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Joy Division Orchestrated: The Royal Albert Hall, 5/7/2019

Who’d have thought the spotty teenager stood mouth agape at Manchester Apollo in 1978 as Joy Division pretty much blew The Buzzcocks off the stage, would be stood in the Royal Albert hall 40 years later  waiting on Peter Hook and his band of merry men, coupled to the Manchester camerata to take the stage? Yet here we are, along with over four thousand devotees eager with anticipation, wondering  just… Keep Reading

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Live: Peter Hook & The Light, Colchester Arts Centre.

Leave The Light on for me… Peter Hook is one of the most recognisable faces in music. His work with Joy Division and New Order has made him a household name, and on Thursday 21st February, he played to a sell out crowd at Colchester Arts Centre. And it was quite a packed show. Arriving on stage to Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk, Hook opened up the show with the first of six… Keep Reading

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An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums “Technique” & “Republic” By New Order

Having successfully toured the albums from Hooky’s previous bands for over eight years now, Peter Hook & The Light have now reached the late Eighties and early Nineties albums of New Order, “Technique” and “Republic” in their consecutive run and have announced a raft of dates for the first and third weekends of February 2019, taking in Nottingham, Holmfirth, Leeds, Brighton and Cardiff. These concerts follow the debut concerts for… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook Awarded Honorary Doctorate From The University Of Salford

Honorary doctorate for music legend Peter Hook Manchester music legend Peter Hook is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford. The musician, whose bass guitar playing was a driving force in the sound of New Order and Joy Division and who continues to perform across the world as Peter Hook And The Light, will receive the honour at the University’s graduation ceremony at The Lowry on Thursday… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook & The Light ‘Substance’ By Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook & The Light are to return to Ireland and play more UK dates in November and December 2017 as they return from their widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order. Having just wrapped up a string of UK dates, the Irish section of dates sees visits to Limerick, Dublin and Belfast whist the band also perform in Norwich, Salisbury, Bristol, Wolverhampton… Keep Reading

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Action Time Vision: A Story of UK Independent Punk 76 – 79

Autumn 2016 marks for the fortieth anniversary of the British musical revolution that was Punk Rock, fanfared by the release of ‘Anarchy In The UK’ by the Sex Pistols and ‘New Rose’ by The Damned. Marking this monumental birthday, ACTION TIME VISION is the first-ever box set to document the independent punk scene, which was born with Punk and thrived outside of the major label framework. • With 111 tracks,… Keep Reading

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36 Years Ago Today The Music World Lost Ian Curtis…

36 years ago to the day the world lost the tremendous Joy Division front man. Many parts of Ian’s life is well documented. Here are 10 facts – how many did you know? 1. Ian was a performer from an early age. He decided to be a stunt man and rigged up a wooden sledge as a landing pad. After drumming up support from local children he donned a crash helmet… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 1st March…

1958, Buddy Holly played the first of 25 dates on his only UK tour at the Trocadero, Elephant & Castle, London. Also on the bill was Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra. 1961, Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis. During his career, Elvis made over feature films 1967, at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a… Keep Reading

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