Reunions — September 10, 2019 at 7:38 am

Undead, undead, undead: Bauhaus reunites for first concert in 13 years this November

Goth-rock legends Bauhaus will reunite for their first concert in 13 years this November, a performance at the Hollywood Palladium that comes after the band seemingly had split into competing camps in recent years, with bassist David J touring with frontman Peter Murphy and guitarist Daniel Ash teaming up with drummer Kevin Haskins as Poptone.

The band — featuring all four original members — will perform at the 5,000-capacity Los Angeles venue on Nov. 3. Tickets, priced at $79.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. PST on Friday, Sept. 13.

No other concerts have been announced, nor has any explanation been offered for the reunion, which is being revealed just weeks after Murphy suffered a heart attack during a run of New York City shows.

Bauhaus first reunited for well-received tours in 1998 and then again in 2005, but the group has not played live since it finished its European tour in early 2006. The band followed that up with a new album, Go Away White, which was released in 2008. But that also marked Bauhaus’s end, as the group crumbled in acrimony and didn’t tour or promote the new record.

In recent years, Ash and Haskins have toured as Poptone, performing sets largely comprised of their Tones on Tail material, but also featuring selections by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. David J joined Murphy last year on his tour celebrating 40 years of Bauhaus.

 

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3 Comments

  1. I am expecting this to be helping to cover Murphy’s medical expenses.

  2. Scott Stalcup

    Funny old thing, mortality.
    Hopefully they’ll finally realize, “We’re a stronger unit together than fragmented.” Saw them in 2004 sandwiched between Peaches and NIN. Left before NIN took the stage. No point in waiting for The Monkees to come on after The Beatles.

    Great show. Sorry they had to deal with the Indianapolis crowd. No coincidence that the city’s name shares the same first four letters as “indifference.”

  3. Great news. Those four have unbelievable chemistry when they are able to be in the same room together. I was wondering if events would merge since David J was performing with Murphy and the other two sprang up as Poptone. I also saw them open for Nine Inch Nails, which seemed absurd because they were and are the better band by an infinite amount.

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