Peter Hook to play Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ live in its entirety

Bassist to perform seminal album in Manchester on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death

Peter Hook has announced plans to perform Joy Division‘s debut album live in its entirety to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of late singer Ian Curtis.

The ex-New Order bassist will be joined by a host of guests at the newly refurbished former Factory Records site FAC251 in Manchester on May 18, the same day Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his home in Macclesfield.

Before that, Hook will showcase previously-unseen Joy Division and New Order footage as part of a new show set to tour the UK in April.

Billed ‘An Evening Of Unknown Pleasures’, the nights will see Hook give talks on his past bands and Factory Records along with the footage, plus live music. Fans will be able to quiz the bassist as part of the evening.

Peter Hook‘s ‘An Evening Of Unknown Pleasures’ will call at:

Birmingham Glee Club (April 11)
Bolton Albert Hall (12)
Worcester Huntingdon Hall (13)
Milton Keynes Stables (15)
Middlesbrough Town Hall (18)
Gateshead Sage (20)
Durham Gala (21)
Burnley Mechanics (22)
Cardiff Glee Club (25)
Oxford Academy (26)
Wakefield Theatre Royal (27)
Gloucester Guildhall (28)
Derby Assembly Rooms (29)
Norwich UEA (30)
Salford Lowry (May 1)
Hull Truck Theatre (2)

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