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.

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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 30Seattle, WAEl Corazon
May 31Portland, ORAladdin Theater
June 2San Francisco, CARegency Center
June 3Anaheim, CAHouse of Blues
June 4San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
June 5Los Angeles, CAHouse of Blues
June 6Ventura, CAVentura Theater
June 8Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
June 9Tempe, AZMarquee Theater
June 11Denver, COOgden
June 15Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
June 16Minneapolis, MNFine Line Music Café
June 17Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
June 18Detroit, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre
June 20Columbus, OHPromo-West
June 21Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
June 22Buffalo, NYThe Tralf
June 23Pittsburgh, PANew Hazlett Theater
June 25Atlantic City, NJHouse of Blues
June 26-27New York, NYBlender Theater @ Gramercy
June 28Boston, MAThe Roxy
June 29Philadelphia, PATrocadero
June 30Baltimore, MDRams Head Live
July 2Atlanta, GACenter Stage
July 3Tampa, FLTampa Theater
July 4Jacksonville, FLFreebird
July 5Ft. Lauderdale, FLRevolution
July 6Orlando, FLHouse of Blues
July 9New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues
July 10Houston, TXMeridian
July 11Austin, TXEMOS
July 12Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
July 13San Antonio, TXTBA

Last Updated on May 24, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner