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Peter Hook & the Light perform Joy Division/New Order originals @ Magic Bag - Wednesday 9/11

performing New Order's
Movement (1981)
Power Corruption & Lies (1983)
In Full, LIVE
Wednesday, 11 September 2013

It's not often one gets a chance to visit with a legend, even less so when we're talking about a legend twice over.

And this double-legend gets double-coverage, courtesy of your MCB pals.

Plus check out this interview with Peter Hook thanks to MCB's MikelOD

Peter Hook was one of the founding members of Joy Division, and after the death of Ian Curtis, continued to be a driving force in the re-formed New Order. Hook's bass guitar style was a major contributor to the unmistakable "faster, but slower" Joy Division signature, which continues to this day to inspire some of my favorite current bands. (Between Hooky and the Stranglers' JJ Burnel, this summer is turning out to be bass heaven.)

With this tour, we get the really rare pleasure of seeing a punk/new wave original performing the very music that bridged those two movements — the abrupt and necessary evolution from Joy Division to New Order.

It's not to be missed. So not to be missed, in fact, that MCB is sending correspondents to two different gigs, here in Ferndale and then later in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for what's bound to be some gushing old skool recaps.

Peter Hook & The Light
performing New Order's 'Movement' and 'Power, Corruption & Lies'
North America 2013 Tour Dates

September 10 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA.
September 11 – The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI.
September 13 – Webster Hall, New York City, NY.
September 14 – The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA.
September 15 – Riot Fest, Chicago, IL. (US Exclusive Joy Division Set)
September 17 – The Belmont, Austin, Texas
September 18 – Club Soda, Montreal, QC.
September 19 – The Hoxton, Toronto, ON.
September 21 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
September 23 – Venue, Vancouver, BC.
September 25 – Decibel Festival, Neumos, Seattle, WA.
September 26 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR.
September 27 – Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA.
September 28 – Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO.

As with The Light’s previous shows, both of the seminal albums are to be performed in full, sequential order and will also include all of the singles and B-sides from New Order’s early period including the post Joy Division debut single “Ceremony” and “In A Lonely Place”, the raw, futuristic “Everything’s Gone Green” and the band’s two breakthrough hits which came between the two albums, “Temptation” and “Blue Monday”.

Looking to reproduce the albums and materially as faithfully as possible, on “Movement” The Light stay true to the techniques and tricks employed by Martin Hannett on the final album he was to produce for Hooky and co. “Movement’s reputation has grown stronger amongst fans since release for its experimentation showing the bridge between Joy Division’s and New Order’s material and Peter Hook took vocals on two of the album's key tracks, opener “Dreams Never End” and the seminal “Doubts Even Here”.