This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of influential English goth-rockers Bauhaus.
The band are one of the founding forefathers of the entire gothic rock movement, with bleakly brooding numbers such as ‘Double Dare’ and the darkly iconic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ proving to be scene-defining high watermarks. They were, however, far from being morose one trick ponies, also channeling post-punk and even glam-on-steroids, as evidenced on their memorable cover of Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’.
Leading the way was eerily magnetic front man Peter Murphy, who after the bands initial dissolution continued to create striking sounds in solo guise, as well as collaborating with artists of the calibre of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
October sees Murphy, together with Bauhaus co-founding bassist David J, landing in Australia to deliver a highly anticipated run of celebratory shows, which will see them perform Bauhaus’ seminal debut album, ‘In The Flat Field’ in its entirety, as well as delving into a selection of highlights from across the bands entire catalogue.
Local fans get the chance to witness them in all their dramatic pomp and spectacle when they darken the corners of The Zoo, in Fortitude Valley, on 25 October.
For tickets, go here.