Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy celebrates 35 years of Bauhaus

Peter Murphy has today announced the ‘Mr. Moonlight’ tour in which he celebrates 35 years of Bauhaus, Murphy finally bowing to public pressure will only perform Bauhaus material

Murphy, who has started working with producer Youth on the follow up to his 2011 critically acclaimed solo effort, NINTH (Nettwerk), will spend three months touring North America and Europe with a full band performing only Bauhaus material.

Says Peter, “Since 2006, I have included my Bauhaus work into my solo work as a way of tipping my hat to my own audience…those who discovered my early work as well as new and old fans of those years strong wishes to hear the music of my band crackle and spark in the live arena. Being the foremost advocate of this Bauhaus work, I decided the time was ripe to at last give a pure Bauhaus experience in one Mr. Moonlight world tour. Mr. Moonlight is alive and well, don’t doubt it.”

Bauhaus formed back in 1978 and achieved both UK chart sucess and worldwide cult status that continues to this day. As the main man of the acclaimed outfit, Peter Murphy helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. Bauhaus originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005. The Mr. Moonlight Tour will be the first time since 2006 that Peter Murphy will perform full Bauhaus sets, and the first time ever that he will do so on his own.

Sadly, at least for those of us in the UK there are just five dates announced;

Peter Murphy Celebrates 35 Years of Bauhaus – Tour Dates:
North America

Mon, Apr 22 Austin, TX @ The Belmont
Tues, Apr 23 San Antonio @ The Korova
Wed, Apr 24 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Fri, Apr 26 Houston, TX @ Numbers Night Club
Sat, Apr 27 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Spanish Moon
Sun, Apr 28 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Tue, Apr 30 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
Wed, May 1 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
Thur, May 2 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Fri, May 3 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Sat, May 4 Washington, DC @ U-Music Hall
Sun, May 5 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Tue, May 7 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thur, May 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri, May 10 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat, May 11 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Sun, May 12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Mon, May 13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Wed, May 15 Indianapolis, N @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
Thur, May 16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues


Wed, May 22 Bochum, DE @ Christuskirche
Thur, May 23 Karlsruhe, DE @ Substage
Fri, May 24 Zurich, CH @ Komplex Klub
Sun, May 26 Rome, IT @ Orion
Mon, May 27 Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
Wed, May 29 Madrid, ES @ Sala Arena
Thur, May 30 Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
Sat, June 1 Barcelona, ES @ Bikini Barcelona
Mon, June 3 Brussels, BE @ AB
Wed, June 5 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Thur, June 6 Eindhoven, NL @Effenaar
Fri, June 7 Hamburg, DE @ Knust
Sat, June 8 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Mon, June 10 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
Wed, June 12 Helsinki, FI @ Tayastia
Fri, June 14 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms (Tickets)
Sat, June 15 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor (Tickets)
Mon, June 17 Birmingham, UK @ Academy  (Tickets)
Tue, June 18 Bristol, UK @ Academy (Tickets)
Wed, June 19 London, UK @ Islington Academy (Tickets)

North America

Sat, July 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Tue, July 16 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Wed, July 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thur, July 18 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
Fri, July 19 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
Tue, July 23 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore Theatre
Wed, July 24 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Sat, July 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Hendry Fonda Theatre
Sun, July 28 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

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