by Josh Gross
Bauhaus is the sort of band that's like a secret password. The post-punk band's material is like a nod between music fans that says: "You, me, we get one another. And we are too awesome for the rest of the world to get it."
And while the band's iconic frontman, Peter Murphy, continued on after the group's demise, his solo work never achieved the level of interest that Bauhaus did. Which is why, on a just announced tour, Murphy will exclusively perform Bauhaus material.
Here's what Murphy said about the decision in a press release:
“Since 2006, I have included my Bauhaus work into my solo work as a way of tipping my hat to my own audience … those who discovered my early work, as well as new and old fans of those years strong wishes to hear the music of my band crackle and spark in the live arena. Being the foremost advocate of this Bauhaus work, I decided the time was ripe to at last give a pure Bauhaus experience in one Mr. Moonlight world tour. Mr. Moonlight is alive and well, don't doubt it.”
And here's the best part: That tour includes a stop at Visual Arts Collective in Garden City Thursday, July 18, a show that could end up being "the show" of the summer, and will likely be one of the smallest venues Murphy plays on this tour.
Tickets are $28 in advance and $30 at the door and are now on sale here. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets for $60, which include early entry, a meet-and-greet with Murphy in Audio Lab after the show, and an exclusive T-shirt and signed poster.
Don't wait too long, though. It will be a serious shock if this show doesn't sell out.