Peter Murphy still can’t get to San Francisco, reschedules (and doubles up) more shows

Still waiting in Turkey for his U.S. visa to be approved, Peter Murphy has now rescheduled four more concerts of his planned 15-night residency in San Francisco, doubling up shows on three nights of the run to cram 12 concerts into 15 nights at The Chapel venue.

The run of shows, at which Murphy is playing his solo albums in full, should have started last week, but now — after rescheduling this weekend’s concerts — is slated to open next Tuesday.

A note posted to Murphy’s Facebook page this morning says:

“Peter would like to express his gratitude to his amazing fans for their continuing support and understanding. He is excited to play these incredible shows for you and cannot wait to get here. Everyone involved continues to do everything they can, with a keen understanding of the great difficulty this has caused for many.”

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 that forced him call off the run.

The concerts will find Murphy performing “a retrospective of his greatest solo albums in their entirety,” as well as three once-concluding nights — now in the middle of the rejiggered run — 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.”

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

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

 

 

Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency:

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 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Ninth’)
Feb. 10 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Holy Smoke’)
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. 17 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
Feb. 17 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
Feb. 19 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
Feb. 19 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Should the World Fail to Fall Apart’)

 

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7 Comments

  • Scott R Stalcup

    Anyone else thinking Pete and Mozzer should tour together? Opening band: Spinal Tap!

     
  • Heather

    while the entire situation is getting pretty ridiculous, i have to laugh a little at the headline (“someone help PM escape”). hopefully, he’ll be here next week.

     
  • Nortley

    On a scale of one to ten that idea goes to eleven!

     
    • Scott R Stalcup

      All gather onstage at the end for that Buzzcocks chestnut, “Something’s Gone Wrong Again.”

       
  • The February 6 show has now been re-scheduled.

     
  • “To all good people having planned to attend the SF Residency:
    The entire residency is now being moved to a June/July period, the details of which are being finalized as we speak.
    Look out for the official detailed post that will be released shortly.”

     
 

 

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