New Order bassist Peter Hook's side project will perform in Amsterdam, Manchester and London...

Monaco, the side project of NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK, are to play three live shows around the release of a new single and album.

The duo, also featuring David Potts, the man who was courted last year by Oasis as replacement bassist for the departed Guigsy, will play Amsterdam, Manchester and London during August.

As revealed recently by nme.com, Monaco have just signed a new record deal with independent Papillon Records, having been dropped by Polydor records. Their nine-track album was recorded during the final months with Polydor, allowing it to be released so soon after signing the deal.

Hook told nme.com last month that being dropped so close to the album release felt a little “like being jilted at the altar” but that he now has “got confidence in the record and I’m very happy with it and very proud of it”.

Monaco will play Amsterdam Milky Way (August 9), Manchester Ampersand (August 29) and London Scala (August 31).

They will release new single ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ on July 31 and the album ‘Monaco’ on August 24.