Gothic rock legend and former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has definitely boosted his profile recently: he memorably shared the stage with Nine Inch Nails at the close of their 2009 “Wave Goodbye” tour, and released a series of cool cover tunes including David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Joy Division’s Transmission. Now, with a 2010 world tour in the works (supported by Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance), Murphy is also set to produce, direct and perform in a unique online concert performance series entitled The Secret Bee, with the first installment kicking off next month. More details below the fold...
Transmitted live from New York’s Catskill Mountains on February 11th, the first Secret Bee concert will feature an intimate and stripped-down set of Peter’s classic solo tracks, as well as brand new numbers from his upcoming album and some rare Bauhaus cuts (some of which, according to the artist, have never been performed live). For this round, Peter will be joined onstage by guitarist John Andrews, Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione and electric violinist Zef NoiSe, and Murphy plans on inviting a continually-revolving roster of guest artists to future events.
Webcast ticket buyers will gain access to the live event and an interactive behind-the-scenes presentation, with ten hours of on-demand access for a full month. As an added perk, those who subscribe by February 1st will be entered in a drawing for a backstage VIP pass to the concert. Tickets are on sale now at this link.