NME reports that former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook is taking Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division’s classic debut album, on tour. Hook will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’ death by playing the album, in its entirety, on May 18 at Manchester’s FAC251 club, the refurbished site of the original Factory Records. There will be guests.
In the weeks before that show, he’ll tour the UK on a show billed as “An Evening of Unknown Pleasures“. At each one of these shows, Hook will show previously unseen footage of both Joy Division and New Order. Hook will also talk about his previous bands and take questions from the audience.
Hook’s current project, Freebass, featuring the Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Mani from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream, just released their debut EP and have scheduled their debut shows, taking place this June.
We’ve got Hook’s tour dates below.
04-11 Birmingham, England – The Glee Club
04-12 Bolton, England – The Albert Halls
04-13 Worcester, England – Huntingdon Hall
04-15 Milton Keynes, England – The Stables
04-18 Middlesbrough, England – Town Hall
04-20 Gateshead, England – The Sage
04-21 Durham, England – The Gala
04-22 Burnley, England – Burnley Mechanics
04-25 Cardiff, Wales – The Glee Club
04-26 Oxford, England – 02 Academy Oxford
04-27 Wakefield, England – The Theatre Royal
04-28 Gloucester, England – Gloucester Guildhall
04-29 Derby, England – Assembly Rooms
04-30 Norwich, England – UEA
05-01 Salford, England – The Lowry
05-02 Hull, England – Hull Truck Theatre
06-01 London, England – The 100 Club (Freebass)
06-02 Manchester, England – The Factory (Freebass)