01 November 2013Audience with Peter Hook @ HMV Manchester
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
As an extra special incentive, 200 copies of the clear vinyl 'Movement' previously available at the HMV Oxford Street store will be given away gratis and for nothing to the lucky first 200 to attend. Copies will be distributed before the Q&A, after which Hooky will meet fans and sign copies of the album.
November tour itinerary
1 – Sugarmill, Stoke
2 - 02 Academy Birmingham
7 – Chinnery's, Southend-on-sea
8 – Sub 89, Reading
9 - Concorde 2 Brighton
14 – Digital, Newcastle
15 – The Garage, Glasgow
16 – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
22 - The Academy, Dublin
23 – The Limelight, Belfast
Support at all headline dates is from 'Slaves of Venus'.
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