7 Mar 2011
Peter Hook and The Light play Closer live 
Peter Hook's The Light perform Closer - Live at The Factory on Wednesday 18 May 2011 with guest vocalist Rowetta. This, the 31st anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, will be the first time that Joy Division's masterpiece Closer has been performed live in its entirety.

Tickets priced £20.11 (Includes charity donation to Mind & The Keith Bennett Appeal) go on sale from Thursday 10 March 2011 at factorymanchester.com.

The Light's performance of Closer at The Factory is being recorded by Ronnie Lane's mobile recording studio for a vinyl only release later in 2011.

Meanwhile, The Light (with Rowetta on selected dates) continue to play Unknown Pleasures live at dates around the World in March, April and May.


9 - La Carene, Brest, France

10 - Le Trabendo, Paris, France

11 - Big Band Cafe, Caen, France

17 - Astro Hall, Tokyo Japan

18 - Zepp, Tokyo, Japan

19 - Creative Centre, Osaka, Japan

25 - Helsinki, Finland

27 - Oslo, Norway
30 - Rosso, Manchester (Nordoff Robins Charity Event)


23 - Scala, London [w/Rowetta]
30 - Liquid, Edinburgh [w/Rowetta]


7 - Festival Donorte, Pontevedra, Spain

18 - The Factory, Manchester
28 - Den Haag, Holland

29 - Eindhoven, Holland

[Please note that all of the above dates apart from 18 May The Factory, Manchester, see The Light perform Unknown Pleasures]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

a factory night and exhibition in Brest Brittany, around the concert of Peter Hook, the 9th March.


07/03/2011, 21:42


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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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