Photo courtesy Kate Seavey

The original lineup of Bauhaus roared back to life Sunday night at the Hollywood Palladium, as Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins came together for the first time in 13 years for the first of three planned reunion shows at the Los Angeles venue.

The band, which plays the Palladium again Monday and on Dec. 1, performed a 19-song set, beginning with its cover of John Cale’s “Rosegarden Funeral of Sores” and ending with three more covers: a debut of Iggy Pop’s “Sister Midnight,” plus Marc Bolan’s “Telegram Sam” and David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust.”

In between, Bauhaus played a set heavy on fan favorites (“Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” “She’s in Parties”) and material from its debut In the Flat Field, which was released exactly 39 years ago today. There were also three big rarities: the first performances of “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes” since 1982 and “The Three Shadows, Part II” and “Spy in the Cab” since 1983.

Originally splitting in 1983, Bauhaus first reunited for well-received tours in 1998 and then again in 2005, but the group had not played live since it finished its European tour in early 2006. The band followed that up with a new album, Go Away White, 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.

It’s not yet known if they’ll play more than these three Hollywood dates.

Below, check out tonight’s setlist and some fan-shot video and photos from the show.

 

Bauhaus, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, 11/3/19

1. “Rosegarden Funeral of Sores” (John Cale cover)
2. “Double Dare”
3. “In The Flat Field”
4. “A God in an Alcove”
5. “In Fear of Fear”
6. “Spy in the Cab”
7. “Terror Couple Kill Colonel”
8. “Swing the Heartache”
9. “She’s In Parties”
10. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
11. “Kick In The Eye”
12. “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes”
13. “Stigmata Martyr”
14. “Silent Hedges”
15. “Dark Entries”

Encore:
16. “The Three Shadows, Part II”
17. “Sister Midnight” (Iggy Pop cover)
18. “Telegram Sam” (T. Rex cover)
19. “Ziggy Stardust” (David Bowie cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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