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Peter Hook to take his ‘Unknown Pleasures’ book on UK signing tour

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Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division is a new book out this October from former New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook. Promising an upfront portrayal from the inside of Joy Division for the first time, how their sound came to define an era and also inspire the post punk generation, underpinned by Hooky’s unique bass guitar melodies such as ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, “Transmission” and “New Dawn Fades”. As with Hooky’s first book, Peter is to undertake a nationwide signing and event tour to coincide with publication, taking in England, Scotland and for the first time also visiting Ireland with the book. Starting on publication date Monday 1st October, Hooky’s signing tour takes in Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin with London, Liverpool, Dublin and Edinburgh, all featuring Q&A sessions along with Hooky meeting fans and signing copies.

Here’s what the man himself says about the release:

“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…” 


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Monday 1st October HMV, Manchester (Signing), 90/100 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PD (6pm)
Tuesday 2nd October Foyles, Charing Cross (Talk, Q&A and Signing), First Floor café, 113 – 119 Charing Road, London WC2H 0EB (630pm)
Wednesday 3rd October Fopp, Bristol (Signing), 27-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD (6pm)
Thursday 4th October WH Smiths, Birmingham (Signing), 29 Union Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4LR (1230pm)
Thursday 4th October Waterstones, Liverpool (Talk, signing and Q&A), 65-67 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4EZ (7pm)
Friday 5th October Ilkley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A and Signing), Kings Hall, Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HB (730pm)
Saturday 6th October Morley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A and Signing), Morley Town Hall, Queen Street, LS27 9BD Leeds (730pm)
Monday 8th October Easons, Dublin (Talk Q&A and Signing), 40 Lower O’Connell Street, 1 Dublin, Ireland (7pm)
Tuesday 9th October Waterstones Glasgow (Signing), 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (1230pm)

Tuesday 9th October Waterstones Edinburgh, (Talk Q&A and Signing), 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD (630pm)
Tuesday 16th October Off The Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield (Talk Q&A and Signing), University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Western Bank, Sheffield (730pm)

Wednesday 24th October Chester Literary Festival, (Talk Q&A and Signing), The Laugh Inn Station Road, Chester CH1 3DR (730pm)

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