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- Posted on Mar 2nd 2010 7:30AM by Chris Mugan
'Peter Hook: An Evening Of Unknown Pleasures' will see the Mancunian music veteran discuss life as a member of Joy Division and New Order, as well as a co-founder of Manchester's infamous Hacienda nightclub. Author and former drug smuggler Howard Marks has signed up to compere the event.
While Hooky promises to play some instrumentals, the evening is also set to feature conversation with Marks, a Q&A session with the audience and a showing of hitherto unseen footage of his bands and the Hacienda, plus outtakes from Michael Winterbottom's film about Factory Records, '24 Hour Party People.'
The bass player has recently launched a new Manchester venue, the Factory, and published his own account of the Hacienda, 'How Not To Run A Club', but still expects to have much to talk about. He is especially pleased Marks has agreed to join him.
"I've known him a long time, before my partying days were over, so we had some times," Hook said. "He's such a nice guy and he's had a very interesting life. Both have had our rocky paths, shall we say, but we're very down to earth and like a bit of fun, so it'll be interesting." The tour begins at Birmingham Glee Club on Apr. 11 and concludes May 2 at Hull's Truck Theatre.