Consummate showman and legendary musician PETER MURPHY has announced a very special and intimate residency at San Francisco’s historic venue THE CHAPEL (777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110). He will be performing a retrospective of seven of his solo albums and a Stripped show (to mirror his most recent world tour) beginning on June 20th with his solo debut Should the World Fail to Fall Apart (1986) through until mid-July, playing each album in its entirety as well as a handful of Bauhaus classics during the residency. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 13th at 12:00pm PST.
“I have always wanted to do a residency and while i was performing at The Chapel on the Stripped tour last year. I felt like this was the perfect venue and that the time to do this was now,” said Peter Murphy. “There are a lot of songs on these albums that I haven’t sung in years. This is a rare chance for fans to see them performed live.”
“The Chapel is extremely proud to be hosting this unique, career-defining retrospective from one of the greatest musicians in history, Peter Murphy,” said Fred Barnes, Chapel GM. “‘Living legend’ is a title that is thrown around all too often these days, but Peter is an artist so powerful and unique that an entire culture has emerged in his wake, it takes a very rare talent to achieve such longevity and impact as Peter Murphy has. When Peter played at The Chapel last December, he said he had finally found the place he believed he could finally host this residency, which had been an idea for him for some time and we could not be more thrilled to be able to host this historic event.” Dates are below.
In addition, Murphy’s Bare-Boned and Sacred, a live album capturing the mesmerizing tour that saw over seventy shows in fourteen countries, is released internationally today via Metropolis Records. Recorded at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge in April 2016, Bare-Boned and Sacred captured a new sound for Murphy, reviving legendary songs to the exposed heart of his voice as never before heard in his epochal stage career, from “Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem” (from his album Deep) to the title track on his latest album, Lion. Vocally as strong as ever, Murphy taps the pulse of his muse as a trio with his longstanding collaborators, guitarist John Andrews and bassist/electric-violinist Emilio “Zef” China. Characterized by Orange County Register as “a semi-acoustic run through his solo career and Bauhaus classics [that offers] its own subtle drama and charm thanks to the strength of the songs and Murphy’s theatrical voice and vision,” Bare-Boned and Sacred covers the spectrum of his oeuvre including a Bauhaus medley of “King Volcano” and “Silent Hedges.”
First emerging from the British punk and rock underground in the late 70s, Murphy (along with bandmates Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins) fronted the groundbreaking iconic rock band Bauhaus which spawned four iconoclastic and ultra-seminal albums as well as keystone singles “She’s In Parties”, “Silent Hedges”, and, of course, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” before disbanding in 1983. Murphy launched a successful solo career that has yielded ten solo albums so far, including his latest LION, released in 2014.
Bare-Boned and Sacred is released today March 10, 2017 through Metropolis Records.