Bauhaus cancels North American tour

Bauhaus at the Cruel World festival (Photo by Coen Rees, courtesy of Goldenvoice)

Bauhaus is cancelling their upcoming North American tour, with frontman Peter Murphy entering rehab treatment, it was announced today in a statement released by their press team to media outlets (and not as of yet addressed on the band’s social media channels other than the removal of their tour link in their bio and a photo of Murphy).

The legendary darkwave quartet (themselves spurning the term Goth), with innovative use of reggae dub, have just wrapped up several shows in Europe, including London’s Brixton Academy, Berlin’s Citadel Music Festival, Belgium’s W Festival and the Vilar de Mouros in northern Portugal. They were set to begin their North American tour in Toronto this coming Tuesday and scheduled to play the Greek Theatre on Sept. 29, with Automatic opening (the latter still scheduled to play Desert Daze on Oct. 2).

The band reunited in 2019 and exhumed decades dormant admiration by their fans. Earlier this summer, they rocked a standout performance at the Cruel World Festival.

In 2013, Murphy was sentenced to probation, community service and mandatory Narcotics Anonymous meetings after an L.A.-area car collision. Driving under the influence charges were dropped in his plea deal.

Fans with tickets are advised to contact their point of purchase for refunds.