14 Dec 2011
Peter Hook & The Light UK Tour May/Jun 2012 
Following a packed programme of UK and international dates during 2011, most recently at The Lowry, Salford, Peter Hook and The Light have announced a new UK tour for May/June 2012. Mostly the gigs will feature the full in-sequence performance of Unknown Pleasures but there will be a London gig featuring Closer. In addition the band will play both Unknown Pleasures and Closer at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 25 February 2012.

Tickets for all shows go on sale from 9am on Friday 16 December 2011.

May

Fri 25 - Liverpool, O2 Academy (UP)
Sat 26 - Glasgow, Oran Mor (UP)
Sun 27 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (UP)
Tue 29 - Sheffield, Leadmill (UP)
Wed 30 - Birmingham, O2 Academy (UP)

June

Fri 1 - London, O2 Academy Islington (C)
Sat 2 - Oxford, O2 Academy (UP)

More info at www.peterhook.co.uk and Facebook

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