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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