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 2 Seattle, WA El Corazon
June 3 Portland OR Aladdin Theatre
June 4 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s
June 5 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
June 6 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
June 8 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
June 10 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 11 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
June 12 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
June 13 San Diego, CA Cannes Ballroom
June 14 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
June 16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
June 18 Austin, TX Emo’s
June 19 Dallas, TX Lakewood Theatre
June 22 New Orleans, LA Howlin’ Wolf
June 23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
June 24 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
June 25 West Palm Beach, FL Respectable Street
June 26 Orlando, FL House of Blues
June 27 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
June 30 Greensboro, NC Club N
July 1 Greenville, SC Handlebars
July 3 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
July 6 – 7 New York, NY HighLine Ballroom
July 9 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
July 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
July 12 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
July 14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 16 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
July 17 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
July 18 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club