14 Sep 2009
How Not To Run A Club and other stories 
Peter Hook tells the unbelievable yet true story of the music, madness and the meltdown that accompanied the rise and fall of FAC 51 The Haçienda in his long-awaited, uncompromisingly honest and forthright account of the original superclub in The Haçienda - How Not To Run A Club which is published by Simon & Schuster on 5 Oct 2009 priced £18.99.

Copies of the book purchased at Fopp / HMV also come with a free half hour DVD documentary entitled Inside The Haçienda, presented by Miranda Sawyer and featuring interviews with Peter Hook, Ben Kelly, Mike Pickering, Jon Dasilva & Fiona Allen. Check out the trailer on Facebook (login not required).

Hooky has also compiled and mixed Haçienda – Acid House Classics, a double CD album of many of the greatest Haçienda acid classics from seminal artists such as A Guy Called Gerald, Fast Eddie, Phuture, Adonis, and New Order. The album is released on New State Music the same day as the book.

To celebrate the dual release of the book and CD, Hooky is touring the UK doing signing sessions, DJ sets and more. In addition, he appears at Sheffield's Off The Shelf literary festival on Thursday 15 October 2009.

The "tour dates" are as follows:


Sat 3 - HMV, 100 Market Street, Manchester [signing from 5pm, Facebook]
Mon 5 - HMV, 56 Northumberland St, Newcastle [signing from 5pm, Facebook]
Tue 6 - Waterstones @ The Arches, Glasgow [signing and Q&A from 7.30pm, Facebook]
Wed 7 - Borders, Magdalen St, Oxford [signing & Q&A from 6pm, Facebook]
Fri 9 - Fopp, 1 Earlham St, London [signing from 6pm, Facebook, then DJ Set @ Wax Jambu, 144 Upper St, London from 8.30pm, Facebook]
Sat 10 - Borders, Queen's Rd, Bristol [signing from 6pm, Facebook]
Thu 15 - Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield [Q&A and DJ set from 7.30pm]

More info at:

Haçienda Facebook
Haçienda Myspace

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