Peter Hook And The Light are set to revisit Joy Division’s last release in May.
Just because Peter Hook won’t be participating in the upcoming New Order UK tour doesn’t mean he won’t be keeping busy. Consequence Of Sound have revealed that Hook’s current ensemble Peter Hook And The Light will perform Joy Division’s Still in its entirety this summer. The performances will take place on May 18 and May 19 at The Factory in Manchester.
The performance will signify the final phase in a self-styled “trilogy” of Joy Division tributes. Hook performed Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures in 2010, and did the same with follow-up Closer in 2011. Hook’s timing is significant: May 18 is the day on which Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis took his own life.
Hook sounds at once excited and conflicted about the project: “It’s somewhat bittersweet since I honestly wish there were more to go really but I am very happy that now with Still I will have played every Joy Division song ever written”.
Still, a compilation of lesser-known works and live recordings by the Manchester band, was originally released in 1981. Tickets go on sale on March 2, with all takings going to charity. Peter Hook And The Light will also be touring Unknown Pleasures and Closer throughout May and June:
May 25 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
May 26 – Oran Moor, Glasgow
May 27 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
May 29 – Leadmill, Sheffield
May 30 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Jun 1 – O2 Academy, Islington
Jun 2 – O2 Academy, Oxford
Jun 8 – O2 Academy, Dublin
Jun 9 – Spring And Airbrake, Belfast