Peter Murphy’s residency at The Chapel in San Francisco has been postponed due to “a serious issue to his vocal cords,” according to a statement. Originally scheduled for June and July, the rescheduled run will take place next year in January and February.
Doctors discovered nodules on Murphy’s vocal cords, according to a statement. The former Bauhaus frontman will undergo treatment and recovery time before he can use his voice again. In a video posted to YouTube, Murphy turned pages to avoid speaking to convey his current situation.
“As you can see, I am not allowed to sing or speak for a while. Doctors orders,” Murphy wrote on pages he flipped in the video. “I must rest my vocal cords.” He then wrote “See you soon” above the already-written words “when this over.”
During the residency, Murphy will perform a retrospective of his solo albums in their entirety, including his 1986 solo debut Should the World Fail to Fall Apart, 1988’s Love Hysteria, 1989’s Deep, 1992’s Holy Smoke, 1995’s Cascade, 2002’s Dust and 2011’s Ninth. A “Stripped” date will be similar to his recent world tour.
Additional dates have been added to the residency. Two “Mr. Moonlight” shows, which will feature Bauhaus classics will take place on February 14th and 15th. Tickets go on sale on Friday via the Chapel website.
Peter Murphy Rescheduled Chapel Residency Dates
January 23 – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
January 24 – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
January 26 – Love Hysteria
January 27 – Love Hysteria
January 28 – Love Hysteria
January 31 – Deep
February 2 – Deep
February 3 – Deep
February 4 – Holy Smoke
February 7 – Cascade
February 9 – Dust
February 10 – Ninth
February 11 – “Stripped”
February 14 – “Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)”
February 15 – “Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)”