The members of Joy Division and New Order are responsible for some of the most enduring and influential music of the past 50 years. In 2018, Peter Hook -- the founding bassist of those groups -- will convene his band The Light for a special tour that will celebrate the music of both artists.
Peter Hook & The Light will launch the Substance tour -- named after the acclaimed compilation albums from both bands -- next April with a performance at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The 27-date tour wraps up on June 4 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida and includes a special show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 18 -- the anniversary of the death of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis -- in which the band will perform the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer.
Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, July 21. Get tickets to select tour dates right here on AXS.com.
The tour’s announcement corresponds with the anniversary of the release of Closer, which hit stores on July 18, 1980. Considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of all time, Closer was the final release from Joy Division, whose surviving members went on to form New Order and carve out an equally important legacy.
Watch Peter Hook & The Light perform a live version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in the video embedded above and browse their 2018 North American tour dates below.
Peter Hook & The Light: Substance Tour
April 26 – Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
April 27 – Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY (Click here for tickets)
April 28 – Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
April 30 – Théâtre Fairmount - Montreal, QC
May 1 – The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
May 3 – Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI (Click here for tickets)
May 4 – Metro - Chicago, IL
May 7 – First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
May 8 – VENUE - Vancouver, BC
May 10 – Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA
May 11 – Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
May 12 – The Warfield - San Francisco, CA (Click here for tickets)
May 14 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas - NV
May 15 – Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
May 17 – The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
May 18 – The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA - Exclusive ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’ show
May 19 – House of Blues - San Diego, CA
May 21 – Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
May 22 – Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
May 23 – Mohawk - Austin, TX
May 25 – Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
May 26 – The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
May 27 – Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
May 29 – Exit/In - Nashville, TN
May 30 – Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
May 31 – Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
June 3 – The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL (Click here for tickets)
June 4 – State Theatre - Tampa, FL (Click here for tickets)