Peter Murphy To Undergo Vocal Cord Treatment

Gloomy news for the Godfather of Goth – Peter Murphy has been forced to postpone his San Francisco residency to 2018 because he needs to undergo treatment for a serious issue on his vocal cords.

Peter Murphy
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– Peter Murphy
Thalia Hall, Chicago, Ill.

An announcement from his PR rep explains that during a routine checkup Murphy’s doctor discovered nodules on his vocal cords. English musician will be undergoing treatment followed by an extended period of recovery.

The residency at San Francisco’s The Chapel scheduled for June and July had been pushed back to January. The gigs will now take place Jan. 23-24, 26-28, 31 and Feb. 2-4, 7, 9-11, 14-15. The last two shows are booked as “Mr. Moonlight (Bauhuas Classic)” performances and will go on sale April 28.

Ticketholders who want to attend the rescheduled gigs don’t have to take any action. Refunds are available to fans who can’t attend the new dates.

An announcement notes that the album performances of Cascade and Dust are now booked as single-night shows. Check with The Chapel for more information.  

Without the use of his voice, Murphy turned to pen to send out a message to fans, as seen in the following video.

“As you can see, I am not allowed to sing or speak for a while, doctor’s orders,” he writes. “I must rest my vocal cords. See you soon when this is over, Love Peter.”

The English musician’s agent, Joady Harper, released a statement saying, “Peter wants all his fans to know how sorry we all are, but wants to ensure everyone that doctors have assured us that if we follow their direction there will be no lasting damage to his voice,” Joady Harper said. “We want to thank all of our loyal fans for all your continued support and sticking with us through this. These shows are going to be a legendary occasion and we can’t wait to share them with you.”