15-Show Residency at the Chapel
in San Francisco POSTPONED to January
Due to a Serious Issue to his Vocal Cords
Announces Two Nights of Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)
San Francisco, CA – Peter Murphy, (((folkYEAH!))) Presents and The Chapel today announced that the Peter Murphy residency, previously scheduled for June and July, will be postponed to late January and early February due to a serious issue to his vocal cords. The artist has also announced two very special nights of Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics) on February 14thand 15th. Tickets for these shows will go on sale Friday, April 28th, 2017.
After a routine check up, doctors discovered nodules on Peter’s vocal cords for which he will be undergoing treatment followed by an extended period of recovery before attempting to use his voice again. Murphy recorded a message to all his fans explaining the circumstances, which can be seen here.
The transcript reads: “As you can see, I am not allowed to sing or speak for a while, doctor’s orders. I must rest my vocal cords. See you when this is over.
“Peter wants all his fans to know how sorry we all are, but wants to ensure everyone that doctors have assured us that if we follow their direction there will be no lasting damage to his voice,” said Murphy’s agent, Joady Harper. “We want to thank all of our loyal fans for all your continued support and sticking with us through this. These shows are going to be a legendary occasion and we can’t wait to share them with you.”
The artist has also announced two very special nights of Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics) on February 14th and 15th, as well as additional performances of the albums “Deep” and “Love Hysteria”. Tickets for these shows will go on sale Friday, April 28th, 2017. Here is the new run of dates for the Peter Murphy residency:
January 23rd, 2018 – “Should The World Fail to Fall Apart”
January 24th, 2018 – “Should The World Fail to Fall Apart”
January 26th, 2018 – “Love Hysteria”
January 27th, 2018 – “Love Hysteria”
January 28th, 2018 – “Love Hysteria”
January 31st, 2018 – “Deep”
February 2nd, 2018 – “Deep”
February 3rd, 2018 – “Deep”
February 4th, 2018 – “Holy Smoke”
February 7th, 2018 – “Cascade”
February 9th, 2018 – “Dust”
February 10th, 2018 – “Ninth”
February 11th, 2018 – “Stripped”
February 14th, 2018 – Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)
February 15th, 2018 – Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)
There is no action required for customers wanting to keep their tickets for the new date, and refunds will be honored to any customers wanting refunds who cannot attend the new date. Any customers wanting a different show on the dates should first buy tickets to the new date, and then request a refund for their original tickets if they wish.
Those customers who have tickets for the original scheduled performances of “Cascade” and “Dust” should note that those LPs have turned into single night performances which the tickets of both original nights will now be eligible for.
“We’re wishing Peter the very best and hope his fans can be understanding of the situation,” said Fred Barnes, General Manager of the Chapel. “We are incredibly excited to be able to put on this monumental run of shows from one of the most influential musicians of all time in January, and look forward to hosting a fully recovered Peter for this unique event.”
About Peter Murphy
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.
About The Chapel
The Chapel is a live music venue, restaurant, and neighborhood bar located in the heart of the Mission District. The Chapel occupies an historic 1914 building that was originally built as a mortuary and has now been stunningly renovated. The beautiful chapel with its 40-foot high arched ceiling has been converted to a music room with mezzanine, while the rest of the building has been remodeled to hold a restaurant, neighborhood bar, and an outdoor dining patio.