Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy today announced he’s being forced to postpone his 15-night residency at The Chapel in San Francisco until 2018 after nodules were discovered on his vocal cords that will necessitate treatment and an extended period of recovery.
Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy will perform a 15-night residency at The Chapel in San Francisco in June and July, performing “a retrospective of his greatest solo albums in their entirety” along with a handful of classic tracks from his prior band. Tickets for the concerts go on sale Monday.
Peter Murphy returns with brand-new music late this spring as he releases his much-anticipated 10th album Lion, an 11-track collection produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth that the former Bauhaus frontman previewed in rough form over the PA before concerts on his 2013 tour.
Up to 40 Peter Murphy fans will get the first crack at hearing the former Bauhaus frontman’s forthcoming album Lion next month when the singer hosts a private listening party “at a secret location in the Los Angeles area,” with the promise of “an unprecedented discussion between artist and audience.”
Peter Murphy may be out on the road celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus with sets filled entirely by music performed by his old band, but he’s looking forward as well as he works on the follow-up to his 2011 album Ninth, a new record called Lion that’s being produced by Youth and is expected to arrive sometime in early 2014.
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.
Turns out Peter Murphy is not quite done promoting his 2011 album Ninth: The former Bauhaus frontman this week debuted the third video culled from the record, a live performance clip filmed last June in Buenos Aires for the song “Velocity Bird.” The Gaby Smiths-filmed video can be seen here.
Peter Murphy will wrap up his extensive touring in support of 2011’s Ninth with “a final run of intimate shows” in the western U.S. this August — including a previously announced club gig in Hollywood as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival — plus one last show in New York.
As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out our fourth and final days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite music of the year. Today, we bring you the big one: The best albums of 2011.
Peter Murphy embarks on another U.S. tour on Thursday, and in advance of that, he spoke to Slicing Up Eyeballs about the making of ‘Ninth,’ how that record drew inspiration from the Bauhaus reunion album ‘Go Away White’ and how he re-teamed with Mick Karn to make a new Dalis Car EP prior to the bassist’s death.
To promote the release this week of Peter Murphy’s new six-track digital EP ‘The Secret Bees of Ninth,’ the folks over at RollingStone.com are offering a free download of the collection’s opening song, ‘Gaslit,’ which previously appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of ‘Ninth.’
Peter Murphy next week will release ‘The Secret Bees of Ninth,’ a six-track digital-only EP that features the previously unreleased songs ‘Rose Hunter,’ ‘Good Works’ and ‘Secret,’ plus bonus and extended tracks from his most recent studio album, ‘Ninth.’
Peter Murphy this week released the second music video from his current album ‘Ninth,’ a fairly straightforward performance clip for the single ‘Seesaw Sway,’ which you can see here. The video follows one made for ‘I Spit Roses’ earlier this year, and precedes the former Bauhaus’ leader’s tour of Europe and return to the U.S. this fall.