Well we did predict it after all and now Joy Division bassist Hook has confirmed that he’ll be bringing his latest Joy Division experience to Australia. After the success of his 2010 Unknown Pleasures 30th Anniversary Tour, the bassist will return to Australia in 2012 with his band THE LIGHT, to play the classic album Closer, in full, sequentially and in track order.
We’ve been pretty vocal about Hook’s plan to rerecord Joy Division tracks and even Mani from Primal Scream jumped on board. As did Bernard Sumner, Hook’s ex-bandmate, which infuriated Hook and prompted more cross words. Whatevs.
Anyway, we’re certainly not denying Peter Hook is a founding member two of the most significant bands in popular musical history – Joy Division and New Order – and a bit of a legend in his own right. And he’s certainly not the only artist clinging onto past glory and delivering it to fans. There’s only one way to judge: tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Peter Hook & The Light
Thursday 12th April 2012 @ Melbourne, Palace Theatre
Friday 13th April 2012 @ Brisbane, Tivoli
Saturday 14th April 2012 @ Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Monday 16th April 2012 @ Adelaide, HQ Complex
Tickets for all shows through Ticketek on sale Thu 24 November @ 9am
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