29 July 2012Unknown Pleasures in print and on tour
Speaking about the book, Hooky said "It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't. Anyone who's ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don't know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened..."
The book's cover art is based on Peter Saville's original classic black and white album cover.
Title: Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division
Author: Peter Hook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 1 October, 2012
Cover price: 20.00 GBP
Peter Hook and The Light go out on tour again in November during which they will play Unknown Pleasures in full.
Fri 16 - Kasbah, Coventry
Sat 17 – 53 Degrees, Preston
Sun 18 - Chimneys, Southend
Tue 20 – Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
Wed 21 – Waterfront, Norwich
Thu 22 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Sat 24 – Sugarmill, Stoke
Sun 25 – Guildhall, Gloucester
Mon 26 – 02 Academy, Leicester
Wed 28 – Concorde 2, Brighton
Thu 29 – Cockpit, Leeds
Fri 30 – Academy 2, Newcastle
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography