Lately, the former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook has been touring with a new band, the Light, and playing Joy Division’s classic album Unknown Pleasures in full at every show. Hook and his band have more Unknown Pleasures shows coming up, and they’ll also play Closer, Joy Division’s equally essential second album, in full at the Manchester venue the Factory.
And on May 9, Hook’s own Hacienda Records will release 1102 / 2011, a new EP from Peter Hook and the Light. The four-track EP includes new versions of three old Joy Division songs, with vocals by singer Rowetta from the Happy Mondays, as well as a previously unfinished Joy Division song called “Pictures in My Mind”, which Hook sings himself.
And in further Hook news, SF Weekly reports that Hook’s publicist sent a cease and desist letter to the organizers of a San Francisco club night called Hacienda, demanding that the name be changed, so as to not confuse it with the legendary Manchester club that Hook’s bands used to play all the time. At least for now, the night has changed its name to Rançhería.
Below, we’ve got Hook’s tour dates and the 1102 / 2011 tracklist, as well as Joy Division’s video for “Atmosphere”. (via pitchfork)
1102 / 2011:
03 New Dawn Fades
04 Pictures in My Mind
04-22 Manchester, England – Sankeys (DJ set)
04-23 London, England – Scala *
04-30 Edinburgh, Scotland – Liquid *
05-07 Pontevedra, Spain – Festival Do Norte *
05-12 Lille, France – L’Aeronef *
05-13 Nantes, France – L’Olympic *
05-18-19 Manchester, England – The Factory ^
05-28 Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard van Troje *
05-29 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar *
06-04 County Clare, Ireland – Cold Pro Festival *
06-16 Sao Paolo, Brazil – Studio Emme
06-18 Sao Paolo, Brazil – Studio Emme
07-24 Kortrijk, Belgium – Shadowplay Festival
08-24 Wroclaw, Poland – Green Festival