Sonic Reducers | Hook Brings Joy To North America

The bassist is playing some classics live — and we have something to say about it.


Joy Division fans could be in for a treat next year: Bassist Peter Hook just announced that his next North American tour will be titled Joy Division: A Celebration, and will feature Hook and his band The Light playing Unknown Pleasures and Closer in their entirety, along with rarities and a set of New Order material.

I don’t know how you feel about these classic-album shows — I’ve seen a few in my day, with varying results — but this one seems like it could be worth taking in. At the very least, it’s worth talking about for five minutes with my Sonic Reducers cohort Eric Alper. Sit in as we discuss Hook’s tour, delve into the joys and pitfalls of full-album concerts, and list some of the classic-album shows we’ve seen (and would like to see). Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.