Bryan Ferry Announces 2019 World Tour Celebrating Roxy Music’s Avalon


Bryan Ferry has announced the North American leg of his 2019 world tour celebrating the iconic Roxy Music 1982 album Avalon. Coinciding with the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March, the tour will feature Ferry performing songs from this registration, as well as his solo work and tracks from the Roxy Music songbook. The 73-year-old sophisticated-pop crooner has just released his sixteenth studio album, bittersweet.

Avalonreleased in May 1982was Roxy Music‘s last record, and his the most successful. Lhis single “More Than This” became a top ten in Great Britain and Australia, and the album also contains a sexy title and “Take A Chance On Me”. Ferry explained in 1982 that he had wanted to make an album “where the songs are all tied together in the style of West Side Storybut it always seemed too disturbing to work that way. The ferry instead took 10 poems that he thought could, with a little more work, be molded into a novel. “Avalon is part of the legend of King Arthur, and it is something very romantic. When King Arthur dies, the queens transport him to Avalon, which is a kind of enchanted island. It’s the quintessential place of romantic fantasy, he said.

In 1995, the Spin Alternate Recording Guide called the smooth Avalon “one of the greatest makeup hells of all time.” The ferry will launch the tour, suitably enough, on Valentine’s Day in South Africa, and conclude in Vancouver in September. A full list of dates is below.

Brian Ferry Avalon 2019 tour

2/14–Cape Town, South Africa–Grand Arena
2/16–Pretoria, South Africa–Time Square Arena
2/21–Perth, Australia –Kings Park & ​​Botanic Garden
2/23–Yarra Valley, Australia–Rochford Wines
2/26–Melbourne, Australia–Margaret Court Arena
3/1–Sydney, Australia–ICC Sydney Theater
3/3 – Mount Cotton, Australia – Sirromet wines
3/5 – Wellington, New Zealand – TSB Arena
3/7–Auckland, New Zealand–Spark Arena
3/11–Osaka, Japan–Namba Hatch
3/13–Tokyo, Japan–Bunkamura Orchard Hall
5/20–Groningen, Netherlands–De Oosterpoort
5/22–Eindhoven, Netherlands–Muziekgebouw Frits Phillips
5/24–Amsterdam, Netherlands–Royal Theater Carré
5/26–Frankfurt, Germany–Alte Oper
5/28–Essen, Germany–Theater Und Philharmonie Essen
5/30–Hamburg, Germany–Elbphilharmonie
6/1–Berlin, Germany–Tempodrom
6/3–Wroclaw, Poland–Narodowe Forum Muzyki
6/5–Prague, Czech Republic–Forum Karlin
6/7–Vienna, Austria–Stadthalle
6/9–Linz, Austria–Brucknerhaus
6/11–Munich, Germany–Circus Krone
6/13–Lucerne, Switzerland–KKL
6/15 – Brussels, Belgium – Palace of Fine Arts
6/–London, UK–Royal Albert Hall
6/20–Vejle, Denmark–Byparken Vejle
7/30–Toronto, Ontario–Sony Center
8/1–Chicago, IL–Chicago Theater
8/3–Detroit, MI–Fox Theater
8/5–Boston, MA–Boston Opera
8/7–Port Chester, NY–Capitol Theater
8/9–New York, NY–United Palace Theater
8/11–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–The Met
8/13–Washington, DC–The Anthem
8/15–Atlanta, Georgia–Tabernacle
8/17–Nashville, TN–Ryman Auditorium
8/21–Dallas, TX–Majestic Theater
08/23–Austin, TX–ACL live at the Moody Theater
8/25–Denver, CO–Paramount Theater
8/27–San Diego, Calif.–Copley Symphony Hall
8/29–Los Angeles, CA–Greek Theater
8/31–Oakland, CA–Fox Theater
9/3–Seattle, WA–Moore Theater
9/5–Vancouver, British Columbia–Queen Elizabeth Theater

[via Pitchfork]

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