Peter Hook is one of the best bassist of all time. He plays the bass like a lead guitar. His bass playing in Joy Division and New Order, as well as many side projects, are simply brilliant.
Peter Hook is currently touring 2 classic New Order releases. Brotherhood is an alright album but LOW LIFE is one of my favorite albums of all time. Throw in an opening set of Joy Division tunes and you have a great night of entertainment.
Just read the book Hooky wrote titled UNKNOWN PLEASURES *Inside Joy Division*. This is an incredible read for fans of Joy Division. The writing is witty and puts you there in every day from birth to death of a very important band. Also remindes you of how a small Irish band starting out was so influenced by Joy Division and their recordings. That little Irish band would go on to be the biggest band in the world, U2. Makes you wonder where Joy Division were heading.
Peter Hook and the Light are in North America at the moment. Please catch them if you are within travel distance.
Nov 10: Montreal, QC – Theatre Tellus
Nov 11: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Nov 13: Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
Nov 14: Chicago, IL – Metro
Nov 15: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe,
Nov 17: Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov 18: Seattle, WA – Nuemos,
Nov 20: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov 21: San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Nov 22: Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre