Peter Hook returning to Joy Division’s back catalogue for gigs and EP

Bassist has been collaborating with singer Rowetta

Peter Hook is set to play Joy Division‘s 1980 album ‘Closer’ in its entirety live – as well as releasing a new EP covering some of the band’s classic tracks.

The bassist will play the album live with his band, Peter Hook’s The Light, at The Factory in Manchester on May 18.

A four-song EP, ‘1102/2011’, will be released on May 2. It will feature covers of Joy Division tracks ‘New Dawn Fades’, ‘Insight’ and ‘Atmosphere’, and a version of an unreleased song from the band that dates back to 1977, ‘Pictures In My Mind’.


Hook sings lead vocals on ‘Pictures In My Mind’, while singer Rowetta tackles the vocals on the three other tracks.

In addition to the ‘Closer’ live show, Peter Hook’s The Light also play Joy Division‘s 1979 debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at London‘s Scala on April 23 and Edinburgh‘s Liquid Room on April 30.

Tickets for the ‘Closer’ gig, which will also benefit the Mind charity and The Keith Bennett Appeal, go on sale on Thursday (March 10) at 9am (GMT).

To check the availability of Peter Hook’s The Light tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.