Roxy Music launches 50th anniversary tour: set list and video

Roxy Music kicked off its 50th anniversary tour Wednesday night in Toronto.

After an opening performance by St. Vincent, Roxy Music began their set with “Re-make/Re-model”, the first track from their 1972 self-titled debut album. Songs from nearly every Roxy Music album are entries in the set list (except those of 1973 Failed). To end the evening, the band performed a cover of “Jealous Guy” by John Lennon.

You can see fan-filmed footage from the concert, as well as a set list, below.

The tour marks the first time Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson have performed together as Roxy Music since 2011. The last time they performed live was at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019, where most of the band appeared on stage, except for Thompson, who took time out due to arthritis, and original keyboardist Brian Eno, who refused to perform. travel to Cleveland for environmental reasons. Eno is also not playing on the current tour.

Watch St. Vincent Open for Roxy Music in Toronto

Watch Roxy Music perform ‘Re-make/Re-model’ in Toronto

“There’s emotion between the players and, of course, the crowd is half of everything,” Ferry said before the tour on Zane Lowe’s podcast. “And so you get such feedback from an audience when you’ve had a long career because they’re all from different generations and from different scenes and so on. It’s great to bring people together and their common interest is us and our It’s something very special and we’re all looking forward to it and it’s going to be an emotional experience for all of us.”

In addition to touring, Roxy Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary by re-releasing its eight studio albums on vinyl, mastered at half speed. Their tour is set to continue in the US until September 28, after which they will travel to the UK to perform in Glasgow, Manchester and London. A full list of show dates can be found on the band’s website.

“You never know when you get to that point in your trajectory if it’s going to be the last time, so you treat it like it’s going to be the last time,” Manzanera told Consequence. last month. “I’m going to have as much fun as possible.”

Watch Roxy Music perform “Love Is the Drug” in Toronto

Watch Roxy Music perform John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” in Toronto

Roxy Music, 07/09/22, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
1. “Redo/Remodel”
2. “Unannounced”
3. “The Fake Man”
4. “Ladytron”
5. “While my heart is still beating”
6. “Oh yeah”
7. “To Excite You”
8. “If There Is Something”
9. “In every dream house, a heartache”
10. “Tara”
11. “The Basics”
12. “Dancing Away”
13. “My Only Love”
14. “More Than That”
15. “Avalon”
16. “Same Old Scene”
17. “Love is the drug”
18. “Do the Strand”
19. “Edits of You”
20. Jealous Guy” (cover by John Lennon)

Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry albums ranked

In a way, the group and its singer are inseparable, even if they have followed slightly different professional paths.

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