“If you’re on the wall, you’re awesome…” Peter Murphy relaying what he was told pre-show, in a pretty impressive American accent, about the custom poster designed for the sold out show at The Fillmore last night, on the second American leg of his “Mr. Moonlight Tour: Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus”, before he critiqued the fact that it portrayed him as bald and with wings. Peter Murphy has always been a bit of an enigma to me, as you have an idea of what he might be like from listening to his music, but on stage he usually has a few funny things to say in-between songs. But for this tour in particular, fans turned out for the songs, with an all-Bauhaus setlist, with Peter Murphy and his band bringing the classics to life on stage, with great precision and style. Bauhaus were one of the most important bands during that era, with a massive influence in music at large and a catalog of music that has stood the test of time. The show in San Francisco last night definitely lived up to the billing as a celebration of that music. I would say it is the best Peter Murphy concert I’ve seen (which is saying a lot). One of the best tours of the year.
Peter Murphy has announced a new tour for 2013 in which he will play all Bauhaus material, in celebration of the 35 years since the founding of his former band. I’m sure many fans will be anticipating the first shows to see which legendary songs are going to make the cut, though he played a few all-Bauhaus shows at the end of 2012. [Read more…]
Colin Hay, Scottish born and best known as the front man and singer from 80s Australian band Men at Work (best known for their hits “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?”), following a festival in Michigan later this month, will be touring his homeland all of February and into March, then visit some of the cities in the West in the U.S. in April, and then his trip to the UK will take him through the end of May. [Read more…]
Back in November, we reported on the news of the Alicia Keys 2013 Summer tour of Europe and England in support of her latest and fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, which went on sale late last year. The Grammy Award-winning artist has now announced a North American leg of the same tour, which will take place in March and April, and has been dubbed the Set The World On Fire Tour”. [Read more…]