Peter Murphy again delays opening of trouble-plagued San Francisco residency

The opening of Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency has been pushed back yet again, with tonight’s concert bumped to later in the run as the singer remains stuck in Istanbul as his visa application is held up in what the venue calls a rare “random administrative processing” procedure.

UPDATE: Wednesday night’s concert is now bumped, too. It’s been rescheduled to Feb. 19.

With further schedule reshuffling, the former Bauhaus frontman is now slated to play 15 concerts in 17 18 nights at The Chapel, beginning with a performance of Deep Should the World Fail to Fall Apart in its entirety on Wednesday Thursday night.

Here’s part of an email the venue sent to fans who had tickets to tonight’s now-rescheduled performance:

Due to the unforeseen governmental delay in the processing of Peter’s visa application, Tuesday January 30th’s performance of “Deep” will unfortunately be rescheduled to Monday, February 12th. This is a situation we are taking very seriously, as it also has extremely severe implications for our business and staff, and want to make sure that we keep our customers informed and aware by being as transparent as possible. Peter’s visa is still held up in a “random administrative processing” procedure with the government, which is rare, and we are seeking information literally minute by minute and throwing everything we can behind speeding this process up.

Murphy’s plans for a San Francisco residency have been trouble-plagued from the start. The concerts originally were announced to take place last June and July, but were rescheduled to 2018 after issues arose with the singer’s vocal chords.

The concerts will find Murphy performing “a retrospective of his greatest solo albums in their entirety,” as well as three concluding nights devoted to Bauhaus material, at which Murphy will be joined by has former bandmate David J to play bass in his band.

The rescheduled run was supposed to have started last week, but The Chapel first said it was preemptively re-rescheduling the Jan. 23 and 24 opening of the residency, and combining them as a single show on Feb. 1, due to “unforeseen governmental delay in the processing of Peter’s visa application including the shutdown of the federal government.”

Then, last Friday’s concert was canceled as Murphy remained stuck in Istanbul. And then the weekend shows, too, were bumped, with the blame now assigned to a diplomatic spat.

See the full dates, as of now, at least, below.

 

Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency:

Feb. 1: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Should the World Fail to Fall Apart’)
Feb. 2: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
Feb. 3: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
Feb. 4: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Holy Smoke’)
Feb. 6: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Love Hysteria’)
Feb. 7: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Cascade’)
Feb. 8: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Love Hysteria’)
Feb. 9: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Dust’)
Feb. 10: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Ninth’)
Feb. 11: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (‘Stripped’ tour show)
Feb. 12: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’ with special ‘Love Hysteria’ encore)
Feb. 14: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Bauhaus classics with David J)
Feb. 15: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Bauhaus classics with David J)
Feb. 16: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Bauhaus classics with David J)
Feb. 19: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)

 

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4 Comments

  • Good luck.

     
  • Nortely

    Sigh. I’m starting to think that this just ins;t meant to be.

     
  • Dear Peter Murphy “Deep” 1/31 ticket holders,

    Due to the unforeseen governmental delay in the processing of Peter’s visa application, Wednesday January 31st’s performance of “Deep” will unfortunately be rescheduled to Monday, February 19th.

    This is a situation we are taking very seriously, as it also has extremely severe implications for our business and staff, and want to make sure that we keep our customers informed and aware by being as transparent as possible. Peter’s visa is still held up in a “random administrative processing” procedure with the government, which is rare, and we are seeking information literally minute by minute and throwing everything we can behind speeding this process up.

    All tickets purchased for the 1/30 show will transfer to this new date – so there is no action necessary on your part, you can simply check in with your original ticket on 2/19. Full refunds will be granted if you are unable to make the new date, and if you prefer to attend a different date we will happily work to accommodate your request (where show capacity allows).

     
  • In other news, Morrissey canceled a previously rescheduled concert.

     
 

 

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