29 Jul 2012
Unknown Pleasures in print and on tour 
Peter Hook's second book, 'Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division' is set for publication in the UK by Simon & Schuster on 1 October 2012. The band's bassist will tell the story of the band's friendships and fall-outs; their rehearsals and recording in the way that somewhere who was there can.

Speaking about the book, Hooky said "It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't. Anyone who's ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don't know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened..."

The book's cover art is based on Peter Saville's original classic black and white album cover.

Title: Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division
Author: Peter Hook
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 1 October, 2012
Cover price: 20.00 GBP
ISBN: 978-0-85720-215-4

Peter Hook and The Light go out on tour again in November during which they will play Unknown Pleasures in full.

November itinerary

Fri 16 - Kasbah, Coventry
Sat 17 – 53 Degrees, Preston
Sun 18 - Chimneys, Southend
Tue 20 – Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
Wed 21 – Waterfront, Norwich
Thu 22 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Sat 24 – Sugarmill, Stoke
Sun 25 – Guildhall, Gloucester
Mon 26 – 02 Academy, Leicester
Wed 28 – Concorde 2, Brighton
Thu 29 – Cockpit, Leeds
Fri 30 – Academy 2, Newcastle

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