New Order’s Peter Hook will be selling a selection of the group’s most expensive items in October.
The items will be sold at Omega auction in Merseyside, with 400 items being auctioned.
Items include proof pockets and framed promotional pieces. Some rare vinyl pieces like cassettes, CDs, test presses and artwork will also be included in the auction. The commemorations of the platinum records will also be auctioned.
Some of the items will also be from Hook’s time in Joy Division, but the majority will be from New Order.
Other valuables that have come under the hammer include the 2006 “The end” audio rig from New Order’s farewell concert in Buenos Aires.
“Bass guitar on stilts”
Hook even auctions off his most valuable asset. He decided to sell his own instruments. These include the “Bass guitar on stilts”.
Hook is also dropping the Prophet 5 synth and sequencer, the same one that was used to play their tracks live. This includes some of their best tracks like “Blue Monday”.
Some of the awards that Hook won for his work with the band will also go under the hammer. These include his 2006 Ivor Novello and the “The blue Monday anvil” which was presented to New Order by Factory Records to celebrate 500,000 sales.
All proceeds from this auction will also go to charities such as the Christie Society and the Epilepsy Society. The auction will start on October 8, 2021.
Consult the complete catalog here.
New live album and concert DVD
In February, New Order announced the release of a new concert film and live album, titled “Education Entertainment Leisure”.
The film also includes covers of New Order and Joy Division.
At the time, New Order released this statement.
“A career spanning a celebration, the band was on relentlessly bubbly form, blending eras and genres and redefining themselves as perhaps the most vital British band of recent decades. Praised by fans and critics alike, it’s a timely reminder of the connection we all miss to live music and the nights we have to look forward to ”.
You can also read more about this live album and concert film here.