Peter Hook (Photo courtesy BBC)
Parklife DC is giving away five pairs of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light live in DC during our next party — Careless Memories at Dodge City on Thursday! (Check it out on Facebook.) We are going to celebrate the bassist of Joy Division and New Order by playing a lot of music from both of his bands.
But for the sake of argument, let’s say maybe you cannot make it out to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) on Thursday (although the next day is a federal holiday)! What might you do then? Go winless while one of Manchester’s favorite sons brings those awesomely splendid basslines to the Howard Theatre, where Peter Hook and The Light play on Nov. 23?
Well, love may tear us apart, but tickets will bring us together! In case you really cannot make it out on Thursday, we will give away a pair of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light perform the songs of Joy Division and New Order right here on this blog.
Watch a young Peter Hook play in New Order as they perform “Bizarre Love Triangle” at Strawberry Studios Stockport on YouTube (exact date unknown) — and read Billboard’s “10 Reasons Why New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ Is One of the Greatest Songs of All Time“:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment but we would like to know your favorite song by New Order or Joy Division. (Hey, I’m also going to use your responses to inspire my playlist at Dodge City on Thursday at 8pm. Come out to hear the songs.)
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 8pm on Thursday, Nov. 10, and then we’re all going to Careless Memories at Dodge City, where we will give away five more pairs of tickets in person! For this drawing, a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
If you don’t win, tickets are available online!
An Evening with Peter Hook and The Light
Performing “Substance” – Joy Division and New Order
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Procession! It sounds like NO trying to enter a new period, and the synths in the very beginning feel like a foreshadow of what was to come next. Along with the cold lyrics and the crazy breakdown at the end, it’s my favorite. I usually play it before The Perfect Kiss.
Would be thrilled to see this!
And favorite song by joy division is obv love will tear us apart
Favorite New Order song: “Vanishing Point”
Favorite Joy Division song: “Decades”
P.S. I’ve DJ’ed a fair number of Joy Division/New Order/related bands over the years, so props to you for doing this! I’m hoping to make it tonight, but am not sure, so I wanted to enter here just in case.