Peter Hook to tour Joy Division and New Order compilation albums ‘Substance’

Performing Joy Division and New Order's Factory Records compilation albums in their entirety

Peter Hook & The Light are to embark on a tour, performing the Joy Division and New Order compilation albums ‘Substance’ in their entirety.

Released in August 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ became the band’s best-selling album ever, selling 2 million copies in America alone. It featured 12″ mixes of their singles as well as versions of ‘Confusion’ and Temptation re-recorded for the LP.

Joy Division’s ‘Substance was released the following year in July 1988 and featured all the singles which did not appear on the albums such as ‘Transmission’,’ Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Atmosphere’. The LP also featured their b-sides, tracks from their EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ and the Factory Records sampler.


The set is expected to see both records performed in their entirety by Peter Hook & The Light. You can see the UK dates for the tour below:

27.08 – Watchet Festival, Somerset
03.09 – Bingley Music Live, Bradford
04.09 – Together The People Festival, Preston Park, Brighton
15.09 – Barrowland, Glasgow
16.09 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
17.09 – O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London

Peter Hook is set to release a new book documenting his time with New Order. The veteran bassist previously documented the rise and fall of ‘Madchester’ in his books The Haçienda and Joy Division’s short career in Unknown Pleasures.

On October 6 he will release his third book Substance: Inside New Order, which documents the rise of the band and his eventual split with the Manchester group in 2007.

“We didn’t really think about it afterwards, it just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division and the next time we got together, we were a new band,” he said on the formation of New Order.

The band have since carried on without Hook as Bad Lieutenant but returned as New Order in 2011. Hook has since gone on to form Peter Hook And The Light.