UPDATE: Less Than A Month Until San Francisco…

Peter Murphy San Francisco Residency Poster

That’s correct – we’re under one month to go until Peter Murphy’s 16-night residency at San Francisco’s The Chapel! Covering nearly all his solo repertoire (note that Unshattered and Lion will not be performed in their entirety, but some pieces from Lion will likely make their return for the Stripped night as a few were included in the original tour from 2016), the residency ends with a spectacular three night reprise of the Mr. Moonlight Tour (the full-Bauhaus set) but with a major twist – Bauhaus original bassist David J will be joining for all three nights!

Tickets were originally sold out for all the Deep nights and the Mr. Moonlight nights, but a limited number have been released by The Chapel for purchase. If you plan to go to any of those nights, do NOT wait to buy a ticket as they will sell quickly! Additionally, VIP **upgrades** (no ticket included for the actual show) are still available for Feb. 14 and 15 and include access to the soundcheck, meet and greet with both Peter Murphy and David J, and early entry to the venue.

Purchase tickets for the residency today from www.thechapelsf.com.

We’ve also been informed that a special item may be available for purchase from the merchandise table during these shows (said item will be available at a later date for those who cannot attend). We don’t know if the item will be pre-signed and available that way only during the residency and we’re not yet allowed to divulge what the item is, but we think it’ll be well worth it!

NEW: ‘Bauhaus Undead’ Book From Kevin Haskins

Bauhaus Undead Book Kevin Haskins

Nearly one year after it was originally announced, the latest book to chronicle the tumultuous, yet magical, legacy of post punk band Bauhaus is set for release. Penned by drummer and founding member Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus aims to tell the history of the band through anecdotal stories and numerous mementos Haskins has collected related to the band over the years.

Originally, Haskins intended to release the volume on his own, but high costs to ship the book even within the continental United States made this a less than feasible goal. Fortunately, the book has found a new home through independent record label Cleopatra Records.

The book itself tends more towards a photographic journey spanning the band’s early inception in 1978 through their 2005 Coachella reunion show that set the stage for their (as of current) final tour and studio album.

Included are local, early press clippings of the band, handmade flyers, backstage passes, photographs that have remained previously unreleased, ticket stubs, artwork, letters, set lists, contracts, sketches, tour itineraries, fan club materials, pins, hand written lyrics, invoices, master tapes, and even the original Wasp synthesizer used in studio recordings and live shows.

While Bauhaus Undead does include some stories and anecdotes from Kevin Haskins, the book is not intended as a “drummer’s perspective” to the narrative written by Bauhaus bassist and brother David J (2014’s Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction).

Order your copy today (either signed by Kevin Haskins or unsigned) right here. The book is a deluxe, hard-bound volume measuring approximately 10″ x 12″ and clocking in at 316 pages. Copies ordered via Cleopatra Records should ship around December 2017 with the street date (i.e. available in select bookstores) being in March 2018.

Below are some samples of what you can find and expect in this new book. The information in this article has been provided by Bauhaus Undead contributor and official Bauhaus historian Andrew J. Brooksbank.

The Hunger Version of Bela Lugosi’s Dead Now Available

1983’s The Hunger (starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon) opens with Bauhaus performing Bela Lugosi’s Dead in a night club while vampires Deneuve and Bowie stalk and entice their next victims. The mix performed for the film was a brand new take that was ultimately interspersed through the opening scenes (i.e. the song wasn’t presented in full during the opening credits).

For the first time ever and through the brilliant work of Bauhaus Official Historian, Andrew J. Brooksbank, the track has been transferred from 1/4″ tape to digital media and is now available for purchase from your favorite online music stores and free streaming on Spotify, released via Beggars Banquet. The track does cut out at the very end, but the rest is presented in its entirety.

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