Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the seminal ‘Substance’ compilations – PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT – will be performing them in-full at a special show in Wolverhampton this Autumn.
Calling into KK’s Steel Mill on 12th October 2023, the legendary bassist will be performing both Joy Division and New Order ‘Substance’ collections in their entirety with his formidable live band.
Tickets for the show go on general sale this Friday @ 10AM:
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 the best-selling New Order album ever upon its release, the double LP going on to sell 2 million copies in America alone.
Widely considered New Order’s strongest release and Factory Records’ 200th it featured the bands’ 12″ mixes of their singles as well as re-recorded versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation.
Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987, the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Temptation”, “Thieves Like Us”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Bizarre Love Triangle”.
Released the following year in July 1988, Joy Division’s “Substance” features all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as “Transmission”, “Komakino”, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Atmosphere”, as well as their B-sides, tracks from their EP “An Ideal For Living” and the 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. The collection demonstrates the same energy as a full-length LP with several key B-sides added.
Peter Hook & The Light have now toured for a dozen years and have played 11 New Order and Joy Division albums in their complete forms. With a live repertoire spanning over 130 songs, their live sets are frequently diverse and take in many celebrated album tracks and fan favourites.
Debuting the new double ‘Substance’ live show with a SOLD-OUT hometown appearance at Manchester’s Albert Hall over the weekend, Peter Hook and the Light will now be taking it to select audiences nationwide, including this unmissable Wolverhampton fixture this Autumn.
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
PLAYING BOTH THE JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER ‘SUBSTANCE’ ALBUMS IN-FULL
TO CELEBRATE THEIR 35TH BIRTHDAY
@ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
– Thursday October 12th 2023 –
Doors 7.00pm / Show Starts 8.00pm
Age Restrictions – 14+, under 14s accompanied by an adult at all times.
Ticket Price: £35.00 +STBF
On general sale this Friday @ 10AM here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/peter-hook-the-light/kk-s-steel-mill/2610476
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