Anniversary, Tour Dates — July 31, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Peter Murphy and David J to play ‘In the Flat Field’ on tour celebrating Bauhaus’ 40th anniversary

Photo via David J Haskins on Facebook

As promised last monthPeter Murphy will embark on a world tour later this year with ex-bandmate David J to celebrate 40 years of their former band Bauhaus, a tour that will see the duo performing In the Flat Field in full in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.K.

Dubbed “40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration,” the tour — billed as Peter Murphy featuring David J — will open Oct. 18 in Wellington, N.Z., and run through Dec. 15 in Greece, with more dates to be announced.

David J also is playing two U.K. solo shows — Aug. 25 in London and Aug. 26 in Wellingborough — ahead of the tour with Murphy; see his site for details.

RELATED:  Watch Peter Murphy and David J perform Bauhaus set in Mexico this past April

The two ex-bandmates will perform Bauhaus’ 1980 debut album in full each night plus “an extended encore of Bauhaus classics,” according to a tour announcement. They will not be joined by the other half of Bauhaus, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, who currently perform together as Poptone.

It’s not yet known if the duo are planning to bring the tour to the U.S.; Murphy famously has been unable to get a visa to travel here for a thrice-postponed residency in San Francisco.

Murphy also announced that colored-vinyl Bauhaus reissues are due out later this year.

Check out the full tour dates below.


Peter Murphy’s 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration featuring David J

Oct. 18: Wellington NZ@ San Fran
Oct. 19: Christchurch NZ@ Foundry
Oct. 20: Auckland NZ @ Powerstation
Oct. 22: Adelaide AU @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct. 25: Brisbane AU @ The Zoo
Oct. 26: Melbourne AU @ Max Watts
Oct. 27: Sydney AU @ The Factory
Oct. 28: Perth AU @ The Capitol Theatre

Nov. 6: St Petersburg RS @ Aurora Hall
Nov. 7: Moscow RS @ Glavclub
Nov. 9: Belgrade RS @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov. 10: Frankfurt DE @ Das Bett
Nov. 12: Zurich CH @ Mascotte
Nov. 14: Paris FR @ Bataclan
Nov. 18: Madrid ES @ La Riviera
Nov. 19: Barcelona ES @ Razzmataz
Nov. 21: Rome IT @ Orion Live Club
Nov. 22: Milan IT @ Fabrique
Nov. 23: Munich DE @ Ampere
Nov. 24: Bochum DE @ Christuskirche
Nov. 26: Wroclaw POL @ A2
Nov. 27: Berlin DE @ Columbia Theater
Nov. 28: Hamburg DE @ Knust

Dec. 4: Manchester UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec. 5: Glasgow UK @ SWG3
Dec. 6: Northampton UK @ Roadmender
Dec. 8: Leeds UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec. 9: London UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

Dec. 11: Copenhagen DK @ Store Vega
Dec. 12: Stockholm SW @ Nalen
Dec. 14: Athens GR @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec. 15: Thessaloniki GR @ Principal Club Theater





  1. Surprising that David J will tour with Peter Murphy after David’s account in his bio on Peter’s odd and unacceptable diva-like behavior. This screams cash cow.

    • Can’t deny that the dosh is part of the picture but the best of it for me personally is that it is reconciliatory and after our recent festival gig in Mexico there is a very positive spirit abroad. I’m very much into playing this music again!

  2. Thanks David for being so candid! Here’s to hoping you can play these shows in the US if the bureaucratic issues get sorted.

  3. HalloweenJack

    So every five years, Peter is doing his Bauhaus celebration (Mr. Moonlight)…
    Glad to see these two getting along and playing the music that made so many happy but why not join forces with Poptone and really make this a celebration for the dosh? Or is that cheque in another five years?
    Either way, good on you and hope to catch a gig (PS encore should contain “Black Stone Heart”).

  4. Scott R Stalcup

    Getting the feeling Peter and David and Poptone are going to be the dueling postpunk versions of Yes.

    Ah well, more music to go-’round.

  5. Blackstone Heart seconded

  6. Phillip Ashcroft aka Planet Swerve

    Lovely to hear the honesty of David J. I’m part way through his book at the moment. And yeh, Peter Murphy doesn’t come over the best, however at no time is David malicious or judgemental, more observational about Mr Murphy’s behaviours. But you can’t have light without the dark in any of us, and the diva-esque behaviour of PM helped to make him a great front man. Besides, when I’m enjoying this gig in Manchester, I won’t be giving a stuff about anything else. I last saw them in a basement club in Halifax circa 1983 – Burning from the Inside tour.

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