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Saturday 14 October 2023.

Saturday 14 October 2023. PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT love at Hammersmith Apollo. Bass playing legend from Joy Division and New Order and his band are set for their biggest ever London live date performing both Joy Division’s & New Order’s “Substance” album for their thirty-fifth anniversaries. I saw Joy Division five times in 1979 and 1980. I have seen New Order a few times. I have seen Peter Hook and band solo a few times. -------- There is space on the floor and upstairs so maybe 3000 out of 5000 tickets sold tonight. PETER HOOK & TL always play for over two hours. Tonight they are on stage for 2 hours 35 mins. First Set ..90 mins of New Order tracks. then a 5 mins break Second Set....65 mins of Joy Division tracks. Lots of lights on stage , including strobes. There are two bass players, as Peter Hooks son helps out when Peter has got his right hand in the air or on the microphone. His son looks just like his dad. Both have that great low slung bass style. Plenty of great New Order and Joy Division tracks played , and Damon Albarn joined them for a track. For ' Blue Monday ' , it was all blue lighting. Highlights for me were the Joy Division gems at the end of the night....a great show... Full PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT setlist played tonight.. FIRST SET - NEW ORDER TRACKS Murder Procession Hurt Touched by the Hand of God Ceremony Everything's Gone Green Temptation Blue Monday Confusion Thieves Like Us The Perfect Kiss Sub-Culture Shellshock State of the Nation Bizarre Love Triangle True Faith Aries (Gorillaz cover) (with Damon Albarn) (First time played with an audience) SECOND SET - JOY DIVISION TRACKS No Love Lost Glass From Safety to Where...? Komakino These Days Warsaw Leaders of Men Digital Autosuggestion Transmission She's Lost Control Incubation Dead Souls Atmosphere Love Will Tear Us Apart ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Friday 13 October 2023. THE REYTONS live at The Forum. The Reytons are an English indie-rock band from Rotherham.Band members include frontman Jonny Yerrell, lead guitarist Joe O'Brien, bass player Lee Holland and drummer Jamie Todd. They formed in 2017.They released their debut album, 'Kids Off the Estate' , on 12 November 2021. It debuted at number eleven on the UK Albums Chart.The second album, 'What's Rock and Roll?' , was released on 20 January 2023, and went straight in at number one in the UK Albums Chart. -------- A very lively sold out atmosphere for these two indie rock bands tonight. THE K's arrived on stage at 8.15pm for their 30 mins set.They are signed to leading booking agents SOLO who look after Madonna, Genesis, Iggy Pop, Generation Sex and more. They have plenty of fans here wearing their t-shirts.They play some good tracks from their debut album. THE REYTONS arrived on stage at 9.15pm for their 85 mins set. It is a proper rowdy atmosphere for the headliners as there is moshing galore and beers in the air from this Kasabian /Oasis loving crowd. They have a big screen showing some filmed images. A decent light show and dry ice bursts. Achieving a number one album, and a recent sold-out homecoming show to 13,000 at The Sheffield Arena, The Reytons have proved you do not need record company backing to enjoy success if your music resonates with people in such a way that you can be propelled to the top through word-of-mouth. Their songs have hints of The Arctic Monkeys/The Enemy in them. Highlights came at the end of the show with mega versions of their anthems 'Broke Boys Cartel' and 'Kids Off The Estate'.. a great show ....