Bauhaus

“Goth rock pioneers Bauhaus delivered a chilling rendition of their debut single, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ at their first live show in 13 years Sunday. The gig took place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, capturing the band in fine form as they effortlessly moved from the song’s abstract, spine-tingling intro into its eerily serene guitar jangle. Frontman Peter Murphy expertly navigated the song’s steady build as well, unleashing a mighty, reverb-soaked howl toward the end as he sang, ‘Oh Bela, Bela’s undead’.” – ROLLING STONE

“Unlike most bands of their vintage, Bauhaus have retained a thrillingly raw, visceral, experimental edge. While Murphy’s still-powerful voice careened between strangulated croak and feral howl on high-drama songs such as In the Flat Field and The Passion of Lovers, Daniel Ash’s guitar was all jagged scrapes, disruptive shudders and coffin-lid creaks. One of the band’s biggest hits, She’s in Parties, opened out into an enjoyably rambling avant-rock instrumental… Bauhaus put the disco into discordant.” – The Times (UK)

“Anticipation was electric for their return — a line stretched around the block before doors, a queue that only rivaled that to the merch table — and fans came out dressed to the nines. The band did not disappoint.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Those who expected to see an iconic band were not disappointed…  it was clear that Bauhaus were back with a vengeance.” – BUZZBANDS.LA

“… as marvelous as ever.” – LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

In March 2022, Bauhaus released the new song Drink The New Wine” which was recorded last year during lockdown with the four members sharing audio files. The track employs the Surrealists’ ‘Exquisite Corpse’ device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done.

Bauhaus have used this technique in the past to great effect. The title refers to the very first ‘Cadavre exquis’ drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, ‘Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau’ (‘The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.’)

For the recording, the four musicians each had one minute and eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds plus four tracks for a composite at the end. All done without hearing what the others had laid down. The only common link being a prerecorded beat courtesy of Kevin. The final playback came as a synchronistic revelation.

Breton would be proud!

Tour dates

June 6 – Alcatraz (Milan, IT)
August 22 – Zitadelle Spandau (Berlin, DE)
May 14 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA) – SOLD OUT!
May 15 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA)
May 17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland, OR)
May 19 – Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA)
May 21 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA)
May 22 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA)
May 25 – The Mission Ballroom (Denver, CO)
May 27 – The Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
June 4 – Primavera (Barcelona, ES)
June 8 – Release Festival (Athens, GR)
August 24 – W Festival (Oostend, BE)
August 27 – EDP Vilar de Mouros (Vilar de Mouros, PT)
Sept. 6 – History (Toronto, ON)
Sept. 8 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY)
* NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 2, 2021 show will be honored.
Sept. 9 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY)
* NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 3, 2021 show will be honored.
Sept. 10 – The Met (Philadelphia, PA)
Sept. 12 – Anthem (Washington, DC)
Sept. 13 – MGM Music Hall (Boston, MA)
Sept. 14 – College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT)
Sept. 16 – Masonic Theater (Detroit, MI)
Sept. 18 – Palace Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Sept. 20 – Southside Ballroom (Dallas, TX)
Sept. 21 – 713 Music Hall (Houston, TX)
Sept. 23 – Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA)