6/7 - Peter Murphy - 'Ninth'

Nettwerk is excited to announce that Peter Murphy has signed to its label roster to release his upcoming ninth studio album, aptly titled Ninth, out June 7, 2011. The former Bauhaus iconic frontman has also just announced spring tour dates, including a stop in Austin, TX during SXSW.

Murphy is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s growing label roster, which currently includes active artists like Ladytron, Angus & Julia Stone and fellow recent signing William Fitzsimmons, as well as catalogue artists like Skinny Puppy and Severed Head. Says Mark Jowett, Nettwerk VP of International A&R/Publishing, “We are honored to be releasing Peter’s excellent new album Ninth and to introduce him to a whole new bastion of fans.”

Currently living between Istanbul and New York City, Peter ignited a new generation of fans in 2009 while appearing with Trent Reznor during his final Nine Inch Nails tour at New York’s Terminal 5. He caused a sensation joining Reznor and his band to perform The Downward Spiral favorite "Reptile,” along with Murphy’s "Strange Kind Of Love” and Bauhaus' "Kick in the Eye.”

Always one to capture the zeitgeist of the moment, 2010 saw Murphy also in a central cameo appearance as “The Cold One” in Eclipse, the most recent installment of the Twilight series. When approached about the role, flattered and amused by the offer, Murphy said, “Who else could have and should have done it?” he laughed. “It was really lovely and smart of David Slade to ask me…I was honored, actually.”

Ninth marks Murphy’s first solo album since the successful Bauhaus reunion tour in 2005, which included an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where Peter famously descended to the stage upside down on a chain from the rafters. Be prepared for more of Peter Murphy’s unequaled performances on his spring tour, featuring new material from the forthcoming Nettwerk album Ninth.

Peter Murphy tour dates:
Mon, Mar 7 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Tue, Mar 8 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
Wed, Mar 9 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Thur, Mar 10 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio
Fri, Mar 11 Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
Sun, Mar 13 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy
Mon, Mar 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
Tue, Mar 15 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
Thur, Mar 17 Austin, TX @ Marchesa
Fri, Mar 18 Dallas, TX @ Granada
Sat, Mar 19 Houston, TX @ Numbers
Tue, Mar 22 New Orleans, LA @ The Republic
Wed, Mar 23 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Thur, Mar 24 Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Fri, Mar 25 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Sat, Mar 26 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
Sun, Mar 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Tue, Mar 29 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Wed, Mar 30 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
Thur, Mar 31 Richmond, VA @ National
Fri, Apr 1 Falls Church, VA @ State Theater
Sat, Apr 2 New York, NY @ Highline
Sun, Apr 3 Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon St
Tue, Apr 5 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Wed, Apr 6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Thur, Apr 7 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
Fri, Apr 8 Akron, OH @ Musica
Sat, Apr 9 Detroit, MI @ The Royal Oak
Sun, Apr 10 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
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