Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peter Hook To Bring "Unknown Pleasures" to America

For the first time in over 30 years, Joy Division's debut masterpiece Unknown Pleasures will be heard live in full for the first time in America. JD bassist Peter Hook will be taking the album over to American shores with his band The Light to perform the record with a few Joy Division classics thrown in.

Joy Division formed in 1976 in Manchester, England and through their mysterious sound and interesting take on punk, the band quickly became the talk of England and then soon Europe. Having released only two records 1979's Unknown Pleasures and 1980's Closer, the band were bound to take over the world and on the eve of their first North American tour, singer Ian Curtis took his own life and the band dismantled soon after. The surviving members of Joy Division formed New Order and took the 1980's by storm in the wake of Curtis' passing.

Now beginning next week for the first time, fans of all ages can hear Unknown Pleasures played by Peter Hook. Here are the dates:
Weds Dec 1st 9.30 Club , Washington
Thurs Dec 2nd Voyeur, Philadelphia
Fri Dec 3rd Webster Hall, New York
Sat Dec 4th Royale, Boston
Mon Dec 6th Double Door , Chicago
Tues Dec 7th Showbox at the Market , Seattle
Thurs Dec 9th Doug Fir Lounge , Portland
Fri Dec 10th Mezzanine, San Francisco
Sat Dec 11th The Music Box, Hollywood

Hooky has already done a slew of dates in Europe to rave reviews and we will be at the 12/3 gig at Webster Hall! Tickets are still available for all shows, this is an event not to be missed!