26 Nov 2013
Hooky to debut Low-Life & Brotherhood live 
Peter Hook and The Light UK Tour 2014 Low-life and Brotherhood

Following on from successful tours playing albums by Joy Division and latterly Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order, Peter Hook & The Light have announced they will debut Low-Life and Brotherhood with two gigs in London and Manchester in September 2014.

Hooky and the boys will play The Ritz in Manchester on Thursday 25 September and then London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on the following Saturday.

The playlist is set to feature not only the full albums but also singles and B-sides from late 1983 to 1987 so expect to hear Confusion, Thieves Like Us, True Faith and many more (hopefully including personal fave Lonesome Tonight.

Both gigs will help support MIND & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

Tickets are on sale 9am Friday 29 November 2013 via Alt Tickets and Ticketweb.

September 2014

Thu 25 - The Ritz, Manchester [£23.50]
Sat 27 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London [£26.50, O2 Priority 27 November 2013]

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