Thirty-four years after Ian Curtis hanged himself on the eve of what would have been Joy Division’s first American tour, there continue to be two competing visions of the Manchester post-punk band’s legacy. Earlier this year, Bernard Sumner and drummer Stephen Morris brought to town the latest incarnation of New Order, the synth-pop group that emerged from Joy Division’s ashes. Now, former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook, who split from Sumner and Morris in 2007, stakes his claim with full-length performances of albums by both bands. At the Fonda, Peter Hook & the Light reprise two of New Order’s mid-’80s opuses, Low-Life and Brotherhood, along with various Joy Division songs. At the Glass House on Monday, Nov. 24, they conjure New Order’s first two albums, Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies, while at the Roxy on Tuesday, Nov. 25, Hook takes apart Joy Division’s Closer and Unknown Pleasures.
Sat., Nov. 22, 9 p.m., 2014
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