Bauhaus circa 2008 | Photo by Anton Corbijn

Bauhaus closed out its three-night reunion at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday night by saving a surprise for the end of the night: the band’s first performance of its cover of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle” since its first reunion tour in 1998 — and only its second airing since 1983.

The band — Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins — only tinkered slightly with the set it performed on Nov. 3 and 4, dropping “Kick in the Eye” and “The Three Shadows, Part II” but keeping “The Passion of Lovers,” which was added to the set on the second night.

Then came a second encore of “Third Uncle,” not played by Bauhaus since a stop in Portugal on the penultimate night of 1998’s Resurrection Tour, and, before that, in England in the summer of 1983.

Check out video of the “Third Uncle” performance via Mitchel Wilson — and the full setlist — below.

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.

There have been no announcements of further Bauhaus reunion activity.

 

 

Bauhaus, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, 12/1/19

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. “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes”
12. “Stigmata Martyr”
13. “Silent Hedges”
14. “The Passion of Lovers”
14. “Dark Entries”

Encore:
16. “Sister Midnight” (Iggy Pop cover)
17. “Telegram Sam” (T. Rex cover)
18. “Ziggy Stardust” (David Bowie cover)

Encore 2:
19. “Third Uncle” (Brian Eno cover)

 

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