Members of goth-rock outfit Bauhaus announce UK tour to celebrate band’s 40th anniversary

Their last LP was released a decade ago

Peter Murphy and David J will reunite for a tour of the UK and Europe later this year to celebrate 40 years of Bauhaus.

The goth-rock outfit will perform their debut 1980 LP, ‘In the Flat Field’, in its entirety. An extended encore will also see the pair treat fans to a collection of Bauhaus classics.

Kicking off dates in New Zealand this October, the group will then head to Australia – before making their way to Europe and the UK.

Hitting these shores on December 4 with a show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz, Bauhaus will then perform in Glasgow, Northampton and Leeds. The stint concludes with a gig at London’s O2 Forum in Kentish Town.

What’s more, the group are also planning to reissue music with a series of colourful vinyl.

Following their debut record, the band released a further four studio albums. Their latest, ‘Go Away White’, came out in 2008. It marked their first material since 1983. Speaking to NME upon its release, David J said that the band’s “chemistry was so volatile we actually split up”, adding: “The record definitely feels like a final statement.”

“Our music was a way of venting — it’s very expressive.”

Murphy – who has released 10 solo records – has performed Bauhaus tracks during his recent tours. Last year, he finally reunited with David J for a trio of special shows.

Murphy said of the tour at the time: “During the 35 years of Bauhaus Mr. Moonlight tour of 2013, Emilio DiZefalo-China (my bass player and violin player) noted how unique David’s bass parts are – now we have David in person to play. It is obviously going to be a great pleasure personally to have David to my right in these shows. See you there, ‘let them know you’re coming!’”

Check out the full dates for Bauhaus’ ‘The Ruby Celebration Tour’ below:

Dec 04: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Dec 05: Glasgow SWG3, UK
Dec 06: Northampton Roadmender, UK
Dec 08: Leeds Beckett SU, UK
Dec 09: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK