Peter Murphy, regarded as the “Godfather of Goth,” is mounting a 34-city U.S. “Retrospective” tour beginning May 30 in Seattle, WA and finishing up...

Peter Murphy, regarded as the “Godfather of Goth,” is mounting a 34-city U.S. “Retrospective” tour beginning May 30 in Seattle, WA and finishing up July 13 in San Antonio, TX.

Murphy is best known as the lead singer of Bauhaus, the post-punk rock band of the early 80’s. Bauhaus first broke up in 1983, which led Murphy to a solo career, where he scored a number of hits, including “Cuts You Up”, “All Night Long” and “The Sweetest Drop.”

Bauhaus reunited for a 1998 tour but the group announced plans to disband again before the March 3, 2008 release of their final album, “Go Away White.”

Murphy’s most recent studio album, “Unshattered,” was released in 2004 and promoted by U.S. and European tours in 2005 with a band that included members of Skinny Puppy and The Mission UK. The band hooked up again in 2007 for shows in Portugal and Spain.

Opening for Murphy is Iranian-American troubadour Ali Eskandarian, who has been compared to Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley. His debut album “Nothing To Say,” which draws influences from American folk, rock and traditional Persian music, is on iconic folk singer Judy Collins’ Wildflower record label.

On the upcoming Retrospective tour, in addition to his solo material, Murphy will also perform Bauhaus songs.

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Peter Murphy tour dates:

May 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
May 31 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
June 2 San Francisco, CA Regency Center
June 3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
June 4 San Diego, CA House of Blues
June 5 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 6 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
June 8 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
June 9 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
June 11 Denver, CO Ogden
June 15 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
June 16 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
June 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
June 18 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
June 20 Columbus, OH Promo-West
June 21 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
June 22 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
June 23 Pittsburgh, PA New Hazlett Theater
June 25 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
June 26-27 New York, NY Blender Theater @ Gramercy
June 28 Boston, MA The Roxy
June 29 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
June 30 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
July 2 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
July 3 Tampa, FL Tampa Theater
July 4 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
July 5 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
July 6 Orlando, FL House of Blues
July 9 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
July 10 Houston, TX Meridian
July 11 Austin, TX EMOS
July 12 Dallas, TX House of Blues
July 13 San Antonio, TX TBA