Peter Murphy to Celebrate 35 Years of Bauhaus On Upcoming Tour

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 at 11:23 am by

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Peter Murphy/Photo: Thomas Tadeus Bak (Courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group)

Peter Murphy is set to toast to the legacy of his former band, Bauhaus, in spring and summer jaunts around North America and Europe in the “Mr. Moonlight Tour: Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus Tour.”

The iconic frontman founded the English post-punk outfit with Daniel Ash (guitar), David J. (bass) and Kevin Haskins (drums) in 1978 and for the next five years, the goth foursome would cement their place in the post-punk canon thanks to cult favorites such as “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” “She’s In Parties,” and their rendition of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust.” Honestly, a Bauhaus best of list is pretty much endless, as tunes like “Sanity Assassin,“Double Dare,” and “In the Flat Field” are equally brilliant.

“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,” Murphy said in a press release. “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.”

We’ve seen Murphy reunite with his Bauhaus bandmates a couple times in recent years, first being in 1998 for the monumental “Resurrection Tour.” Seven years later, they’d come together on the Coachella stage, and subsequent tours of North America and Europe followed. In 2008, Bauhaus issued the group’s first studio album in 23 years with Go Away White. But shortly thereafter, Murphy and Co. would disband once more, and the “Cuts You Up” singer continued on with his solo career and releasing Ninth in 2011.

Mr. Moonlight descends on Gotham on Tuesday, May 7 at Webster Hall.

Here’s a look back at the band at Hammerstein Ballroom performing “Spirit” in 1998.

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