Peter Murphy Plays SF's Warfield

Peter Murphy Plays SF's Warfield

Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy played San Francisco's Warfield Theater on Thursday night (March 2), the second date of his U.S. tour behind Wild Birds: 1985–1995, a retrospective released on Feb. 22. Backed by former Bauhaus/Love and Rockets drummer Kevin Haskins, ex–Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery, former Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano and Love and Rockets producer Doug DeAngelis on keyboards, Murphy tore through tracks from all five of his solo albums, beginning with his cover of Pere Ubu's "Final Solution," from 1986's Should the World Fail to Fall Apart; "Deep Ocean, Vast Sea" and "Crystal Wrists" from Deep (1990); "The Scarlet Thing in You" and "Huuvola" from Cascade (1995); and a moving rendition of "Indigo Eyes," from 1988's Love Hysteria, with just Murphy and an electric guitar. The tour, Murphy's first solo outing in five years, continues through March and ends on April 5 in San Diego.