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In 2020 Peter Hook & The Light were set to bring their Joy Division: A Celebration tour (which celebrated 40 years of the Salford quartet’s second album Closer) to Newcastle but Covid had other plans and the tour was postponed. However, things now seem somewhere near normal and so the legendary bass player and his band will finally head to Boiler Shop on Saturday 23rd April.

It’s their first Newcastle show in five years and they will be performing the classic Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full, from start to finish, along with an opening set of New Order material. Fans will be able to hear classic tracks like Disorder, Isolation, She’s Lost Control and Shadowplay, as well as non-album cuts like Atmosphere, Transmission and, of course, Love Will Tear Us Apart.

“We’re very faithful to the original albums, playing them in track order,” says Hook, “even with the click of a record starting at the beginning of each. 

“Both albums have such wonderful flow and the band and audiences are able to lose themselves in the performance. They are both highly revered by the fans as well as ourselves, and I don’t really think people would take too kindly to us mixing them up.

“The point of The Light was to do justice to the albums, which I think we’ve done.”

Tickets are available via the Boiler Shop website.

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