Peter Hook set to complete fundraising trilogy for Mind
Posted Tuesday 28 February 2012
Music legend Peter Hook is set to support Mind for a third successive year with two fundraising gigs in Manchester this May.
The former Joy Division bassist will complete a trilogy of live performances of his former band’s releases as current band, Peter Hook And The Light, performs the double album ‘Still’ for the first ever time at The Factory, Manchester on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May.
‘Still’ was the band’s final record that was originally released as a double album to counter the slew of unofficial and bootleg releases which followed the death of lead singer Ian Curtis.
The Light will perform both discs of the album, playing the studio recording first before replicating the final ever Joy Division concert which featured on the second album.
Having already performed Joy Division’s two full albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, in the last two years, this gig will bring to a close The Light’s performances of their back catalogue.
On completing the set of Joy Division’s releases with these concerts, Peter Hook said:
It’s somewhat bittersweet since I honestly wish there were more to go really but I am very happy that now with ‘Still’ I will have played every Joy Division song ever written, again.
I am delighted that The Light are performing Joy Division’s final release in what seems set to be the final Light / Joy Division gigs in Manchester and I’m looking forward to a couple of great concerts to finish up the trilogy properly.
As with the previous two years, the concerts will raise money for Mind and local charity Forever Manchester, which supports numerous community-based initiatives.
Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said:
Once again, we are indebted to Peter Hook for his continued support of Mind through these incredible gigs.
For a third successive year, his efforts to raise vital funds and awareness will help us to continue to provide support and advice for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Tickets will be available from 12 noon Friday 2 March at www.factorymanchester.com / www.skiddle.com / www.fatsoma.com
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