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Peter Murphy '40 Years Of Bauhaus' New Zealand Tour Announced

Peter Murphy '40 Years Of Bauhaus' New Zealand Tour Announced

Monday 30th July, 2018 9:43AM

Peter Murphy of UK godfathers of goth Bauhaus is returning to New Zealand for a three date tour this October, to perform his iconic group's 1980 debut album In The Flat Field in its entirety plus an extended encore of Bauhaus classics, accompanied by co-founding member David J. Formed in 1978 by vocalist Peter Murphy and bassist David J, with guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus' hugely impactful five-year run as a live band is immortalised on four powerfully gloomy studio albums from that period. Murphy moved on to a successful solo career, creating a distinctive and expansive discography in his own right. The artist was last here five years ago, creatures of the night will be flocking en-masse to this indisputably crucial event on the goth calendar, here are the details...

UPDATE 2/08/18
: See updated tour and venue details below:

Peter Murphy '40 Years Of Bauhaus' featuring David J

Thursday 18th October - Wellington, Meow
Friday 19th October, Christchurch, The Club
Saturday 20th October - Auckland, The Powerstation

Tickets available from 10.00am, Friday 3rd August HERE via UTR

Here's Bauhaus' iconic song 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'...

Vibe out to intense vintage live footage of Bauhaus playing the title track to In The Flat Field...

Press release:

PETER MURPHY will be joined by Bauhaus co-founding member and featured guest David J for a worldwide tour (more dates to be announced). They will play In The Flat Field in its entirety plus an extended encore of Bauhaus classics. Later this year, a series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus reissues will be released, more details TBA.

Originally formed in England in 1978, pioneering post-punk band Bauhaus carved out a singular musical niche combining minimalism, art school rock and dark glam, with a huge dose of their own experimentalism, originality and verve. Unswervingly bleak in their approach, they released their break-out hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in 1979, an astonishing slice of brooding imagination.

They were signed to 4AD and released their debut album In The Flat Field in 1980, before moving on to release three further records via Beggars Banquet (Mask – 1981, The Sky’s Gone Out – 1982 and Burning From The Inside – 1983).

Although brief, their career was hugely influential and resonated across the decades. The band split in the early 1980s (but reformed briefly a few times throughout the years) and band members went on to focus on other projects. Peter Murphy continues to enjoy a successful solo career, spectacularly celebrated with the recently released 5-CD box containing his Beggars Banquet releases.


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Thu 18th Oct
Meow, Wellington
Fri 19th Oct
The Club, Christchurch
Sat 20th Oct
The Powerstation, Auckland

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