland tour including a massive homecoming concert announced for Manchester’s Academy 1 on Friday 15th December.