Peter Hook To Play Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures live in Manchester

Published on April 6th, 2010 by

The poisoned dwarf of New Order, Peter Hook, is at it again. Some hardcore Joy Division fans will undoubtedly start making travel plans. The group’s bassist Peter Hook has announced that he will perform their seminal debut album, 1979’s Unknown Pleasures, live in its entirety in their hometown of Manchester on the 30th anniversary of singer Ian Curtis’ death. Damn.

Hook, who also played with New Order, hopes to draw in a host of special guests to mark the occasion at the former headquarters of the band’s label, Factory Records. They’ll have to be some pretty big names to overcome the fact that both Barney and Steve will be MIA for this event.

He also plans to show previously unreleased video footage from both his former bands, give talks about his adventures over the past three decades and answer fan questions at the event, which will be billed “An Evening Of Unknown Pleasures.”

Curtis committed suicide on May 18, 1980, the day before Joy Division were set to launch their first American tour. The band, which has inspired everyone from U2 to Interpol, were the subject of the Anton Corbijn film, Control. (original story via Gibson.com .)

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