In May 2010, Peter Hook, legendary bassist of both Joy Division and later New Order, decided to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear both of Joy Division's masterpiece albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, live and in their entireties. Backed by his band The Light, Hooky first played Unknown Pleasures at the Factory club in Manchester on May 18 & 19, 2010 in order to celebrate the life of Ian -- one stand alone sold out night quickly became two, and due to phenomenal worldwide demand, Hooky then began taking the show on the road with headline gigs & major festival appearances throughout Europe, a full tour of Australia & New Zealand as well as the band's first tour of the United States in December which culminated in Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell appearing live with the lads in Los Angeles to sing 'Transmission.'
In the first few months of 2011, The Light continued to tour extensively throughout mainland Europe & Scandinavia. Then, exactly one year on from the debut Unknown Pleasures gig, on May 18 & 19, 2011, the band recreated Closer for the first time ever, again with two sold out nights at Manchester's Factory club, before continuing to hit the road once again. Hooky & The Light made their debut visit to Brazil in June with 3 sold out shows as well as again touring in Europe, heading over to Mexico & Canada for the first times and visiting the United States again for what was their second full tour of the region. In a move which both surprised and delighted American audiences, Hooky was joined by genuine musical superstars on the tour, as Perry Farrell again sang with the band in Los Angeles, this time lending his vocals to 'Isolation,' while Moby also appeared at both Los Angeles concerts to sing 'Transmission,' 'Insight,' 'New Dawn Fades,' 'Colony' and 'A Means To An End.' Smashing Pumpkins frontman and close friend of Hooky, Billy Corgan, also joined forces with The Light at Chicago's famous Metro club to sing 'Transmission' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart.'
Early 2012 saw Peter Hook & The Light again tour across Europe, visiting places like Luxembourg, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany for the first time while also returning to Scandinavia and performing live for the first time in Russia. On May 18 & 19 2012, two years on from Unknown Pleasures and one year on from Closer, Peter Hook & The Light completed their live performances of the Joy Division back catalogue by performing Still live for the first time, a compilation album which is made up of rarer tracks/B-sides as well as a live recording of the last ever Joy Division gig in Birmingham on May 2, 1980. With this gig, Hooky completed his quest to perform every single Joy Division track live once again. For the rest of 2012, Peter Hook & The Light continued to tour extensively, with their very first full UK tour in May/June receiving rave reviews, which was then followed by a second full UK tour in November. Hooky & The Light also continued to perform throughout Europe.
In September 2012, Peter Hook announced that he and his band would follow their live performances of the Joy Division material by revisiting the first two albums by New Order, Movement & Power, Corruption & Lies. The debut performances of these two albums took place in January 2013 at KOKO in London & the Cathedral in Manchester, the Cathedral show selling out 2 months in advance. The band also played a warm-up gig for their new set at the intimate Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff, the first time they had ever performed in Wales. The debut Movement/Power, Corruption & Lies shows received rave reviews from fans & media alike. The band performed further Unknown Pleasures and Closer shows in March/April 2013, with return visits to Russia & Poland as well as gigs for the first time in Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary & Austria.
In September 2013, it was time to start the full Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies world tour. Hooky & his band began with shows in the UK before taking the new live show to the USA & Canada for what would be their third North American tour. Following that, the band ventured South and performed in Mexico again as well as visiting Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Peru on the South American leg of the dates. Another UK tour followed this, with the band performing 14 dates across the UK & Ireland in November 2013. Hooky and his band had not only played a 2 hours plus performance of their New Order set each night, but had also acted as their own support band on most dates, opening each gig with a select set of Joy Division material, meaning fans were treated to an almost 3 hour long show every single night.