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Peter Murphy preps new LP and tour dates; David J adds second NYC show; Daniel Ash working on new album

by Bill Pearis

Peter Murphy’s ‘Lion’ cover art
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Peter Murphy will release his 10th album, Lion, this summer. Produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth, the album doesn’t have a North American release date yet but will be out in the UK on June 2. You can stream song samples over at Amazon.co.uk. Opening cut “Hang Up” will be released — in dub form — as a Record Store Day 7″ with non-LP song “I’m on Your Side” on the flip.

While a full tour hasn’t been announced yet, tour dates have started to pop up, including NYC at Irving Plaza on June 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all known dates are listed below.

David J & The Gentlemen
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In related news, Murphy’s old Bauhaus bandmate David J has added a second NYC show on his tour. In addition the full-band show Pianos on April 19, he’ll do an acoustic show at Grand Victory on April 17 with Azar Swan opening. Tickets for the Grand Victory and Pianos shows are on sale now. In addition to songs from his new solo album (and previous ones), he’s also been peppering his sets with Love & Rockets songs such as “No New Tale to Tell” and “The Dog-End of a Day Gone By” as well.

Azar Swan, meanwhile, recently released a cover of Marianne Faithful’s “Broken English” and you can stream that below.

And finally, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus/L&R/Tones on Tails (and one of post-punk’s more underrated guitarists) currently has a Plegemusic campaign to fund an album titled Stripped, that will featuring acoustic versions of some of Ash’s best-known songs from his previous bands.

All Peter Murphy and David J dates are listed, along the the ‘Lion’ tracklist and Azar Swan stream, below…

Peter Murphy – Lion tracklist:
1. “Hang Up”
2. “I Am My Own Name”
3. “Low Tar Stars”
4. “I’m On Your Side”
5. “Compression”
6. “Holy Clown”
7. “The Rose”
8. “The Ghost of Shokan Lake”
9. “Eliza”
10. “Loctaine”
11. “Lion”

Peter Murphy – 2014 Tour Dates
5/22 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
5/23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
5/24 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
5/27 Austin, TX Belmont Theater
5/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
5/29 Houston, TX Scout Bar
5/31 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
6/1 Gainesville, FL Highdive
6/3 Miami, FL Grand Central
6/4 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater
6/6 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
6/7 Charlotte, NC Tremont Theater
6/8 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
6/9 New York, NY Irving Plaza
6/11 Hamden, CT The Outer Space
6/12 Boston, MA Paradise Club
6/13 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
6/14 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
6/16 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
6/17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
6/18 St Louis, MO Firebird
6/20 Chicago, IL Double Door
6/21 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
6/22 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
6/24 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
6/25 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
6/27 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
6/28 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
6/29 Portland, OR Star Theater
7/1 San Francisco, CA Regency Theater
7/2 San Diego, CA Belly-Up Tavern
7/3 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theater
7/5 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theater

David J – 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 17 The Grand Victory (Acoustic Show) – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ
Apr 19 Pianos – New York, NY
Apr 22 Coopérative les Katacömbes – Montreal, Canada
Apr 23 Zaphod’s – Ottawa, Canada
Apr 24 Lee’s – Toronto, Canada
Apr 25 Artiface – DJ GIG Las Vegas, NV
Apr 26 Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
Apr 27 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 28 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

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