Peter Murphy Takes 'Lion' on North American Tour, Unveils Album Teaser

Peter Murphy Takes 'Lion' on North American Tour, Unveils Album Teaser
Just days after learning about Peter Murphy's new solo album, Lion, the baritone-voiced king of the jungle goths has announced he'll be supporting his 10th album with a hefty North American tour.

The tour schedule has the singer out and about by late May, starting off the trip in Las Vegas. While the bulk of Mr. Moonlight's North American dates take place down in the U.S., he will be making it up into Canada a couple of times. Toronto crowds can catch him at Lee's Palace on June 16, while Vancouverites can see him perform at the Rickshaw Theatre on June 27. You'll find the rest of the details down below.

As for Lion, Murphy has gone ahead and teased a few tracks with a new trailer. Five of the 11-song set figure into the vintage movie clip-utilizing preview, with certain tracks busting out echo-laden drum production and distorted guitars, and others taking a more restrained and tranquil approach, all featuring the inimitable croon of Murphy.

"It's very romantic and very deep and emotional, quite symphonic in places, but then becomes, like, a rabble-rousing pirate sea shanty," Murphy had previously said of the set. "It's a mixture of 'The White Album,' which goes into 'Helter Skelter,' and kind of 'I Am the Walrus' type of arrangement stuff. It's a lot — kind of like, 'Who is that person? How can he imagine he can do all that?' I just think I'm out of place, really. I'm like [David] Bowie, Iggy [Pop], Frank Sinatra, Elvis [Presley] all rolled into one, and it's kind of like, 'What planet did he come from?'"

Lion is to arrive on June 3 via Nettwerk.

Tour dates:

05/22 Las Vegas, NV - LVCS

05/23 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

05/24 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater

05/27 Austin, TX - The Belmont

05/28 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

05/29 Houston, TX - Scout Bar

05/31 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

06/01 Gainesville, FL - Highdive

06/03 Miami, FL - Grand Central

06/04 Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theater

06/06 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West

06/07 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Theater

06/08 Falls Church, VA - State Theater

06/09 New York, NY - Irving Plaza

06/11 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space

06/12 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

06/13 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

06/14 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

06/16 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

06/17 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

06/18 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

06/20 Chicago, IL - Double Door

06/21 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room Lounge

06/22 Kansas City, MO - The Rut Room

06/24 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall

06/25 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

06/27 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

06/28 Seattle, WA - Showbox Theater

06/29 Portland, OR - Star Theater

07/01 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom

07/02 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up

07/03 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre

07/05 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre