Bauhaus' David J announces 'Missive to an Angel from the Halls of Infamy and Allure' LP and Euro/UK tour!
Bauhaus' David J announces 'Missive to an Angel from the Halls of Infamy and Allure' LP. Missives and Miles Euro/UK tour announced in support of new album
The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist Karel Holas, amongst others.
The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin and Los Angeles, as well as Beck Studios in Wellingborough, England, where Bauhaus cut their seminal 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' back in 1979. This is a 'coming home' of sorts as Glass Modern Records is essentially the reactivated Glass Records, the label that released David J's earliest critically acclaimed solo works.
This album is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, 'I Hear Only Silence Now' being a new version of the song that was the first on David J's 1983 solo debut 'Etiquette Of Violence'.
Ahead of this album, David J released two singles - 'The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)' featuring actress, activist and writer Rose McGowan and 'Migena And The Frozen Roses' featuring actress Asia Argento and Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe. A two-track version of the single, including David's rendition of 'Read 'Em 'N Weep' (written by Ian Hunter), is available exclusively via Bandcamp.
David J will be supporting this album with a European and UK tour. David recently completed a massive world tour for Bauhaus' Ruby anniversary, joining former bandmate Peter Murphy. Sold out venues around the world proved once again that Bauhaus' music is as vital now as it was 40 years ago. Bauhaus will also be playing several reunion shows at LA's Palladium on November 3th, 4th and December 1st. The latter show was added due to the first two selling out within minutes.
Ahead of this, David J will be bringing his distinct charm and sonic swagger to audiences in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France and the UK. David's trio features the great Karel Holas on violin for most dates. Karel played on the album, which was recorded at his First Floor studio in Prague. Fiona Brice (John Cale, Placebo, Elbow, John Grant, Simply Red) will play violin for Lisbon, Leira, Porto, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris shows. Robert Vasicek, who also contributed to David's album, will play piano.