Vocalist Peter Murphy earned himself the title of “Godfather of Goth” as the frontman for the trailblazing gothic rock band Bauhaus in the 1970s...

Vocalist Peter Murphy earned himself the title of “Godfather of Goth” as the frontman for the trailblazing gothic rock band Bauhaus in the 1970s and ’80s. This summer, he’ll showcase the latest of his solo material on the international Secret Cover Tour.

More than 30 performances are currently booked across the nation, from June 2 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA, through July 18 at the Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI. More U.S. dates are forthcoming for the tour itinerary, as well as a round of touring in Europe.

Highlights of the venture include a June 12 concert at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV, a June 23 performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, a July 6-7 stand at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY, and a July 14 session at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.

Murphy’s upcoming tour will preview material from his upcoming solo album. The project’s title and release date have not been confirmed yet, but are expected in the weeks leading up to the tour launch, according to Murphy’s official Web site. The disc is a follow-up to 2004’s “Unshattered.”

The first of four cover songs, a version of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma,” was released as an iTunes single on May 26. The remaining covers are set for a staggered release leading up to the launch of Murphy’s summer U.S. tour.

In addition to his own touring and recording projects, Murphy has also lent a hand in recent years to some of the bands he influenced during his time with Bauhaus. Most notably, the vocalist has performed on stage with Nine Inch Nails several times, including a 2006 tour that featured a reunited Bauhaus, as well as guest appearances on NIN’s 2008 Lights in the Sky Tour.

Peter Murphy itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 2Seattle, WAEl Corazon
June 3Portland ORAladdin Theatre
June 4San Francisco, CABimbo’s
June 5Sacramento, CAHarlow’s
June 6Reno, NVGrand Sierra Resort
June 8Anaheim, CAHouse of Blues
June 10Los Angeles, CAHouse of Blues
June 11Agoura Hills, CACanyon Club
June 12Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
June 13San Diego, CACannes Ballroom
June 14Phoenix, AZMarquee Theatre
June 16Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
June 18Austin, TXEmo’s
June 19Dallas, TXLakewood Theatre
June 22New Orleans, LAHowlin’ Wolf
June 23Atlanta, GAMasquerade
June 24St. Petersburg, FLJannus Landing
June 25West Palm Beach, FLRespectable Street
June 26Orlando, FLHouse of Blues
June 27North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
June 30Greensboro, NCClub N
July 1Greenville, SCHandlebars
July 3Falls Church, VAState Theatre
July 6 – 7New York, NYHighLine Ballroom
July 9Foxborough, MAShowcase Live
July 11Toronto, ONOpera House
July 12Lancaster, PAChameleon Club
July 14Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
July 16Grand Rapids, MIOrbit Room
July 17Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s
July 18Milwaukee, WIThe Rave Eagles Club

Last Updated on May 27, 2009 by By Allison Reitz