Peter Murphy to celebrate ’40 Years of Bauhaus’ with North American tour


Seven years ago today, on Halloween 2011, Peter Murphy was on the phone with WFNX from his hotel room in Toronto, going on and on about how he had no time for Halloween despite the role his former band, Bauhaus, has played in goth culture. Well it’s Halloween 2018, and Murphy has taken the holiday to announce his Ruby tour, which celebrates “40 Years of Bauhaus” with a 30-date North American tour that features his former bandmate, bassist David J.

Included in the run of shows is a February 15 affair at The Palladium in Worcester. It’s interesting to note that Murphy is not returning to the Boston area; his last show here was the infamous December 2016 appearance at The Middle East in Cambridge, where he got into a well-publicized altercation with a venue bouncer over the bouncer allegedly consuming some sort of burger or sandwich in Murphy’s vicinity on stage during the performance.
Spirits should be higher for this forthcoming tour, where in addition to Murphy being joined by David J, the pair will be performing Bauhaus’ 1980 debut album In The Flat Field in its entirety as well as an encore of “Bauhaus classics.”

“There is something in you… a fire that doesn’t burn, but invokes light… where four individuals become one action and yet retain each of their own singular uniqueness,” Murphy says. “The David J lookalike that I’ve cheekily placed in the band is not only fooling you but has, by a miracle, become the real thing! It’s David J himself! Look at thaaattt! David J ‘is’ the real thing! Now isn’t that just right, if not, lovely?”


Adds David J: “This series of shows have been some of the most electrifying of my career! The band is super tight and playing with lashings of panache and as for M. Murphy, well, he is simply so damn ON! Ruby rising and then some!”

Stream In The Flat Field via Spotify while you eyeball Murphy’s full run of shows below.

Featured image by Ben Stas for Vanyaland.


Peter Murphy’s Ruby Tour, Celebrating 40 Years of Bauhaus
January 16 – Anaheim CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
January 18 – Portland OR @ Roseland Theatre
January 19 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre
January 20 – Seattle WA @ The Neptune
January 22 – Salt Lake City UT – Venue TBA
January 24 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park
January 25 – Phoenix AZ @ The Van Buren
January 26 – Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
January 27 – Oklahoma City OK @ Tower Theatre
January 28 – Kansas City MO @ The Truman
January 30 – Dallas TX @ Granada Theater
January 31 – Austin TX @ Paramount Theater
February 1 – San Antonio TX @ Paper Tiger
February 2 – Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
February 4 – New Orleans LA @ Civic Theatre
February 6 – Miami FL @ The Ground at Club Space
February 7 – Orlando FL @ Plaza Live
February 8 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
February 9 – Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle
February 11 – Baltimore MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
February 12 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
February 14 – New York NY @ Terminal 5
February 15 – Worcester MA @ The Palladium
February 16 – Montreal QC @ Corona Theatre
February 17 – Toronto ON @ Phoenix Theatre
February 19 – Detroit MI @ St Andrews Hall
February 21 – Columbus OH @ Columbus Athenaeum
February 22 – Chicago IL @ Rockefeller Chapel
February 26 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
February 28 – Los Angeles CA @ The Novo DTLA