Saturday, September 10th, 2011
CONTEST – Peter Hook & The Light @ The Phoenix – September 24, 2011
FacebookWho: Peter Hook & The Light
What: Peter Hook. Hooky. One of the most distinctive bassists of the past few decades and an integral part of two of the most influential rock bands of the past thirty-plus years, Joy Division and New Order, as well as less memorable projects such as Revenge, Freebass and Monaco. This is none of those bands.
Why: Though he’s got himself an all-new band, Hooky is revisiting the works of his first band and performing Unknown Pleasures live. Whether or not this is actually a good idea is purely subjective. It’s happening, either way.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto (19+)
Who else: The show has solid if oddly-paired support from Dirty Beaches and Frankie Rose & The Outs
How: Tickets for the show are $16.50 in advance but courtesy of Embrace, I have two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Peter Hook” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, September 18.
What else: I’m sure Hook would love to only talk about The Light and his Joy Division tribute, as per this Slicing Up Eyeballs Q&A and Gibson Guitars interview, but the timing of the announcement of a Hook-less New Order reunion has him having to instead. Or, as in this Rolling Stone interview, covering both bases. Or basses. Ahem.