(From Peter Murphy Official)
Due to continuing inexplicable bureaucratic delays regarding his US visa application, Peter Murphy has no choice but to announce the postponement of the Chapel Residency to March 2019. These shows represent a very important milestone for Peter, sharing some of his most-loved work with his fans in an unprecedented run of full album performances, and his personal sadness at these San Francisco shows not coming to fruition at this time is great. Despite having several attorneys, management, and members of the US congress working diligently on this, there has been no word or movement on the visa application, and there is no answer as to why it is being held up. Peter did not want to wait any longer to make this decision, even though he has indications that the visa will be issued eventually, as he is very concerned about fans making non-refundable travel and hotel arrangements.
Peter wants everyone to know that the residency concept will live on, and he and the band are excited to bring these shows to The Chapel in March 2019, and to other cities and stages around the world at some point soon. For now, know that Peter is so very grateful for his amazing fans.
Peter soon will be announcing worldwide dates for the Bauhaus 40th Anniversary Ruby Tour featuring David J, with John Andrews and Marc Slutsky.
Please see The Chapel’s announcement. They will directly handle ticket reissues for the new dates, refunds, or any further questions.
(From The Chapel)
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE CHAPEL REGARDING PETER MURPHY RESIDENCY
It is with extreme sadness and great disappointment on the part of everyone involved, especially Peter Murphy, that we regrettably have to reschedule his career spanning residency to March 2019.
Since the rescheduling of January and February’s dates due to his Visa being inexplicably delayed in approval, Peter, his team, his immigration attorneys, and The Chapel management have been working continuously to try to secure Peter’s visa, as he has always done with great success over his 40 year career. All parties involved have approached this issue from every possible angle, even receiving substantial assistance from several congressional offices.
Peter’s circumstances have not changed since the granting of his last US visa for the “Stripped” tour of 2016, and as has been seen by anyone who attended his recent festival headlining show in Mexico with David J, Peter is in great voice and the band is sounding better than ever. Peter is so excited to perform this residency of full album shows for his fans and has been preparing and rehearsing now for 18 months. He is sorely disappointed that a further delay will take place, and that his loyal fans and the great many people invested in this project will be put out by this situation once again.
Multiple efforts have been made to leave no stone unturned to try to get to the bottom of what is causing the visa delay and to try to find a way to resolve this, including a recent second application. We have been unable to get information for what has been described as “random administrative processing” and no word on a timeline of when a decision is expected, despite the implications to Peter’s incredible fans and the livelihoods of the many people involved on both the production and venue side.
We eagerly awaited confirmation on the visa and had decided on a deadline of this week, and we held the utmost hope that his visa would be issued and we could give you a positive update. However, although it is still possible that his visa could be issued in time, we feel we have to cut it off now and make this decision.
We fully understand and commiserate with the financial implications for all concerned. The Chapel remains firm in its commitment to Peter to see through this momentous undertaking they conceived together back in December 2016.
We realize this is an extraordinary inconvenience to everyone who holds tickets to these shows, and to have gone through this many changes is completely unprecedented and we cannot apologize enough. We will do anything we can to make either the transfer of tickets to new dates or refunds as easy as possible.
The new dates are listed below. There will be exciting incentives created by Peter for all who hold tickets to make the shows even more unique and special. Also, Peter will soon be announcing worldwide dates for his 40th year Bauhaus anniversary tour with David J, John Andrews, and Marc Slutsky. A personal announcement regarding the residency is also forthcoming.
Ticketfly will be sending out an email on Monday to all ticket holders with more information about the new dates and refunds. Full refunds will be granted to those who seek them, and thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult and frustrating time.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 415-551-5157 with any questions you might have.
PETER MURPHY – The Chapel Residency March 2019
3.5 – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
3.8 – Love Hysteria 8pm / Love Hysteria 11pm
3.10 – Deep
3.11 – Deep
3.14 – Deep / Love Hysteria encore
3.15 – Cascade 8pm / Holy Smoke 11pm
3.18 – Stripped
3.19 – Dust 7pm / Ninth 10pm
3.21 – Mr. Moonlight
3.22 – Mr. Moonlight
3.23 – Mr Moonlight
Peter Murphy and David J at a recent show in Guadalajara (photo by After Five Studio)
Featured image courtesy of Peter Murphy Official