With bass legend Peter Hook set to embark on a 10-date U.S. book tour early next week, publisher HarperCollins is hooking us up with copies of his new music memoir “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” — each autographed by Hooky himself — to give away to 10 lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
The 416-page book, published last fall in the U.K., is due out in the U.S. on Monday. That night, Hook opens his tour in Brooklyn, and continues through Feb. 8 in Boston. Along the way he’ll chat onstage with Sasha Frere-Jones and Scott Heim among others (see full dates below).
But you don’t have to make it to one of Hook’s events to score a signed copy.
TO ENTER: Simply drop a comment at the bottom of this post offering your thoughts on what song, artist or band of today you feel best carries on the influence and legacy of Joy Division.
RULES: This contest is open to everyone in the world and we’ll take entries until 12 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 1. After that point, we’ll select 10 winners at random and contact theym via e-mail — so please remember to use legit addresses when you enter. And if any winners don’t respond after one full week, we’ll select new ones. One entry per person, please.
UPDATE 2/1/13: Contest is now officially closed. Thank you all so much for entering and sharing your thoughts. Winners will be notified this weekend via e-mail.
Peter Hook “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” tour dates:
Jan. 28: Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY (In conversation with Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork)
Jan. 29: Strand Bookstore, New York, NY (In conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones of New Yorker)
Jan. 31: JCC, San Francisco, CA (In conversation with David Pescovitz of Boing Boing)
Feb. 1: Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 2: M-Theory Records, San Diego, CA
Feb. 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Feb. 5: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Feb. 6: Book Revue, Long Island, NY
Feb. 7: Brookline Booksmith, Boston, MA (In conversation with author/writer Scott Heim)
Feb. 8: Porter Square Books, Boston, MA (In conversation with NPR music critic Tim Riley)
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: Peter Hook tells the stories behind some of Joy Division’s classic songs
- Video: Peter Hook schools interviewer on how to play ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ on bass
- Peter Hook to publish ‘Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division’ memoir this fall
- Joy Division ‘+-’ 7-inch singles box to be reissued as 10-disc CD set next month
- ‘Total: From Joy Division to New Order’ to feature unreleased New Order track