Posted in music | tour dates on March 5, 2013

Peter Murphy @ The Well, Sept. 2012 (more by Harriet Roberts)

Peter Murphy will be celebrating Bauhaus' 35th Anniversary with a tour this year where he'll perform a set solely comprised of his old band's material. Too bad he couldn't coax his bandmates Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins (aka Love & Rockets) to reunite as they did for Bauhaus' 20th anniversary in 1998 (anyone go to either/both of the Hammerstein Ballroom shows?). For some, though, Murphy digging deep into Bauhaus's catalog will be good enough. The tour will hit NYC on May 7 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (3/6) at noon with the regular on-sale happening on Friday at noon.

All tour dates are listed, plus their entire 1998 "Gotham" concert video, below...

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Bauhaus - "Gotham"

Peter Murphy - Bauhaus 2013 Tour Dates
April 23: The Belmont, Austin, TX
April 24: Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
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 7: Webster Hall, New York, NY
May 9: The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
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
July 13: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, CA
July 23: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
July 28: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

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Comments (36)

I saw one of those Hammerstein shows. And in Boston. I thought they were awesome. But no thanks on this one. An entire set of Bauhaus without the rest of the guys? No.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 11:04 AM

I went to one of the hammerstein shows, and it was a dream come true. One of my top ten shows of all time

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 11:48 AM

have seen bauhaus a few times and loved it. peter murphy solo is a snooze. this is a pretty lame idea.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 11:55 AM

saw them at Nokia, times square...

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:02 PM

If it's a lame idea then you're obviously not a real fan. Comparable shows are Peter Hook playing both Unknown Pleasures and Closer without the rest of Joy Division and I can assure you it was not lame. Will definitely be attending NYC date.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:05 PM

^agreed. Saw Hooky two summers ago at the Gramercy Theatre. Fucking great show. I'll be there for you too, Murphy. ;)

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:07 PM

yeah i thought that peter hook thing was pretty lame, too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:24 PM

and don't give me that "you're not a real fan if you don't like whatever the egotistical one does with a scab band because he can't play nice with the other members" bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:25 PM

It takes a really lame person to call a show like that lame. Go back to Coachella and stay there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:30 PM

Nice burn. Like anyone going to Coachella cares about Bauhaus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:33 PM

Wait, didn't he just tell you to go back there?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:38 PM

I just think it's pretty despicable as a fan and shitty to say that a valid member of the band performing the songs he helped create would be lame. He has every right to perform these songs and doesn't need your high and mighty bullshit anyways :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:38 PM

Furthermore, what about Morrissey perfoming Smiths songs at his solo shows??

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:41 PM

Now here's the rub (see what I did there?). It's one thing to play a few songs you helped create in your sets- but Bauhaus have always been a tumultous band and Murphy's history with the rest of the guys has always been rocky. It's unfortunate that they can't get along enough to tour these songs, and I think, if Murphy's solo shows (which I've been to several) can attest, his solo material just isn't as strong and the crowds keep getting smaller. It comes off like a desperate move to get a group of lesser musicians who have no stake in this material to celebrate an otherwise awesome career. 35 years? 20 years, 25 I get, but what's so special about 35 years except maybe I want to cash in on my band's legacy without making amends with everyone else in the band to do it properly?

I saw both Nokia theatre shows and a few of the NIN/Bahaus gigs the next year, and while the chemistry just wasn't there, it was much more vital than seeing Murphy perform Bauhaus songs on a much smaller scale over these past few years. So, trolling comments aside, and as a fan, this doesn't appeal at all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:48 PM

*this doesn't appeal at all - TO YOU. Don't just write-off an experience another fan might have just because you haven't been impressed with the last shows you went to. I know it's hard to imagine that other people would want to go since you don't. I guess someone is still stuck in the egotistical stage.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 12:54 PM

So my opinion is invalid because it's a negative one, and yours is valid because you're excited about it? That's not really how subjectivity works.

Let's break it down via recordings:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bURSKUOlAPE

This solo band (hahaha The Mission) can't hold a candle to the original band, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paMbMLkBGzU

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 1:00 PM

I saw both Hammerstein shows in '98 and the show at Nokia, whenever that was. The '98 tour was so much better.

The comparisons between this and Hook doing Joy Division are a bit off. At least Murphy was the vocalist of Bauhaus, hearing Hook sing Curtis holds no appeal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 1:26 PM

C A S H
wait for it
G R A B

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 2:00 PM

12:33 - Hate to break it to ya but Bauhaus played Coachella.

Also, the Hooky Joy Division thing was a travesty and the epitome of a cash grab.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 2:19 PM

W H O

C A R E S.

things change especially in over a decade since you saw him. Perhaps the appeal of Hooky is different but ya know maybe people do care to see a band, even just a member, because they didn't get to. Obviously you're just a true fan for going to multiple shows before 2010.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 2:48 PM

The point is that the new solo band is weak and Bauhaus will forever wipe the floor with them, regardless of if was 1981, 1998, or 2005. If the new band is good enough for you, then go nuts, little gothling!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 2:50 PM

if they got together 15 years ago, why don't they do it again? did they have another falling out during that tour? might go because I never got to see bauhaus and it would be cool to hear their tunes live

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 3:45 PM

They got together again in 2005 for a few dates, a new record, and then promptly split up again... One of the more annoyingly bitter bands in history.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 3:47 PM

Hmm, Let me first say that when Peter comes to NYC, regardless of venue, setlist, etc., I will most certainly be there, just like I will be here!

It would be a beautiful engagement for the rest of the band (who are very much partly responsible for the construction of so many Bauhaus songs) to be there, but for whatever reason, it's not going to happen. Let’s also not forget that we don't know all of the details involved and to assume that Peter is "cashing in" is just ridiculous.

If anyone should be cashing in on the Bauhaus legacy based on fundage, the other members could benefit much more than Peter.

Since Unshattered, Peter has been a machine. And based on a conversation I had with him, he's much more open to fans that didn't cross over from Bauhaus to Peter. In his words, "that's great, so there was no pretence."

I'm rambling now. Peter is a phenomonom. Wish the others would be there, but that sure as hell isn't stopping me from going.

All of you people who commented about not wanting to go, I agree with the other who mentioned "real fan." If you were a real fan, you'd take what you can get and find yourself over the moon that after 8 years of constant touring: Unshattered, Retrospective, Secret Covers, Ninth, J and R Record Store, and the Bauhaus tour in 06, and several albums, that he will once again grace us with his presence. Be happy. And personally, being that David and Peter and supposedly close, I’m praying he shows up.
I predict one or more of the originals will make some kind of appearance. Probably NYC or LA but let’s all cross our fingers that it’s NYC!! LOL

Richie

Posted by Richie | March 5, 2013 4:28 PM

Thank you Richie!! Someone finally gets it!! Glad you'll be at the show and will appreciate it! :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 5:00 PM

he shouldn't do it so soon after Bela Lugosi's death

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2013 6:02 PM

you're not true

Posted by hartcaff | March 5, 2013 10:59 PM

was at hammerstein. one of the best shows i've ever seen and certainly as good a reunion show as could be imagined.
halfway thru my wife, who wasn't all that familiar with them, said of the crowd 'these people are dressed like vampires', to which i replied 'honey, these people ARE vampires'.

as for this show, it would be great if he assembled a band of veteran rockers who lived for bauhaus, like eric avery or the like. if the band's good, i think the show will be great. saw a daniel ash show about 10 years ago in New Orleans. it was astonishingly great.

Posted by tubro | March 5, 2013 11:40 PM

12:33-If it wasn't for Bauhaus and other bands from that era, there would be no Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 9:44 AM

If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 10:15 AM

All dates are not listed ;)

Posted by Visual Arts Collective | March 6, 2013 4:50 PM

How can Peter Murphy live be lame?

Posted by Jeff | March 7, 2013 1:15 PM

Because Bauhaus WITHOUT ALL ORIGINAL bandmates IS lame and this tour is STUPID - Not sure what he is trying to prove, but he needs to chill out and stop touring for a bit before something bad really happens!

Posted by Jeffrey | March 31, 2013 6:14 AM

Missed the 22 date at the Korova in San Antonio tx
Going to see it Monday can't wait

Posted by Vicdigital | April 20, 2013 10:01 AM

'twas a very good show" reminded me of early bauhaus, even without the pretense of the collective, who needs all that ego again, it's peters swan to bauhaus .... Go see it 4 the last x!

Posted by Jtitts | May 11, 2013 4:03 AM

the iPods

Posted by the iPods | May 11, 2013 7:50 AM

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