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Peter Hook to perform ‘Closer’ in Manchester, release EP of Joy Division re-recordings

Peter Hook to perform ‘Closer’ in Manchester, release EP of Joy Division re-recordings

Having spent much of last year touring ‘Unknown Pleasures,’ bassist Peter Hook will continue to relive his Joy Division days in 2011, performing the band’s second album — 1980’s ‘Closer’ — in May and releasing an EP of new recordings of four Joy Division songs — including one that’s never been released.

Q&A: Peter Hook talks ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour, re-recording Joy Division, Freebass split

Q&A: Peter Hook talks ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour, re-recording Joy Division, Freebass split

Slicing Up Eyeballs recently chatted with Peter Hook about his upcoming tour of the U.S., during which he’ll perform Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’; the acrimonious split of Freebass; and his plans to re-record classic Joy Division tracks for a new EP.

Peter Hook bringing Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to U.S., Australia

Peter Hook bringing Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to U.S., Australia

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

Peter Hook debuts unfinished Joy Division song, New Order outtake at FAC251 opening

Peter Hook debuts unfinished Joy Division song, New Order outtake at FAC251 opening

Peter Hook last night christened his new Manchester club FAC251 — housed in the former headquarters of Factory Records — with members of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays helping perform a career-spanning set that included the live debuts of an unfinished Joy Division song and a New Order outtake.