Two April shows in New Jersey by the Celebrating David Bowie Tour will move to November due to an undisclosed illness affecting Peter Murphy.
According to the celebratingdavidbowie.com website, “Peter Murphy has undergone an unexpected medical procedure that prohibits his ability to travel as planned. He is recovering well, will fully recover, and be ready to tour the US with the group this Fall.
“The tour producers are diligently exploring all options to stage performances in the cities that have been on-sale alongside adding other markets due to popular demand.
“All tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates.”
The show at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank will move from April 16 to Nov. 14 and the one at BergenPAC in Englewood will move from April 17 to Nov. 15.
In addition to Murphy — a solo artist and member of the influential goth-rock band Bauhaus — the tour had been scheduled to feature Adrian Belew, Royston Langdon (of Spacehog), bandleader Angelo “Scrote” Bundini, multi-instrumentalist Ron Dziubla, bassist Matt McJunkins and drummer Jeff Friedl (both of A Perfect Circle) and guitarist Eric Schermerhorn (whose credits include playing with Bowie’s Tin Machine band on tour in 1991 and 1992).
There is no word yet about if there will be any modifications in the lineup, due to the postponement.
“This new show represents two sides of Bowie,” said Bundini in a press release, when the tour was initially announced. “With Peter Murphy, we have the dark baritone shrouded in mystery and wonder. With Adrian Belew, the tuneful tenor gleefully singing Bowie favorites while delivering the otherworldly guitar playing he is revered for.”
According to the press release, the tour will “interpret Bowie’s greatest hits with a special emphasis on Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust proto punk era, his Berlin trilogy records (Low, Heroes, and Lodger) and his later Trent Reznor infused years.”
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