Peter Murphy first made his mark fronting influential UK group Bauhaus, who this year celebrate their fortieth anniversary. Bauhaus appeared out of the British post-punk scene in 1978 and with their darkly romantic image and brooding songs like Bela Lugosi’s Dead, quickly became the touchstone for the nascent goth movement.
Bauhaus, with Peter Murphy at the helm aided by David J’s soul wrenching bass, helped take goth mainstream, culminating in an appearance in David Bowie’s 1983 film The Hunger, noted by Rolling Stone as one of the ‘greatest rock ‘n’ roll film movie moments of all time’. Murphy then set forth on his internationally acclaimed solo career, and his pioneering and long-lasting influence was reinforced when Trent Reznor brought him in as a collaborator and Nine Inch Nails guest in the late 00’s, and when he made a cameo appearance – as The Cold One – in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010.
Peter Murphy will be reunited with David J on this tour and promises a set comprising the classic Bauhaus debut album In The Flat Field plus other brilliant works from the Bauhaus canon which includes such gems as She’s In Parties, Kick In The Eye, Terror Couple Kill Colonel, Hair Of The Dog, The Passion Of Lovers, The Sky’s Gone Out, Telegram Sam, Hollow Hills, Dark Entries, Third Uncle, Spirit, Lagartija Nick, and of course Bela Lugosi’s Dead and their amazing rendition of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
Peter Murphy October 2018 Tour Dates
Thursday 18th October – Wellington, Meow
Friday 19th October – Christchurch, Club Tavern
Saturday 20th October – Auckland, Powerstation
Monday 22nd October – Adelaide, The Gov
Thursday 25th October – Brisbane, The Zoo
Friday 26th October – Melbourne, Max Watts
Saturday 27th October – Sydney, Factory Theatre
Sunday 28th October – Perth, The Capitol