Peter Hook, Mani, Andy Rourke to tour this summer?

Ian Brown joins Freebass supergroup in the studio

In an interview about the lack of progress on a proposed slate of New Order reissues, Peter Hook has hinted that his supergroup Freebass will be touring this summer

As previously reported, the group is made up of Hook, the Stone Roses/Primal Scream legend Mani, and Smiths’ vet Andy Rourke.

If that sounds a little bass-heavy, rest assured that collaborators will be adding plenty of top end: in addition to previously-rumored sessions with Liam Gallagher and Tim Burgess, the band is also working with Ian Brown and Howard Marx.

A schedule for the 2008 European summer festivals is being drawn up, according to Billboard.

“It’s really coming on and we’re very, very pleased,” Hook is quoted as saying of the group. “I feel very positive about Freebass right now.”

Specific dates for Freebass have yet to be determined.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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