New Order bassist Peter Hook says the pioneering rock act plans to play "as many shows as we can" in North America this year, in lieu of the limited appearances the band made here in support of its 20

New Order bassist Peter Hook says the pioneering rock act plans to play "as many shows as we can" in North America this year, in lieu of the limited appearances the band made here in support of its 2001 album, "Get Ready." As previously reported, New Order will on April 26 release its latest Warner Bros. set, "Waiting for the Sirens' Call."

"We felt very guilty for not coming to America last time," Hook tells Billboard.com. "We only did Moby's [Area: One tour], which was before the album came out. That left us feeling quite annoyed with ourselves, because we realized how important our support in America has been to us. We wanted to make sure this time that the first thing we do is come over here. We're doing Coachella and then we'll do some dates in Chicago and New York."

Hook says the band has already begun rehearsing material from the new album, as well as a host of extra tracks that did not make the final cut. He also reveals that New Order may revive a host of back catalog gems for the first time in ages, but that the time constraints of a typical festival set are making decisions tough.

"We've all been listening to the older stuff and realizing that we'd love to play songs like 'This Time of Night,' 'Leave Me Alone,' 'The Village,' 'Thieves Like Us' and 'Perfect Kiss,'" he says. "But god knows how we're going to do that. I honestly can't figure it out, because with festivals, you only get to play for an hour usually."

Although not all of the dates are confirmed, New Order is expected to appear at such summer U.K. festivals as Glastonbury, Oxegen and T in the Park.