“Early last year I announced that I was looking at moving on a lot of my memorabilia now that much of it had been photographed and added to my website. What I didn’t realise was just how much time and effort can go into making something like that happen and being so busy with the band meant I just didn’t have that time. Then, this year I saw that Peter Hook, one of my mates from Manchester, was doing exactly what I wanted to do but with his Joy Division collection… he was letting it go back to the fans. The way he was doing it was by getting an auction house do all the hard work which seemed to make total sense. I spoke to Hooky and he fully recommended the people he had used called Omega, who are based in the North West of England, close to my family home there (where a lot of my stuff was stored). I met with them and realised their expertise in running auctions of music memorabilia made them the perfect partner to make this happen. So we’ve had a busy time in cataloguing and photographing items not already on my site and finally I can announce that the auction will take place on 25th October… which is the day after The Cult play in Manchester, so hopefully anyone going to the show will get chance to come along. If you can’t make it to the actual auction you can bid online or if you’re really old school they take telephone bids too. There will be a catalogue out soon that you can pre-order from Omega direct and I’ll be signing a limited quantity too…
I know that when it comes to the actual day it will be pretty emotional but I will feel so much happier knowing the time is right for someone else to own these treasured items, to look after them, to cherish them and let them see the light of day! Also, I will be donating some of the profit from the auction to my good friend Mike Peter’s charity ‘Love Hope Strength’. “
For more info on the auction and to see Billy’s memorabilia, check out this link here!:
Please send your healing vibes to Peter Murphy for a speedy recovery. Get well Peter! ❤️PETER MURPHY Suffers Heart Attack: Remaining NYC Residency shows to be postponed and rescheduled.
On the evening of August 13, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform his scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, it was determined that Peter had suffered a heart attack.
Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiologist Jason Song issued the following statement: "Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction, had two stents placed in his right coronary artery, and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. He remains in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition."
Sadly, Peter is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the Residency series (August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th). These shows will be postponed to later dates to be determined. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the rescheduled date or can request a refund by emailing [email protected] by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.
Peter’s family has issued the following statement: "We would like to thank the fans for their undying support and hope that Peter will be back on stage with a refreshed heart, stronger than before!"
Le Poisson Rouge has issued the following statement: "All of us at LPR are devastated by this news. Peter’s performances and presence over the past twelve days have been amazing - both onstage and off. We wish Peter a swift and full recovery and look forward to his successful return to LPR."