Peter Murphy to Perform David Bowie Tribute Concert

One more show has been added to close out Peter Murphy’s highly anticipated and thrice delayed two-week San Francisco residency, where former Bauhaus vocalist will perform his solo albums in their entirety, plus three “Mr. Moonlight” sets of Bauhaus music.

The final show, which has been  just been announced will see the gothic rock progenitor honoring the Thin White Duke himself,  by performing select songs from the catalog of the music legend.

Says Peter of the show:

Now that all and sundry have fallen off the David Bowie tribute band wagon, I thought I’d do my own.”

Murphy, who is no stranger to the work of Bowie, had cemented the comparisons between himself and his band Bauhaus by covering Ziggy Stardust for a single release on October 5th, 1982.

The single release featured on its sleeve the band’s usage of the Bauhaus art school logo combined with Bowie’s Aladdin Sane Lightning Bolt. It is interesting to note that the Art Museum, Martin Gropius Bau, in Berlin named after Architect Martin Gropius, hosted a David Bowie exhibition in 2014. Martin Gropius was the great-uncle of architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

Bowie is still celebrated for his “residency” in the city, where he completed his Berlin trilogy of albums, Low, Heroes, and Lodger.

After leaving Berlin, Bowie would then adopt a new-wave persona for his next LP Scary Monsters, and appeared on Saturday Night Live wearing a Bauhaus art inspired inspired Tuxedo along with German singer Klaus Nomi.

In 1983, Bauhaus the band would share the screen with David Bowie in the Tony Scott Film The Hunger, performing their debut single Bela Lugosi’s Dead at the infamous nightclub Heaven, while Bowie and Catherine Deneuve hunt for victims—one of which was played by actress Anne Magnuson (a close friend of Klaus Nomi and a integral part of the New York post-punk scene).

Peter Murphy and bassist David J are currently on their US leg of their world tour, celebrating  Bauhaus’ 40th anniversary by performing the band’s debut LP In The Flat Field in its entirety.

After the close of the tour, Murphy begins his two-week residency in San Francisco, where the Bowie Tribute concert is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at San Francisco’s The Chapel.

Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. PST today via Ticketfly.

Peter Murphy’s Ruby Tour with David J

  • Feb. 6: The Ground at Club Space, Miami, FL
  • Feb. 7: Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
  • Feb. 8: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
  • Feb. 9: Cats Cradle, Carrboro, NC
  • Feb. 11: Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
  • Feb. 12: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb. 14: Terminal 5, New York, NY
  • Feb. 15: The Palladium, Worcester, MA
  • Feb. 16: Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
  • Feb. 17: Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • Feb. 19: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
  • Feb. 21: Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus, OH
  • Feb. 22: Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, IL
  • Feb. 26: Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO
  • Feb. 28: The Novo DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency

  • March 5: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Should the World Fail to Fall Apart’)
  • March 8 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Love Hysteria’)
  • March 8 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Love Hysteria’)
  • March 9: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
  • March 10: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
  • March 11: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’)
  • March 14: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Deep’ with selections from ‘Love Hysteria’)
  • March 15 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Cascade’)
  • March 15 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Holy Smoke’)
  • March 18: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (‘Stripped’ tour show)
  • March 19 (early): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Dust’)
  • March 19 (late): The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (Performing ‘Ninth’)
  • March 21: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (“Mr. Moonlight” Bauhaus classics)
  • March 22: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (“Mr. Moonlight” Bauhaus classics)
  • March 23: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (“Mr. Moonlight” Bauhaus classics)
  • March 26: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (A Tribute to David Bowie)

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