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|