Hook to show off the Light of Joy Division in Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Peter Hook: coming to Dolans for a show in November
PETER Hook is to play a Joy Division celebration in Limerick this November.

PETER Hook is to play a Joy Division celebration in Limerick this November.

The bass player and co-founding member of the seminal English band - which reformed as New Order following the death of Ian Curtis - will bring his band The Light to Dolan’s Warehouse on November 26, part of a wider symposium being organised by the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster in the University of Limerick.

Hook and the band will perform the classic albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full, while also performing opening set comprising of New Order material, of which Hook was a member until 2007.

The Limerick show - a first for Hook - is among a handful of national dates the musician will perform.

The show will co-incide with a two-day symposium focussing on the hugely influential Joy Division in UL, where previous events have focussed on David Bowie and Morrissey.

Martin Power, co-organiser, said that the event would examine the “legacy of the iconic Manchester band over two days”.

“We are thrilled that Peter Hook is coming to Dolan’s to perform these classic albums,” he said.

“Unknown Pleasures is considered one of the most stunning debut albums ever released while on Closer, Martin Hannett’s incandescent production permeates the record alongside a band that had grown much in confidence approaching their second album,” he added.

Early booking is advised for the Peter Hook and The Light show in Dolan’s, which is expected to be a sell-out, with tickets priced at €22.50 now on sale from the venue, Ticketmaster or by emailing popmusicandculture@ul.ie.