Roxy Music Reuniting For World Tour
Long-dormant U.K. modern rock act Roxy Music will kick off a reunion world tour in June. Featuring core members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay but not Brian Eno, the tour, promoted by SFLong-dormant U.K. modern rock act Roxy Music will kick off a reunion world tour in June. Featuring core members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay but not Brian Eno, the tour, promoted by SFX and Solo Concerts, will be the group's first since 1983, and will find them playing a selection of hits and favorite tracks from their eight original studio albums released between 1972 and 1982.
The run will begin June 9 in Dublin, the first of eight U.K. dates that culminate at London's Wembley Arena on June 22. It is understood that two further Wembley dates have been optioned. Shows in 10 further European countries will follow, although details of these have yet to be announced. The North American segment of the tour (dates to be confirmed) will touch down in Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Roxy Music has no plans to record a new album, although its members expressed the hope that the tour might produce a live record. Ferry, meanwhile, will release his next solo album, the follow-up to 1999's Virgin set "As Time Goes By," in October. That set is up for the Grammy for best traditional pop vocal album.