Music legend to visit Dundalk

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The Spirit Store have just announced their exciting new line up for the month of March and one of the most impressive acts to play in the store is the legendary Peter Hook.

‘An Evening with Peter Hook’ will take place over the March bank holiday weekend on Saturday, 15 March.

The evening will commence with the HD screening of the Joy Division feature length film ‘Control’, followed by a questions and answers session with Irish Times music critic Tony Clayton-Lea.

The night will be topped off by a high octane DJ set.

Joy Division, New Order and The Hacienda are just some words that come to mind when you hear the name Peter Hook, or Hookey as he is known.

The musician was a co-founder of seminal, era-defining punk band Joy Division in the mid-1970s and following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as New Order.

Hook played bass with them until his departure in 2007. He has also recorded an album with Revenge (One True Passion), two albums with Monaco (Music for Pleasure and Monaco) and one album with Freebass (It’s A Beautiful Life) as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist.

He has since moved into a career in record production and DJ’ing his DJ sets include house, electro and dance classics and even a little punk.

In 2010, Peter formed ‘Peter Hook and The Light’ to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear both of Joy Division’s masterpiece albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, live and in their entireties.

Tickets to the gig cost €22.50 and can be purchased online at, from the venue itself or McAteers Food House on Clanbrassil Street.


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