Word on the street is that New Order will be reuniting for two shows to benefit Michael Shamberg, who directed many of New Orders early music videos. The downside is that Peter Hook will not be present for the reunion. This is the first time that a founding member of Joy Division/New Order has not been present for a show. Politics and arguments aside, it’s unfortunate to not see Peter Hook play with New Order.
My thoughts on this are simple: While it would be great to see New Order, the fact that Peter Hook is missing from the mix makes me think it’s a Bad Lieutenant concert playing New Order material. Insensitive, perhaps, but that was my initial thought. Unfortunately, I will not be attending either show since I don’t live in the UK, but I wouldn’t mind throwing a few bones to support the cause.
Peter Hook, if you’re reading this, you should talk to Bernie and Stephen. It’d be great to see you gentlemen playing together again.