Roxy Music Announces 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour

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Roxy Music (Photo: Brian Cooke via Live Nation)

Roxy Music have announced their first tour in more than a decade to mark the 50th year since their groundbreaking debut album. Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson, together on stage for the first time since their sold-out and critically acclaimed 2011 “For Your Pleasure” tour, will perform 13 arena shows across North America and the U.K., beginning September 7, 2022.

Tickets for the Live Nation-produced North American shows will go on sale April 4 at 10 a.m. local time here.

From the March 28 announcement: Since their formation in 1972, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Roxy Music have left an indelible mark on the worlds of music, fashion and art, merging the three with a singular and astonishing vision that brought them immediate, global success. Today they are regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, whose work has inspired generations of musicians. Intense, emotive, and clever, with iconic graphics, Roxy Music’s eight studio albums birthed the art-rock movement, blurring the lines between genres and infusing a new kind of glamour into rock music for the first time.

Very special guest St. Vincent will be appearing on all North American shows except Boston. Since making her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007, Annie Clark has been regarded as one of the most innovative and fascinating presences in modern music, continually reinventing her unique sounds and personae—and winning two GRAMMY Awards in the process.

2022 marks a year of celebration for Roxy Music. Throughout the year, each of their eight studio albums, all heralded as modern classics, will be reissued as special anniversary editions with a new half-speed cut, revised artwork and a deluxe gloss laminated finish. The first two LPs, Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure, will be released on April 1, with the remaining albums arriving throughout the year.

Roxy Music 2022 Tour (Tickets will be available here)
Sep 07 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sep 09 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Sep 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garde
Sep 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sep 17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sep 19 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sep 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Sep 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sep 26 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sep 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct 10 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
Oct 12 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
Oct 14 – London, UK – The O2

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  1. Batchman
    #1 Batchman 28 March, 2022, 19:07

    This sounds great. Who will be joining them in the Eno / Jobson role?

    I wouldn’t call all 8 of their studio albums “modern classics.” The first 5, certainly. But the last 3 not so much. Like many artsy outfits, they became a lot less interesting when commerciality concerns took over and they lost their way. Another reason it’s good to have (most of) the original lineup back.

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    • University Grill
      University Grill 4 April, 2022, 00:53

      Batchman, I’d add “Manifesto” to that list of classics. Side one is classic Roxy and side two, while more commercial, is still pretty great. I think the first version with the orignal mixes/versions of “Angel Eyes” and “Dance Away” is far superior. Plus Paul Thompson is on all but one or two tracks(on side two), it really stops being Roxy Music for me when he leaves and Ferry brings in all those session musicians. The addition of Neil Hubbard on guitar is especially galling, even moreso when he replaces Phil Manzanera. That said I’d take “Flesh + Blood” over the almost completely lifeless(and horribly overrated) “Avalon”.

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