Peter Hook, founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, will be playing live tonight in Lisbon at Centro Cultural de Belém. Together with his band, The Light, he will be covering the whole of Joy Division’s first album, “Unknown Pleasures”.
This gig is part of a whole tour which has taken Peter Hook & The Light to many stages worldwide. The man who took bass playing to new heights is strongly committed in reviving live the legacy of two of the most important bands in the history of modern music.
After this tour, focused on “Unknown Pleasures”, but where we will have the opportunity to listen to further songs by Joy Division, Peter Hook will be focusing on two of the best albums of New Order’s career, e.g. “Movement” and “Power Corruption and Lies”.
The fist gigs of his new live venture are scheduled for January 17 at Koko in London, the place formerly known as Camden Palace and a true heaven for the new romantic and post punk generation, and at Cathedral, on January 18 in Manchester, the city where the remarkable sound of Joy Division and later New Order was generated.
For those who do not have the oppotunity to attend the “Unknown Pleasures” show or wish to retain the memory of that gig, Peter Hook & the Light has promised to release a live DVD of their concert at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, recorded on November 19, 2011 featuring this great version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.
Everything counts to help solving dire situations in the planet. One of the major problems is the lack of access to drinking water, something which affects 800 million people. To help solving this non-profit associations around the world join efforts and team up with potential fund raisers to find the necessary funding to intervene in the developing countries most affected by draught and contamination and with urgent need when it comes to safe drinking water. charity:water is one of these organisations and to join their cause pop giants Depeche Mode have joined once again Hublot watches and launched a 250 watch limited edition featuring bot the Depeche Mode and charity: water. “I have been personally supporting charity:water for some time now and I am thrilled to be able to increase our support this organisation as band…”, Martin Gore said referring to this initiative.
It is not the first time Hublot and Depeche Mode join efforts for charity purposes. In 2010 they performed at a fund raising concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London to help Teenage Cancer Trust, having presented then a set of 12 boxes with a Hublot watch and DM’s studio albums.
The announcement of this new collaboration took place last week in Berlin and the advertising campaign to the Depeche Mode Big Bang Hublot watch will coincide with the band’s “Delta Machine” world tour which will go on until 2014.