Books, Tour Dates — January 16, 2013 at 5:58 am

Peter Hook sets 10-date U.S. book tour for ‘Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division’

With his music memoir “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” due for publication in the United States later this month, bassist Peter Hook has announced a 10-date book tour in late January and early February that will include, at half the stops, an on-stage conversation with noted journalists and authors.

The 416-page book, published last fall in the U.K., is due out stateside on Jan. 28 via the It Books imprint. That night, Hook opens his tour in Brooklyn, and continues through a Feb. 8 appearance in BostonAlong the way he’ll chat with Sasha Frere-Jones and Scott Heim among others.

The book’s publisher is pitching the work as “a truly fascinating insight, as only an insider can, into the characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend.”


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)






  1. Marc Hemrick

    Awesome, I live in Cincinnati, we usally only get second rate acts, but Hooky is awesome, I will be at Joseph Beth Book Seller, I will bring my son,

    It would be great, if I could bring low life on vinyl from the other promotion from all the records from the 1980’s – hint, hint …


  2. Batshiz Crazay

    When you don’t have much talent outside of the band that made you famous, form your own cover band playing your bands old music and sell out as hard as you can to make money off someone else’s mystique. Think Brian Sumner ever did that? Nah, too much pride and self worth. And respect.

  3. Hook rules! I actually met both he and Bernard on the Technique tour and Peter was actually really nice while Barney was kind of a jerk. It’ll be interesting to see if their personal issues have spilled into the book. Looking forward to reading this account. It’ll be great to have a different perspective from the Debbie Curtis book.

  4. Someone please make him stop. Dead horse officially flogged.

  5. jack the lad

    jesus. how long is he going to drag joy division around? how embarrassing.

  6. Hooky bashing is getting rather pathetic.

    Just remember that he had a helping hand in creating the music of Joy Division & New Order.

    • Batshiz Crazay

      The issue isn’t what he did while in JD, it’s what he’s done in the past few years solely for money that created a rift in the music community with him.

      • Bad Lieutenant didn’t work out so well, so now Barney decides to make a new New Order album without Hooky! I guess Hooky isn’t the only one out for money!

  7. If he wants to keep on playing Joy Division, so be it. Unfortunately he comes across like Barney sometimes by forgetting or messing up lyrics.

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