Peter Hook & The Light Release Sets Lists For Next Week’s Albert Hall Manchester Easter Homecoming Three Night Residency Thurs 6th to Sat 8th April




Peter Hook & The Light’s Manchester Easter Homecoming 2023

Full Set Lists Across The Trio Of Hometown Concerts At The Albert Hall Manchester Released With Peter Hook Quotes On Each Night

Saturday 8th April Joy Division’s & New Order’s Substance Event &

Season Tickets Across All Three Shows Fully Sold Out

Tickets Remain For Thursday 6th April & Friday 7th April Performing

Joy Division’s & New Order’s First Two Albums Those Nights

An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light

“Easter Homecoming 2023”

April 2023 / The Albert Hall Manchester

Thursday 6th April           “Unknown Pleasures” & “Movement” Live

Friday 7th April                “Closer” & “Power, Corruption & Lies” Live

Saturday 8th April            Joy Division/New Order “Substance” Live SOLD OUT

Remaining Tickets For Thurs 6th / Fri 7th April Here

Peter Hook & The Light’s first headline shows of 2023 see them back at Manchester’s Albert Hall for three dates where they will be playing Joy Division’s two albums, New Order’s first two and both band’s Substances in full.

Taking place in the atmospheric and ideally suited Albert Hall, The Light pair and perform both “Unknown Pleasures” & “Movement” on Thursday 6th April, “Closer” & “Power, Corruption & Lies” on Good Friday 7th April with a triumphant performance of both bands “Substance” compilation albums Easter Saturday 8th April.

The Saturday “Substance” date has fully sold out as have season tickets across all three shows but some tickets remain for the Thursday 6th and Friday 7th concerts here –

With the fans of the band always interested in the overall set lists which are published on social media following each gig, for this unique series of concerts Hooky has decided to release the set lists in advance as well as giving his own quotes for each night.



Comparing these two albums is very interesting. The confidence that Joy Division had in making Unknown Pleasures was very high, the complete opposite.of New Order making Movement. Yet hearing them both in such close proximity gives the listener an insight into the backbone of JD which still shines through musically on Movement



Here there is a more equal footing. Closer is tinged with a powerful melancholy, as if we knew what was about to happen. The beauty of these songs is powerful and the comparison shows New Order as a very much different band. Happily enjoying the marriage between new technology and good old Rock‘N Roll, a new style v an old style, both to be culturally important in their own ways forever. The writing trio still going from strength to strength and now experimenting with lengths and structures to great effect. A beautifully built dark fortress against a technology driven powerhouse. Power, Corruption and Lies heralds a brighter future.”

The final showdown. This is a young welterweight with Punk roots and tactics against an established heavyweight with a wonderful pedigree. Young spite versus heavy experience. Some early world changing songs against experimental repetition, ending in a veritable bloodbath of bittersweet anthems v perfect pop. Could you pick a winner? Too close to call in my book. But then I am a winner whoever succeeds. What a lucky boy. Please …..Place your bets!  Love Hooky x.

With The Light touring now for a dozen years, they have played 11 albums in full from Hooky’s bands and performed a repertoire of over 130 songs making their live sets diverse as they take in many celebrated album tracks and fan favourites across the concerts.

With the Easter Homecoming concerts marking the first time that the band have combined New Order and Joy Division’s individual albums in one show, pairing both the first and second albums of each band on separate nights, these performances offer a unique counterpoint for fans to compare both LPs live.

Equally with The Light having toured both Substances live previously, this provides a very different show as the band concentrate on the tracks that defined both bands.

Following these Manchester shows, The Light have “Joy Division : A Celebration” concerts across England, Scotland and Wales throughout April with most dates already sold out. The band then have festival dates across the summer before their biggest ever London show at Eventim Apollo on Saturday 14th October performing both “Substance” albums



Peter Hook & The Light Live Dates 2023

Easter Homecoming Weekend – The Albert Hall Manchester

Thursday 6th April           “Unknown Pleasures” & “Movement” Live

Friday 7th April                “Closer” & “Power, Corruption & Lies” Live

Saturday 8th April            Joy Division & New Order’s “Substance” Live


“Joy Division : A Celebration”  – “Unknown Pleasures” & “Closer” Live

Thursday 13th April         O2 Academy, Edinburgh

Friday 14th April              Old Fire Station, Carlisle SOLD OUT

Saturday 15th April          Foundry, Sheffield SOLD OUT

Thursday 20th April         Junction. Cambridge SOLD OUT

Friday 21st April              Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa

Saturday 22nd April          Tramshed, Cardiff SOLD OUT

Thursday 27th April         1865, Southampton

Friday 28th April              Sub89, Reading SOLD OUT

Saturday 29th April          Cheese & Grain, Frome SOLD OUT

Saturday 27th May           Interzone, O2 City Hall, Newcastle (Festival Set)

Friday 16th June               Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport (Festival Set)

Saturday 17th June           Sign Of The Times, Hertfordshire (Festival Set)

Friday 7th July                 Rochester Castle, Rochester (With Soft Cell)

Friday 21st July                Forest Fest, County Laois, Ireland (Festival Set

Saturday 19th August       Customs House Square, Belfast, N Ireland

(With Stiff Little Fingers)

Thursday 24th August       Solfest, Cumbria (Festival Set)

Saturday 14th October     Eventim Apollo, London

(Substance – Joy Division & New Order Live)

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