Peter Hook and his ex-bandmates in New Order are currently locked in a contentious legal battle over the use of the New Order name, but he’s not going to let that stop him. Coming just days after New Order frontman Bernard Sumner confirmed the band is heading back into the studio, Hook has stated he plans to play two of New Order’s most-famous albums in their entirety at upcoming performances with his new band the Light.
The Light will tackle Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as New Order’s “classic singles” from 1981 to 1983. The concerts will take place at Koko in London on January 17 and the Manchester Cathedral on January 18. A portion of the profit from these shows will be donated to local charities.
Hook has also been performing the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer by his other old band Joy Division with the Light. He recently published a tell-all book called Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division, and he’s also willing to write one on New Order, stating, “There was a lot of naughtiness in that period, so when you look at it from a book point of view it’s going to be a very exciting book to write.” [NME]