Dali's Car, circa 1984

Former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy shocked his fans today by announcing that he’s reuniting this September with ailing ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn to record a second Dalis Car album — the short-lived group’s first and only new record since 1984’s The Waking Hour.

In a brief video posted on his Facebook page, Murphy revealed that this summer’s Dirty Dirt Tour will “be continuing in small parts until November when we have to play South America.” The only new dates announced are Sept. 9 at the Festa do Leitao in Augeda, Portugal, and Oct. 31 at the Sinner’s Day Festival in Hasselt, Belgium.

Following the Portuguese festival, Murphy said he’ll travel to London “to continue writing,” and that one of the sessions he has planned is “recording with Mick Karn for a Dalis Car second album.” Murphy said the two are “going to spend a week or so writing and laying down tracks. That’s going to be fantastic — and Mick’s very happy to do that,” Murphy added. “It’ll be the first time that we’ve seen each other since ’83, and it’s going to be a pleasure. We’ve been talking and it’s been great.”

Murphy made no mention of Paul Vincent Lawford, who handled electronics and percussion in the group, which Murphy and Karn formed after they left Bauhaus and Japan, respectively. Nor did he address Karn’s health; the musician announced in June that he has been diagnosed with advance-stage cancer. Karn’s supporters are collecting money to help pay for his treatment here.

See video of Dalis Car on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ after the jump…



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