New Order without bassist Peter Hook after band members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris issued a statement today (July 20) saying they vow to continue.
The pair's statement comes after former bassist Hook claimed recently that he is not working with his bandmates anymore.
Sumner and Morris declared: "After 30 years in a band together we are very disappointed that Hooky has decided to go to the press and announce unilaterally that New Order have split up. We would have hoped that he could have approached us personally first. He does not speak for all the band, therefore we can only assume he no longer wants to be a part of New Order."
Last week Hook told NME.com that the band was over, explaining: "We've decided not to work together anymore. It's been on-off-on for a while and last time we just went our separate ways."
Sumner and Morris did not reveal any plans about the band's future without Hook, only to declare that "New Order have NOT split up, they continue to exist."