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Roxy Music Announce First Tour In 20 Years

Two years following their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Roxy Music will reunite this September for the legendary band’s first North American tour together in nearly two decades.

Founding members Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul Thompson have announced a 10-date, 50th-anniversary arena trek that begins 9.07.22 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and concludes 9.28.22 at Los Angeles’ the Forum. Along the way, the reunited act will take the stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden, San Francisco’s Chase Center, Chicago’s United Center, and other major U.S. cities.

The 10-date jaunt marks Roxy Music’s first tour of the U.S. since 2003, and their first extended concert schedule together since their For Your Pleasure dates in 2011. Following that tour, Manzanera told Rolling Stone in 2014 that it was unlikely the band would ever perform together again stating:

“I don’t think we’re going to do any more shows.” “I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy [Mackay] and I looked at each other and said, ‘Our job is done here.’”

In 2019, singer Ferry, saxophonist Mackay, and guitarist Manzanera reunited onstage (less drummer Paul Thompson and founding soundscapist Brian Eno) to perform six songs together at their Rock Hall induction ceremony.

Tickets for the North American tour — which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the band’s 1972 self-titled debut LP will go on sale beginning April 4 and on Friday (4.08) Roxy Music will reissue their first two albums, Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure, on vinyl, the first two releases in a year-long series of vinyl reissues.

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Author: Saul Goode

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