As you'll know, Peter Hook left New Order and decided to start a new band, The Light, with whom he played Joy Division's “Unknown Pleasures”, “Closer” and “Still”, live, in their entirety. Later, when he found out his former band mates were reuniting without him, he said that that wasn't New Order. Well, now we can get an idea of what New Order sounds like with Hooky, only without the rest of New Order. In January, he'll offer two concerts playing the albums “Movement” (1981) and “Power, Corruption & Lies” (1983) in their entirety, plus some other band classics like “ Ceremony”, “ Everything’s Gone Green”, “ Temptation”, and “ Blue Monday”, where he can get it all out and shout like he does so well. The shows will take place at Koko in London on 17th January, and the Cathedral in Manchester the day after. At least the revenues will go to the NGOs Mind and Forever Manchester.
In other news, Hook has also published his second book this week: “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division”.