Peter Murphy Enters Rehab, Canceling Bauhaus’ Remaining 2022 North American Dates

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Peter Murphy of Bauhaus performs at Alexandra Palace on October 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Bauhaus has announced the cancellation of their remaining North American tour dates as frontman Peter Murphy enters rehab.

“It is with the utmost regret that the Bauhaus performances in North America have been canceled for the remainder of the year,” a spokesperson for the group said in a statement. “Following a string of critically-hailed reunion shows across continents, Peter Murphy will be entering a rehabilitation facility to attend to his health and well-being. Please contact your point of purchase regarding ticket refunds.”

The band reunited in 2019 for the first time in 13 years for three nights at the Hollywood Palladium. Following the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020, they returned to the road in 2021 and performed at the Cruel World festival in Pasadena, California, this past May. Since their return to touring last year, Bauhaus has been regularly playing shows throughout North America and Europe, with their most recent concert having taken place on Aug. 27 in Portugal.

They were due to return to North America on Sept. 6, with the trek seeing stops in Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Dallas, Houston and more. The run would have seen two nights at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 8 and 9, a performance at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Douglas Park on Sept. 17 and more before wrapping up at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on Sept. 29.

Back in 2019, Murphy suffered a heart attack that led to the cancellation of several dates from his residency at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. The shows saw Murphy performing sets for each of his solo albums, greatest hits, Bauhaus’ Mr Moonlight and a David Bowie tribute. Following his recovery, Murphy set back out on the road with Bauhaus for their Hollywood Palladium reunion.

In March, the band released their first new material in 14 years with their single,”Drink the New Wine.” The track had been recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown.