It’s yet to be officially announced, but Peter Murphy will return to the U.S. this spring for what appears to be a full tour called “Peter Murphy Celebrates 35 Years of Bauhaus,” which will find the band’s former frontman performing concerts comprised solely of Bauhaus material.

So far, ticketing and venue sites confirm Murphy will play all-Bauhaus shows in at least four cities in Texas, Florida and Illinois in late April and early May (see dates below) — while a San Diego-area concert is also confirmed for late July, but it’s not clear whether that’s part of the Bauhaus anniversary trek.

A number of Mexican websites also report that Murphy will play the FMX Festival de Mexico on May 18.

Murphy, who has toured the U.S. multiple times since the release of his 2011 album Ninth, last December performed an all-Bauhaus set at a pair of one-off year-end shows in Santa Ana, Calif., which also included a concert dedicated to a rare full performance of his 1989 album Deep.

Murphy and the rest of Bauhaus reunited for several tours between 1998 and 2006, but the band imploded for what appears to be a final time during the recording of Go Away White, its fifth album, which was released in 2008 and was the group’s first in 23 years.

UPDATE 3/6/13:  Peter Murphy this evening formally announced the Mr. Moonlight Tour: Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus, which will take him to North America and Europe this year. See full dates below.

In a news release, Murphy says, “Since 2006, I have included my Bauhaus work into my solo work as a way of tipping my hat to my own audience…those who discovered my early work as well as new and old fans of those years strong wishes to hear the music of my band crackle and spark in the live arena. Being the foremost advocate of this Bauhaus work, I decided the time was ripe to at last give a pure Bauhaus experience in one Mr. Moonlight world tour. Mr. Moonlight is alive and well, don’t doubt it.”


Peter Murphy’s Mr. Moonlight Tour: Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus:

April 22: The Korova, San Antonio, TX
April 23: The Belmont, Austin, TX
April 24: Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
April 26: Numbers, Houston, TX
April 27: Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
April 28: Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL
April 30: Grand Central, Miami, FL
May 1: The Orpheum, Tampa, FL
May 2: Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
May 3: Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.
May 4: U Street Music Hall, Washington, D.C.
May 5: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
May 7: Webster Hall, New York, NY
May 9: The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
May 10: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
May 11: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
May 12: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
May 13: Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
May 15: Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
May 16: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
May 18: FMX Festival de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

May 22: Christuskirche, Bochum, DE
May 23: Substage, Karlsruhe, DE
May 24: Komplex Klub, Zurich, CH
May 26: Orion, Rome, IT
May 27: Magazzini Generali, Milan, IT
May 29: Sala Arena, Madrid, ES
May 30: Coliseum, Lisbon, PT
June 1: Bikini Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
June 3: AB, Brussels, BE
June 5: Trabendo, Paris, FR
June 6: Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL
June 7: Knust, Hamburg, DE
June 8: Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
June 10: Debaser Medis, Stockholm, SE
June 12: Tayastia, Helsinki, FI
June 14: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
June 15: Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
June 17: Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
June 18: Academy, Bristol, UK
June 19: Islington Academy, London, UK

July 13: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
July 14: TBA, Albuquerque, NM
July 16: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
July 17: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
July 18: Visual Arts Collective, Garden City, ID
July 19: Showbox Theatre, Seattle, WA
July 20: TBA, Vancouver, BC
July 21: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
July 23: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
July 24: Las Vegas Country Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
July 27: Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
July 28: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA






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