Peter Murphy’s Bauhaus Adventure

The iconic British rocker returns to his early years with a three-month tour of U.S. and Europe for which he’ll play only Bauhaus material.  Beginning in Texas, the plan for Peter Murphy’s “Mr. Moonlight Tour” is U.S., Europe and more U.S.

Photo: Thomas Tadeus Bak

Celebrating 35 years of the band he helped form with Daniel Ash and David J. in 1978, Murphy’s return to the post-punk gothic years of Bauhaus honors the band that flashed way to briefly before breaking up in 1983.  Since then, Bauhaus has reformed twice – 1998 and 2005.  Although Murphy has kept the spirit alive by incorporating the material into his own solo shows, the upcoming tour taking its name from the band’s “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?” marks the first time he’ll play nothing but Bauhaus.

“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,” Murphy said.  “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.”

April 22 – Austin, Texas, The Belmont
April 23 – San Antonio, Texas, The Korova
April 24 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater
April 26 – Houston, Texas, Numbers
April 27 – Baton Rouge, La., Spanish Moon
April 28 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
April 30 – Miami, Fla., Grand Central
May 1 – Tampa, Fla., Orpheum
May 2 – Atlanta, Ga., Terminal West
May 3 – Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall
May 4 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall
May 5 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
May 7 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
May 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre
May 10 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace
May 11 – Buffalo, N.Y., Town Ballroom
May 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 14 – Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick
May 15 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
May 16 – Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

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Metro / Smart Bar, Chicago, Ill.

May 22 – Bochum, Germany, Christuskirche
May 23 – Karlsruhe, Germany, Substage
May 24 – Zurich, Switzerland, Komplex 457
May 26 – Rome, Italy, Orion Club
May 27 – Milan, Italy, Magazzini Generali
May 29 – Madrid, Spain, Sala Arena
May 40 – Lisbon, Portugal,  Coliseu Lisboa
June 1 – Barcelona, Spain, Bikini
June 3 – Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
June 5 – Paris, France, Le Trabendo
June 6 – Eindhoven, Netherlands, Effenaar
June 7 – Hamburg, Germany, Knust
June 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Loppen
June 10 – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Medis
June 12 – Helsinki, Finland, Tavastia – Klubi
June 14 – Nottingham, England, The Rescue Rooms
June 15 – Glasgow, Scotland, Oran Mor
June 17 – Birmingham, England, O2 Academy Birmingham 2
June 18 – Bristol, England, Academy Bristol
June 19 – London, England, O2 Academy Islington

Photo: David Robert
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nev.

July 13 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
July 16 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
July 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
July 18 – Garden City, Idaho, Visual Arts Collective
July 19 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
July 23 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
July 24 – Las Vegas, Nev., LVCS
July 27 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
July 28 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

Some markets go on sale this weekend.  Visit Peter Murphy’s Facebook page for more information.