Peter Hook to Play Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures in Its Entirety at Ian Curtis Tribute Show
Published Apr 05, 2010Ex-Joy Division bassist Peter Hook will be paying a special tribute to Ian Curtis on the 30th anniversary of the singer's death, by way of a one-off show.
The concert, taking place on May 18 at the refurbished former Factory Records site FAC51 in Manchester, will find former New Order bassist Hook and a slew of guests performing Joy Division's debut 1979 album, Unknown Pleasures, in its entirety, 30 years to the day after Curtis hanged himself, reports NME.
Leading up to that date, Hook will be touring the UK with a roadshow dubbed "An Evening of Unknown Pleasures," which will, amongst other things, screen previously unseen Joy Division and New Order material.
The shows will feature Hook talking about Joy Division and New Order, Factory Records, and the aforementioned unseen footage that he'll be screening. There will also be live music and fans will be able to ask Hook questions.
No word yet on who the guests will be at the May 18 show, but we're sure the rumours will start flying soon enough.