Peter Hook & The Light return to Auckland to play Joy Division’s and New Order’s Substance albums in their entirety

Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Metropolis Touring Presents An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division New Order. Both albums will be performed sequentially and in their entirety this October in New Zealand.

Released in 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release and remains the best-selling New Order album.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Blue Monday”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “Temptation”, “True Faith”, “The Perfect Kiss” to name a few

Released in 1988, Joy Division’s  ‘Substance’ features all the singles that didn’t appear on the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, such as “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Transmission”,  and “Atmosphere”. Plus their b-sides,  tracks from their EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ and a Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with ‘’Warsaw’’ and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and ‘’Dead Souls’’ to the band’s final tracks.

Since debuting with the Unknown Pleasures Tour in Australia in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have since toured the globe including a return back Down Under in 2015 with the Low Life & Brotherhood Tour. This return in 2017 will be the most total appreciation to date of the Joy Divison and New Order catalogue.

On ‘Substance’ by Joy Division

“perfect snapshot of post-punk legends” Sputnik Music

On ‘Substance’ by New Order

“New Order’s transformation from gloom rockers to electro-disco pioneers”

“New Order brought the underground dance sounds of the US to the indie mainstream making them one of the most significant groups ever” BBC Music

On Peter Hook & The Light Live…

“Peter Hook & The Light deliver these songs better than the current line-up of New Order” Drowned In Sound

“A masterclass in euphoria and heartache…. The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show” Gig wise

“New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul” – Louder Than War

“the venue, artist, and fans all clicked perfectly for a very memorable experience…  awesome show by a legendary artist and performer, who is the heart and soul of New Order keeping the most authentic live performance of their music alive for old and new fans” Rock Subculture


Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Peter Hook and the Light Tour Dates – October 2017

Thursday 5th – The Studio AUCKLAND

Saturday 7th – Metro Theatre SYDNEY

Sunday 8th – The Tivoli BRISBANE

Tuesday 10th – The Gov ADELAIDE 

Friday 13th – Corner Hotel MELBOURNE

Monday 16th – Astor Theatre PERTH



Tickets From:

Pre-Sale: Wednesday 15th March 9am to Thursday 16th March 5pm (local time)
On-Sale: Friday 17th March 12pm (local time)

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