Remaining NYC Residency Performances at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge are Post-Poned and To Be Rescheduled for a Later Date
During the 8th evening of his solo album residency in NYC on Tuesday, Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy suffered a heart attack, which led to his hospitalization, and cancellation of the night’s performance.
The 62-year-old singer was set to perform his 10th studio album Lion in full at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan when the concert was canceled at the 11th hour.
Prior to the cancellation, guests were already lined up to enter, with some already proceeding into the venue for what would have been the final full album performance of what has been by and large a very successful concert residency in Gotham.
As for the rest of the residency, four more nights of concerts on were left on the itinerary, which have, as of now, tentatively been postponed—including Greatest Hits, Bauhaus sets, and David Bowie tributes.
Here is the official statement from Peter’s Management:
On the evening of Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform the evening’s scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, we were informed that Peter had suffered a heart attack.
Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital treated Peter and issued the following statement:
Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. Due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot reveal further details of his condition. He is still in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition.
Sadly due to the nature of this health event, Peter is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the residency series, scheduled for August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th. These shows will be postponed to later dates to be determined. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date OR can request a refund by emailing the venue by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.
Peter’s family has issued the following statement:
We would like to thank the fans for their undying support and hope that Peter will be back on stage with a refreshed heart, stronger than before!
Le Poisson Rouge has issued the following statement:
All of us at LPR are devastated by this news. Peter’s performance and presence over the past twelve days has been amazing – both onstage and off. We wish Peter a swift and full recovery and look forward to his successful return to LPR.
Follow Peter Murphy and Le Poisson Rouge online for further updates on the rescheduled shows.