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Monday, March 19, 2018

Peter Hook and The Light appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music today for a live session. Hook and his band performed the New Order songs "Regret" and "Run," plus dedicated a cover of The Fall's "Totally Wired" to Mark E. Smith.

The session was hosted by BBC DJ Marc Riley, who is a former member of The Fall. Throughout the session Hook and Riley shared some memories (fuzzy memories at times) of back in the day. This led Riley to ask Hook if he kept a diary back in the Joy Division days. Hook reveals he did have one, but it's been lost for some time:

"I kept a diary for the first three years, which I lost, would you believe? And when I came to do the Joy Division book...turned the house upside down and couldn't find it, so I've no idea where those diaries went..

...the (Joy Division) book became my diary, which is quite interesting 'cause you did so much research it actually all came through in the end. It was actually really nice to do it, to fill in all those blanks, because I had a few blanks."

Hooky talked a bit about what it's like to play in the band with his son Jack:

"As long as I do what he says, then everything's fine...Jack has a little unique gift I don't have, he's got the ear to pick things out and I don't, I've always struggled with that, tone deaf. So he gets it right and I have to pretend he doesn't for awhile and then just do it the way he says...it is wonderful to play with him, and he's almost as good as me now."

On whether he still loves touring and playing cities worldwide:

"I do, it's quite a strange addiction I have to say and we've been at home for a couple of months and I'm really missing the chaos. You're coming together and you're doing the gig and it's a really strange thing to do, as everybody keeps telling me, especially when you've been doing it for as long as we have, but yeah, it's really enjoyable we had such a great time doing Substance when we went last time. The promoters asked us to do it again before we went into Technique and Republic. We were a little bit worried about it, whether we would pull it off but, we've done really well and it seems that people want to hear the two LPs, the LPs are such a great contrast. That's what I like about it."

The session wrapped up with Hooky dedicating "Totally Wired" to Mark E. Smith. Prior to playing the song he had some kind words to say about Smith:

"I just wanted to dedicate this last song to Mark E Smith who was absolutely unique at what he did. We banged heads many times, but I had great admiration for him, great respect for him, as a musician and a guardian you feel the same in some different ways I would imagine. But yeah he was so hardworking he believed completely in what he did. You know he was the true punk, he didn't care what anybody else thought and I think he's going to be very very sadly missed."

Stream the full session over at BBC Radio 6 Music.

21:00 short intro
22:05 performance of "Regret"
26:19 first segment finishes, resumes normal Radio 6 programming
46:13 second segment begins
46:35 performance of "Run"
50:44 interview with Hook
58:13 performance of "Totally Wired"

Peter Hook & The Light return to North America next month to perform the Joy Division and New Order compilations Substance in full. The tour includes a Detroit area stop at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 3rd and tickets are available here.

Peter Hook - Substance tour

Apr 24 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr 27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr 28 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 30 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 03 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 04 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 05 -- Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
May 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 08 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 10 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
May 11 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
May 14 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
May 17 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
May 18 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern*
May 19 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
May 21 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
May 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada
May 23 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 25 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 26 -- Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
May 27 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
May 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 30 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
May 31 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Jun 02 -- West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
Jun 03 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Jun 04 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

Published March 19th, 2018