A determined Peter Hook is forging on with a live venture he first mentioned (threatened) last year, that is to say he’s going to “play New Order”; not with estranged former New Order bandmates Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris,but rather with his new side project The Light.
Hooky has confirmed he’ll stage two recitals of vintage New Order LPs, the first a rendition of the band’s 1981 debut ‘Movement’ at London’s Koko (17 Jan), and the second of 1983′s ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ at Manchester Cathedral (18 Jan), with some other classic tracks (‘Blue Monday’, ‘Temptation’ and that) also promised.
Whilst the stunt isn’t likely to please the ‘new’ New Order lot much, nor improve fraught relations within the ‘old’ New Order, perhaps Sumner et al will be too pre-occupied with touring and writing “electronic synth” music to realise what’s going on. Perhaps. But they’d have to be pretty pre-occupied not to.