New Order's Peter Hook Announces Spoken-Word Tour

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Peter Hook has worn many hats in his long career: bassist for Joy Division/New Order, co-founder of Manchester night club The Hacienda, author, DJ. This spring, he’ll undertake a spoken-word tour with Howard Marks. Their An Evening of Unknown Pleasures kicks off in Birmingham in April (via Spinner).

The tour will find the duo mouthing off about their wild rock ‘n’ roll days together. Hook will bring along previously-unseen footage from his days with Joy Division, New Order and The Hacienda. “We’ve got some interesting stuff that was left out of the Joy Division documentary and I’ve also decided to play a few instrumentals I like the bass on – “The Happy One” and “Elegia,” for example,” Hook said in a statement. “That gets me out of talking for a few minutes. I’m renowned for my music, not for my talking, so I’ll let some of my music do the talking for me.”

The shows will also feature a Q&A with audience members. “I don’t care what they say – It will be off the cuff and on the fly,” says Hook.

Start prepping those questions, Britons. The tour begins April 11.

11 – Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club
12 – Bolton, UK @ Albert Hall
13 – Worcester, UK @ Huntingdon Hall
15 – Milton, UK @ Keynes Stables
18 – Middlesbrough, UK @ Town Hall
20 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage
21 – Durham, UK @ Gala
22 – Burnley, UK @ Burnley Mechanics
25 – Cardiff, UK @ Glee Club
26 – Oxford, UK @ Oxford Academy
27 – Wakefield, UK @ Theatre Royal
28 – Gloucester, UK @ Guild Hall
29 – Derby, UK @ Assembly Rooms
30 – Norwich, UK @ UEA

1 – Salford, UK @ The Lowry