Bauhaus in Atlanta 2006 during the final tour

I Come in My Darkness and Go Away White

The idea of Bauhaus as a recording/touring unit wouldn’t arise again until 2005 when J was approached by promoters of the music festival Coachella about the idea of Bauhaus playing (they ultimately appeared second on the bill under the headliners Coldplay). An exchange amongst the respective parties led to Bauhaus reforming for a second time. A small break was allowed for Murphy to support his eighth solo album, Unshattered, before Bauhaus resumed with the Near The Atmosphere Tour in October 2005 through December. Bauhaus would then spend the majority of 2006 touring across the world.

A pause in April 2006 saw the band back in the studio together for the very first time since those final strained sessions of April 1983, nearly 23 years to the day, to truly begin work on a new album. The recording sessions were once again tense and edgy with each member striving for dominance. Additionally, the idea to document the making of the album proved to be a contentious battle that lent to more disagreements among the four. In little over two weeks Bauhaus had an album ready. The original idea was to let it sit and revisit the songs and polish them once the remaining touring schedule was concluded in 2006 supporting Nine Inch Nails. Ultimately, this idea would not come to pass as tensions during the last stint of touring reached an all-time high, resulting in the end of Bauhaus once more following the tour’s conclusion in mid-August. Go Away White, Bauhaus’s fifth and officially final album, would be released in 2008, in its raw unfinished state from April 2006.