Inside New Order – Peter Hook US Book Release and Signing info

SUBSTANCE
INSIDE NEW ORDER
By PETER HOOK
Dey Street Books | Hardcover | January 31, 2017 | $35
“As raw, undiluted, and fitfully funny as its predecessors… It’s an unapologetic rock memoir, concerned less with legacy and more with what really went down: “the idea being to bring you the most complete and truthful record of life inside New Order as is humanly possible.” By that standard, the book is a marvelous success. A well-written and brutally honest remembrance of the glory days of rave culture.”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS
“The way Joy Division and New Order combined high art with base behaviour is well established but this book rides that tandem to new dimensions…but there’s much more than carnage.”
— ROY WILKINSON, MOJO, Four Stars
“Rock writing rarely tells us properly what a band treading water or in slow decline feels like from the inside. Hook does so memorably….For all his boisterous indestructability, this book often has a haunted quality, and is all the more powerful for it.”
— ANDY BECKETT, GUARDIAN
“Epic rock tale of sex, drugs and jealousy… A must for fans, it’s wildly funny and revelatory.”
— WILL HAGERTY, THE SUN, Five Stars
Following the tragic death of lead singer Ian Curtis on the eve of their first US Tour, Peter Hook and Joy Division’s remaining members resurrected themselves into what would become one of the most influential bands of the eighties. New Order’s distinctive sound – a fusion of post-punk and ground-breaking electronica – inspired and paved the way for the dance music revolution. Throughout their career, the band scaled the heights of success with huge hits including “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “Perfect Kiss,” “Regret” and “Blue Monday” – the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time.
Yet despite their renown, the band was entrenched in a battle between the visionary and the volatile, and their relationships were often fraught with tensions. SUBSTANCE: Inside New Order is packed with outrageous anecdotes and the “gleefully profane” (Entertainment Weekly) storytelling of his first two books, this is a no-holds barred, comprehensive history of New Order.  The candid memories and sense of humor displayed throughout will more than satisfy Hook’s fans and thrill new readers.
Including every New Order set list and tour itinerary, SUBSTANCE is also interspersed with “geek facts” about every piece of electronic equipment used to forge the sound that changed the direction of popular music, discographies, gigographies, and track-by-track analysis, as well as exclusive photographs and archival images from Peter’s personal collection. A compelling snapshot of the era, SUBSTANCE brings readers backstage to the 80s music scene in all its now nostalgic glory.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Hook was born in Salford in 1956. He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and DJs internationally as well as touring both bands’ music with his band Peter Hook & The Light.  He also promotes The Hacienda and recent Hacienda Classical concerts all around the world.  Peter now lives in Cheshire with his wife Rebecca and children Heather, Jack and Jessica,
ABOUT THE BOOK:
SUBSTANCE: Inside New Order
Dey Street Books / Hardcover / $35
On Sale: 1/31/17
ISBN: 9780062307972
E-Book ISBN: 9780062308016
— PETER HOOK’S U.S. BOOK TOUR APPEARANCES —
NEW YORK, NY
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Saint Vitus Bar in partnership with WORD Bookstores
1120 Manhattan Avenue / Brooklyn, NY 11222
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)
LONG ISLAND, NY
Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm
Book Revue
313 New York Ave / Huntington, NY 11743
* Open to the public (Brief remarks followed by book signing)
LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, February 3 at 8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm)
The Regent Theatre in partnership with Book Soup
448 S Main St / Los Angeles, CA 90013
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Saturday, February 4 at 7:00pm
JCC of San Francisco
3200 California St / San Francisco, CA 94118
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)