Peter Hook & The Light / UK and Ireland Tour / October & November



It still amazes me how enjoyable it is to play the Substance LPs. The contrast between Joy Division and New Order is very apparent but both complement each other very well. My only frustration is not being able to play more of our records each night. I am totally looking forward to the next phase. So, let’s enjoy some Substance and Get Ready for the future. Lots of love, Hooky.” [PETER HOOK]


PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT continue their mammoth run of worldwide dates in 2024 by performing at several notable UK festivals this summer followed by an extensive UK and Ireland tour in October and November. The headline dates in the autumn will see the band play the Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order in full.


Peter Hook first revisited the seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures back in May 2010 for a commemorative charity concert and has followed it each year by performing subsequent albums from the repertoire of his bands, Joy Division and New Order. Peter Hook & The Light have since moved through each of those albums, culminating in the Factory Records Substance compilations, and last year

celebrated over four decades of the continuing influence of Joy Division and Ian Curtis with the Joy Division: A Celebration concerts where both of the band’s albums were played in full.


In October last year, the band played the Substance albums at their biggest ever London concert at the 5300 capacity Eventim Apollo.


Peter Hook’s dedication to his back catalogue has seen him move through Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Movement, Power Corruption & Lies, Low Life, Brotherhood, Technique and Republic to arrive at the point. Having toured these albums extensively, the band have now amassed well over 600 concerts.


Among the many highlights since his early repertoire was reintroduced to a legion of new audiences across the world have been appearances at Benicassim, Primavera Sound, Kendal Calling, Victorious, Bestival and Rebellion, alongside extensive touring in Europe, North and South America, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand to great acclaim from both fans and critics alike.






Sat 06 SOUTHAMPTON Let’s Rock Festival

Fri 12 SUNDERLAND Herrington Park

Sun 21 PERTH Rewind Scotland Festival


Sun 04 MACCLESFIELD Rewind North Festival

Sun 18 HENLEY ON THAMES Rewind South Festival

Thu 22 CUMBRIA Solfest


Thu 10 YORK Barbican Hall

Fri 11 GLASGOW O2 Academy

Sat 12 SUNDERLAND Fire Station

Thu 17 WARRINGTON Parr Hall

Fri 18 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 19 OXFORD O2 Academy

Thu 24 MARGATE Dreamland

Fri 25 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute


Thu 31 BLACKBURN King George’s Hall


Fri 01 BRADFORD St George’s Hall

Sat 02 WHITBY Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival

Thu 07 FROME Cheese & Grain

Fri 08 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat 09 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

Thu 14 BELFAST Telegraph Building

Fri 15 DUBLIN 3 Olympia

Sat 16 GALWAY Leisureland

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The two Substance compilation albums were released in 1987 and 1988 by Factory Records. New Order’s arrived first and featured all the singles up to that point including Blue Monday, Bizarre Love Triangle, Temptation, Shellshock and True Faith. It was curated by Factory boss Tony Wilson so he could listen to the tracks on the CD player in his car and was Factory Records’ 200th release. It remains the best-selling New Order album.


Released the following year, Joy Division’s Substance features all the singles that didn’t appear on their two albums, including Transmission, Love Will Tear Us Apart and Atmosphere, alongside tracks from their An Ideal For Living EP and the Factory Records sampler. It begins with Warsaw and takes in the development of the band through Digital and Dead Souls and was Factory Records’ 250th release.





  • Ceremony
  • Everything’s Gone Green
  • Temptation
  • Blue Monday
  • Confusion
  • Thieves Like Us
  • The Perfect Kiss
  • Sub-culture
  • Shellshock
  • State Of The Nation
  • Bizarre Love Triangle
  • True Faith




  • Warsaw
  • Leaders Of Men
  • Digital
  • Autosuggestion
  • Transmission
  • She’s Lost Control
  • Incubation
  • Dead Souls
  • Atmosphere
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart



Stirring, emotive and exceptionally impressive; Hooky and the band reinvigorate the old material with real passion.WORD MAGAZINE

5 stars: a fitting tribute to two of the greatest bands Britain has ever produced. Hooky pulled it off, and then some.MAIL ON SUNDAY

Best decision I made all year? Quite possibly. My God, man, go see this band. Well played, Mr Hook. Well played.THE PALE DRUMMER

Probably the best performance and emotional reaction I’ve ever seen at a gig … astounding.ALL MUSIC

New Order are one of the most significant groups ever.BBC MUSIC