Concert preview: Peter Murphy in Salt Lake tonight

First Published      Last Updated Jun 26 2014 10:52 am

Peter Murphy, the former leader of goth-rock pioneer Bauhaus with a solo career continually shows him be a master of reinvention, headlines a concert tonight at The Depot in Salt Lake City.

Murphy, a 56-year-old Turkey resident, is touring behind "Lion," his 10th studio album and first since 2011.

Notable this time around — for Murphy never does the same thing twice — was a collaboration with producer Youth, who is perhaps best known for his work with Paul McCartney in The Fireman.

"It was very prolific," Murphy said. "We pushed, and that's how the sessions went. Youth really took the helm. … Much of the songs were written on the spot."

"Lion" was recorded in the wake of Murphy's 2013 tour that celebrated the 35th anniversary of Bauhaus, which made him the "Godfather of Goth." "It was a tour for the fans," he said. "It was a tip of the hat to the fans, and in that it was satisfying."

But re-creating the past has never been one of Murphy's priorities.

Reinvention, he said, is "what I do. … What influences me is being away from the music world. I've never been a part of it."



Peter Murphy with Ringo Deathstar

When » Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Where » The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $26 to $101 at SmithsTix.