Peter Hook, circa 2010

Having marked the 30th anniversary of  Ian Curtis’ death last May by performing Joy Division’s 1979 debut, Unknown Pleasures, in its entirety, bassist Peter Hook will reprise that feat with a full orchestra this weekend at a U.K. festival before playing the full record in Australia and the U.S. later this year.

Backed by an orchestra and choir, Hook and his band The Light are slated to perform the full  Unknown Pleasures — plus other early Joy Division and Warsaw numbers — Sunday night at Vintage at Goodwood, a festival celebrating “five decades of British cool.” Hook, who’ll handle Curtis’ vocals, already is pre-selling a 2CD live set of the performance.

In September, Hook and Co. — sans orchestra — take Unknown Pleasures on the road, first playing five dates across Australia, followed this winter, our friends at Consequence of Sound today report, by a nine-city U.S. tour that opens Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C., and wraps up Dec. 11 in Los Angeles (see full tour dates below).

To get you in the mood, here’s some video from Hook and Co.’s Curtis tribute in May.

See Peter Hook’s ‘Unknown Pleasure’ tour dates after the jump…

Joy Division, 'Unknown Pleasures'

Peter Hook’s The Light plays Unknown Pleasures tour dates:

Aug. 15: Vintage at Goodwood Festival, Goodwood, Chichester (w/ orchestra)

Sept. 24: The Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sept. 25: The Enmore Theatre, Syndey
Sept. 27: The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Sept. 28: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Sept. 30: Astor Theatre, Perth

Dec. 1: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 2: Voyeur, Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 3: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Dec. 4: Royale Nightclub, Boston, MA
Dec. 6: Double Door, Chicago, IL
Dec. 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
Dec. 9: Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Dec. 10: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 11: Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA



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