Peter Hook announces New Order memoir, Substance

It follows on from his Hacienda and Joy Division books

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Peter Hook has announced details of his latest book.

Following on from his previous books The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club and Joy Division memoir Unknown Pleasures, Hook’s new book will focus on New Order.

Substance is published in hardback by Simon & Schuster UK on October 6, 2016.


Substance begins where Unknown Pleasures left off: “We didn’t really think about it afterwards, it just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division and the next time we got together, we were a new band,” Hook writes.

Hook promises to address the band’s break-up in 2008 while the book will include every New Order set list and tour itinerary, along with “geek facts” of every piece of electronic equipment used by the band.

Substance can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

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