Goth fathers, Bauhaus, are reuniting for a November 3 show at the Hollywood Palladium. Original members, Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J, will regroup for the first time since the band last performed live together in 2006.
This is the third time the band has reunited since first disbanding after only five years together in 1983. The first reunion was a 20th anniversary Resurrection tour in 1998, before their 2005 Coachella appearance and a co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails. The band also released their fifth studio album, Go Away White, in 2008.
Childhood friends, Ash and Murphy initially formed Bauhaus 1919, along with the Haskins brothers, in their hometown of Northampton, England in 1978. They later dropped the year—an homage to when the German art school originally formed—and became known simply as Bauhaus. The band quickly wrote their debut album In the Flat Field (4AD) and recorded their nearly 10-minute, doom and gloom track “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in one, single take just six weeks after forming.
Guitarist Ash and drummer Haskins went on to form Tones on Tails with Glenn Campling following Bauhaus’ initial breakup, before reuniting with bassist David J in Love and Rockets. Murphy worked with the late Mick Karn (Japan) on Dalis Car before embarking on his own solo career in 1986 with debut Should the World Fall Apart through his tenth studio album Lion (2014).
In recent years, Ash and Haskins have toured as Poptone, along with Diva Dompé (Haskins’ daughter), and earlier this year, Murphy and David J performed Bauhaus sets during the 40th anniversary “The Ruby Celebration” tour.
Bauhaus’ reunion show follows news of Murphy’s recent recovery from a heart attack on August 13, which led to the postponement of several shows in his New York City residency. The residency was a follow up to a first run earlier in the year at San Francisco’s The Chapel, where he performed most of his solo catalogue, greatest hits, Bauhaus tracks, and a tribute to David Bowie.
No additional Bauhaus shows or tour have been announced at this time.