Peter Hook and the Light announce ‘Joy Division and New Order classics’ gigs at Albert Hall

Rolling back the years for three nights on the trot.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 11th October 2022

Peter Hook and the Light have announced a trio of nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall next April and promise to play through the very best of the Joy Division and New Order.

The bassist, vocalist and co-founder of the two iconic Manchester bands will be playing three nights in April 2023, as per an announcement by the Peter Street venue.

Perhaps the biggest selling point besides seeing the legendary Manc musician and his current outfit, who has been playing with for more than a decade now, is the fact that each night will cover different albums from across the two Greater Manchester groups’ discography.

Having been in the industry for nearly 50 years now, stretching across multiple musical outfits in that time, it’d be hard to cram all of his work into one concert.

With that in mind, each night of his ‘Easter Homecoming’ will cover two albums – one from Joy Division and one from New Order. As you can see, the albums selected for the first two nights are as follows:


As for the third and final night (8 April) the set will be comprised of Substance: Joy Division and Substance: New Order, two compilation albums which tracks the bands’ singles, remasters and a select few special album tracks.

Hook and the Light are actually playing their first-ever gig at Manchester’s 02 Apollo this weekend, ‘The Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated’. You can still get tickets now.


The band is made up of his son Jack Bates, who has taken over the reins on bass, as well as Andy Poole (keyboards) and Paul Kehoe (drums) of the 66-year-old’s former side project, Monaco.

While the likes of Monaco and Revenge might not get a play on the night, each date promises to showcase different eras throughout the Salford sensation’s illustrious career.

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Both single and season tickets for the full run are available to purchase for the concerts from 6 April-8 April 2023, with presale for the three-night, six album special going live on Wednesday, 12 October and general sale from 14 October, 2022.


You can links to purchase on the official website and be sure to keep updated on their socials for info as to when tickets go live and availability. They’ll go fast so you better get in the quick.

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Featured Image — Peter Hook & The Light (via Instagram)