Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Photos: Peter Murphy @ J&R Music World

Peter Murphy @ J&R Music World, June 7th, 2011

Goth icon Peter Murphy released his latest studio album Ninth yesterday, and in celebration he did an in-store performance at J&R Music World in the Financial District of Manhattan. The performance marked the beginning of a short tour the former Bauhaus frontman is about to embark on, and his stay in New York City continues tonight at a surprise intimate performance at the Delancey in the Lower East Side. As of right now, tickets are still on sale, but I suspect that's because this performance has not been highly publicized. Grab one while you still can. You can also stream Ninth in full below the jump via the good people at Nettwerk Music.

The set last night consisted of five new songs off of Ninth as well as a few other classics like "A Strange Kind of Love," which Murphy threw in the lyrics to Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" much to the crowd's appreciation. It was kind of weird seeing (and hearing) Murphy in such a brightly lit setting, not to mention it began at 6pm so it was still very bright outside. Also, because he didn't bring a rhythm section to this performance, there seemed to be a few things off about the band's sound (a couple songs were stopped more than once due to sound and arrangement issues). But the songs were still great, and though it was not the greatest performance I've ever seen, I expect tonight's show (with full band) to be much more exciting.

Stream Ninth below, and check out a full set of photos from the J&R performance well as Murphy's remaining tour dates. We'll be back with photos from the Delancey show ASAP...

Peter Murphy - Ninth by nettwerkmusicgroup

Peter Murphy's remaining tour dates:

June 08: The Delancey, New York, NY
June 15: Casbah, San Diego, CA
June 16: Amoeba, Los Angeles, CA *
June 17: Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
June 23: Amoeba, San Francisco, CA *
June 24: Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
June 25: Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA
June 29: The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

* In-store performance and autograph signing