Preview: Peter Hook & The Light @ Union Transfer, 10/24/19

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Peter Hook performs at Union Transfer on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Peter Hook, former bassist of Joy Division and New Order, pays tribute to both acts with a 15-date tour that begins in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 24. Appearing at Union Transfer, Peter Hook & The Light revisit New Order’s Technique, the band’s 1989 album, as well as Republic, their 1993 record, in concert.

During the show, the band features The Light performing an opening set of Joy Division songs in addition to the New Order sets of Technique and Republic.

Both of the Factory Records albums saw New Order make significant breakthroughs across at Atlantic and in many ways the late ’80s marked a high point with the band as with the support of Quincy Jones’ Q-West label they scored numbers Billboard chart dance hits with Technique’s acid house influence before Republic was to become their best-ever selling album in the USA.

Watch Peter Hook & The Light perform “Temptation” by New Order in 2014 via YouTube:

The Light have just completed a widely acclaimed world tour performing both “Substance” albums of Joy Division and New Order which saw them visit North and South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, but these Technique and Republic concerts mark the band moving forward through the catalogue once more.

Buy your tickets online now.

Peter Hook & The Light
Union Transfer
Thursday, Oct. 24
Doors @ 7:30pm
$27.50
All ages

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