PETER HOOK TO PERFORM JOY DIVISION CLASSICS THIS FALL;
NEW ORDER TO REUNITE FOR TWO BENEFIT SHOWS FOR MICHAEL SHAMBERG
Peter Hook and The Light will return to North America this fall to perform the two landmark albums Closer and Unknown Pleasures from the legendary post-punk group Joy Division sequentially and in full for audiences in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The trek will kick off next week in New York City (Tue. 9.13, Gramercy Theater), and visit major North American cities.
In other news, Hook's former group New Order have announced they are reuniting (without Hook) for two shows in October to benefit New Order collaborator Michael Shamberg. The lineup for the shows will feature vocalist Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris, and returning keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, who has not played with the group since 2001. The band will be joined by Phil Cunningham on guitar and keyboards, and Tom Chapman on bass.
Says Bernard Sumner, "Michael has been with us from the very start. Initially he was in charge of Factory New York, then became creative producer for all our early videos. He brought our attention to the early works of Directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, Gina Birch, Robert Breer, Peter Care and Phillipe Decouffle. Michael is very ill and needs constant medical attention. We want to help him, and these shows will contribute financial support towards his ongoing care."
Former bassist Hook, who split acrimoniously from the group in 2006, will not take part in the benefit shows.
New Order Live Dates
10/17/11 Mon Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BEL
10/18/11 Tue Le Bataclan Paris, FRA
Peter Hook North American Tour
09/13/11 Tue The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY #
09/14/11 Wed The Music Box Los Angeles, CA #
09/15/11 Thu Amoeba Music Los Angeles, CA
09/16/11 Fri El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA @
09/17/11 Sat Mezzanine San Francisco, CA #
09/19/11 Mon Bluebird Theater Denver, CO @
09/20/11 Tue Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA #
09/21/11 Wed 9:30 Club Washington, DC #
09/23/11 Fri Metro Chicago, IL #
09/24/11 Sat Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON @
09/25/11 Sun Club Soda Montreal, QC @
09/28/11 Wed Black Box Tijuana, MX @
09/29/11 Thu The Warehouse Guadalajara, MX @
10/01/11 Sat El Pasaguero Mexico City, MX @
@ Unknown Pleasures