[Last updates: October 27, 2002 (Updated: When and where will he go on tour?)(Philadelphia show postponed until 2003); August 4, 2002 (Updated: When and where will he go on tour?)(North American dates added); (May 5, 2002 (lots of updates--I've been travelling) (Updated: When and where will he go on tour?)(MANY dates added) When is the next Bryan Ferry album coming out? (some changes made); April 8, 2002 ((Updated: When is the next Bryan Ferry album coming out? (release date for "Goddess of Love" single in the UK (May 15)) and When and where will he go on tour?)(caveat added re: last dates added); April 6, 2002 ((Updated: When is the next Bryan Ferry album coming out? (UK release of Frantic delayed one week due to Queen Mother's death) and When and where will he go on tour?)(many dates added); April 2, 2002 ((Updated: When is the next Bryan Ferry album coming out? (dates for Japanese, Australian and North American released added) and When and where will he go on tour?)(date added in Scotland); (Updates prior to March 2002 deleted from this list).
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1. When is Bryan Ferry's next record coming out?
2. When and where will he go on tour?
3. What is the status of a possible Roxy Music reunion?
4. Who are Roxy Music?
5. How did Roxy Music get their name?
6. How would you describe their music?
7. Who were Bryan Ferry's influences?
8. Who did Roxy Music influence?
9. What is the deal with the "Country Life" cover that I've heard so much about?
10. What did Roxy Music release?
11. What has Bryan Ferry released?
12. In the opinion of this esteemed list, which album is the best place to begin?
13. What Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry bootlegs are there?
14. Where can I find the lyrics?
15. What films have featured Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry's music?
16. What television programs have featured Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry's music?
17. What television shows have Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry appeared on?
18. What Roxy Music-related books are out there?
19. Who has covered Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry songs?
20. Who are the Byran Ferry look-alikes?
21. How can I join Avalon--the Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music mailing list?
22. How can I read the Avalon archives?
23. Where can I find out more information about Roxy Music and/or Byran Ferry?
24. What is the fan club address?
--Bryan Ferry will have a new single, a cover of the Bob Dylan song "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" (b/w "Which Way To Go" and "Smoke Dreams"), which will be released on April 2, 2002. The previously announced date was March 4, 2002. The mainland European release date for this single has been put back to June 2, 2002. You can see the artwork for it at www.vivaroxymusic.com.
A different single, "Goddess of Love"(b/w "Which Way To Go" and "Smoke Dreams"), will be released in the UK on May 20. "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" will not be released in the UK as of this point.
--The new Bryan Ferry album, _Frantic_, will be released
*in Europe on April 22;
*in Japan on April 26 (with 2 extra songs: "Smoke Dreams" and "I
Forgot More Than You Ever Know");
*in Australia on May 13; and,
*in the United States and Canada on May 21.
It will be the first Virgin album released in SACD format.
The UK release date for _Frantic_ is now April 29 because of the Queen Mother's death (the broadcast of the Parkinson and Top of the Pops 2 shows have been delayed to April 27 and May 4, respectively, and the release date has been adjusted to coincide with those broadcasts).
The track listing: (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue, Cruel, Goin' Down, Goddess of Love, Don't Think Twice (It's Alright), Nobody Loves Me, Ja Hun Hons Pris, Fool For Love, Goodnight Irene, Hiroshima, San Simeon, One Way Love, I Thought.
Contributors to the album should Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics (yes, the Dave Stewart sessions, or at least part of them, will finally see the light of day!), Chris Spedding, Paul Thompson, Lucy Kerplansky and Brian Eno amongst others. The album is produced by Rhett Davies and Colin Good.
[Ed. note: I got _Frantic_ in early March and I am still in love with it.]
--There are no plans at this time for any videos for the songs.
--A live Roxy Music album is due to be released sometime after the solo album.
--In addition, on February 4th an album of Shakespeare's sonnets
called When Love Speaks is being released in the UK. It is
a 53-track compilation of famous actors and singers performing Shakespeare
and it includes the setting of the sonnet by Bryan Ferry which appeared
on the Princess
Diana and the recent Bryan Ferry ballad compilation. Details of the album can be found at:
Thanks to everyone who keeps the Avalon mailing list updated with this information!
These are the dates which have been announced thus far:
(Please note: the bulk of the summer tour will be festivals; the tour begins in earnest in indoor venues in the fall of 2002)
May 10 Vienna Festival, Austria. (Bryan
will perform three songs from
As Time Goes By)
May 24 Odense, Denmark
May 25 Jellingsmusikfestival in Denmark (www.jellingsmuskikfestival.dk)
1 day entrance is approx. 20#
Tickets here: jellingmusikfestival.synkron3-3.dir.dk/sw150.asp
June 1 The Queen's Golden Jubilee, Princes
Info at www.edinburghnews.com/entertainment.cfm?id=277152002
June 3 Heineken Green Energy Festival, Cork, Ireland
June 6 Casino Estoril, Estoril, Portugal (very limited tickets)
June 8 Casino Da Povoa, Povoa De Varzim, Portugal (very limited
June 14 Caribana Festival, Crans Sur Celigny, Switzerland
June 18 Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 19 Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 21 ATL Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
June 22 ATL Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
June 29 Crathes Castle, Aberdeen
Tickets are available from Aberdeen Box Office.
Tel: 01224 620011
Online ticket booking at:
July 13 Belvoir Castle, Leicester
Ticketmaster 0870 4445556
or Royal Centre, Nottingham 0115 989 5555
Cost #29.50 + booking fee.
Concerts are picnic style a la ATGB tour.
July 14 Liverpool Kings Dock Arena
Tickets: 08707 460000 (Kings Dock Arena box office)
July 16 Palacio De Los Deportes Municipal, Malaga
July 17 Madrid
July 21 Stimmen Festival, Lorrach, Germany
July 25 Hof Landesmuseum, Zurich
information at http://www.liveatsunset.ch/
July 20 Stadio della Pallacorda, Rome, Italy
Sept 2 The Cirkus, Stokholm
Sept 4 House of Culture, Helsinki
Sept 6 Concert House, Oslo
Sept 7 Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen
Sept 9 Heineken Hall, Amsterdam
Sept 10 Palais Des Beauxarts, Brussels
Sept 13 Stadtpark, Hamburg
Sept 14 Museum Park, Bonn
Sept 15 Philharmonie, Munich
Sept 17 Tempodrom, Berlin
Setp 18 Alte Oper, Frankfurt
Sept 20 Rosengarten, Mannheim
Sept 22 Olympia, Paris
Oct 4 Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
01473 433 100
Oct 5 NIA Academy, Birmingham, UK 0870 909 4144
Oct 7 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 020 7589 8212 or 020 7403 3331
Oct 8 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 020 7589 8212 or 020 7734 8932
Oct 10 Colston Hall, Bristol, UK 0117 922 3686 or 0870 44 44 400
Oct 11 Pavillion Theatre, Plymouth, UK 01752 22 99 22
Oct 13 International Centre, Bournemouth, UK 01202 456 456
Oct 14 Nottingham Royal Centre, UK 0115 989 5555
Ocy 16 City Hall, Sheffield, UK 0114 278 9789
Oct 17 De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK 0116 233 3111
Oct 18 Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK -
Oct 20 Festival Theatre Edinburgh, UK -
Oct 22 City Hall, Newcastle, UK 0191 261 2606
Oct 25 Barbican, York, UK 01904 656688
Oct 26 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK 0161 242 2560
or 0161 832 1111
(Tickets for the British leg of the tour can be purchased on the 24 hour
credit card hotline 0115 912 9000 or online at www.gigsandtours.com)
North American dates
Nov 9 Maisonneuve Theatre,
NOv 10 Hummingbird Centre, Toronto
Nov 12 Orpheum Theatre, Boston
Nov 13 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Pennsylvania (please note this show
has been postponed until 2003; no other info is available yet)
Nov 15 Beacon Theatre, New York
Nov 16 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Nov 18 Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor
Nov 19 Chicago Theatre, Chicago
Nov 22 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
Nov 23 Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles
Nov 25 The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
Nov 26 House of Blues, Anaheim
I believe that all of the North American shows are on sale. For more info: http://www.thewebgal.com/roxymusic/
Previously announced Japanese dates:
Nov 30 International Forum Hall A, Tokyo
Dec 2 Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka
Thanks to everyone who keeps the Avalon mailing
list updated with this information!
The band reformed in 2001:
June 8 Dublin
June 11 Glasgow SECC
June 12 Newcastle Telewest Arena
June 14 Nottingham Arena
June 16 Birmingham NEC
June 17 Birmingham NEC
June 19 Sheffield Arena
June 20 Manchester Evening News Arena
June 22 Wembley Arena
June 23 Wembley Arena
June 24 Wembley Arena
June 26 Munich Olympiahalle
June 27 Zurich Hallenstadion
June 29 Santiago de Compostela, Spain Sala Multiusos do Sar
July 1 Belgium Werchter Festival
July 16 Toronto Air Canada Centre
July 17 Boston FleetBoston Pavilion
July 19 Philadelphia Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre
July 20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 21 Boston FleetBoston Pavilion
July 23 New York Madison Square Garden Theatre
July 24 New York Madison Square Garden Theatre
July 26 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 29 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 30 Chicago Allstate Arena
July 31 Minneapolis Northrop Auditorium
August 3 Vancouver General Motors Place
August 5 San Francisco Chronicle Pavilion
August 6 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
August 7 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
August 11 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
August 13 Sydney Entertainment Centre
August 16 Melbourne Park Rod Laver Arena
August 17 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
August 18 Perth Entertainment Centre
September 7 Tokyo International Forum
September 8 Tokyo International Forum
September 9 Tokyo International Foru
September 13 Ahoy' Rotterdam
September 14 Antwerp Sportpaleis
September 16 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
September 18 Copenhagen Valby Hallen
September 19 Hamburg Sporthalle
September 21 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
September 22 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
September 24 Milan
September 26 Vienna Gasometer
September 28 Manchester
September 29 Glasgow
October 1 Apollo Hammersmith, London
October 2 Apollo Hammersmith, London
Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country
Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Graham Simpson (Roxy Music)
Andy Mackay (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Eno (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure)
Paul Thompson (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto)
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Eddie Jobson (Stranded, Country Life, Siren
Gary Tibbs (Manifesto, Flesh and Blood))
Alan Spenner (Manifesto, Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Paul Carrack (Manifesto, Flesh and Blood)
Allen Schwartzberg (Flesh and Blood)
Andy Newmark (Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Simon Phillips (Flesh and Blood)
Neil Jason (Flesh and Blood)
Paul Carrack (Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Neil Hubbard (Flesh and Blood, Avalon)
Jimmy Maelen (Avalon)
Fonzi Thornton (Avalon)
Yanick Etienne (Avalon)
Rick Marotta (Avalon)
Kermit Moore (Avalon)
John Porter (Four Your Pleasure)
John Gustafson (Stranded, Country Life, Siren)
Chris Lawrence (Stranded)
Detailed information on additional musicians and "guests" on studio
and live recordings can be found at http://www.dlc.fi/~hope.
Andy McKay and Bryan Ferry compiled a list of glamorous fifties
picture houses, and Roxy seemed the best--almost a slightly camp description
of the music. But the name was already taken by an American band, so they
became Roxy Music.
Roxy Music's first sound was classified as "glam rock," due
mainly to their look (feathers, make-up, spangles, platform shoes, etc.),
but actually their early music was a mix of 50's rock'n'roll, futuristic
sounds and noises, crooner ballads, hard rock and vanguard experiments.
With the departure of Brian Eno there was a change in look (Bryan turned
to his well-known formal style, with suits and ties), and the music gradually
adopted funky, soul, disco, and tropical rhythms. The last Roxy Music albums
show the style that Bryan developed in his last solo career: dark sounds,
minimalist lyrics with soul and rhythm and blues background, creating an
intimate and sensual atmosphere.
Otis Redding (Bryan named his son after him), Billie Holliday, the
Beach Boys, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Smokey Robinson, theVelvet
Underground, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Marc Bolan, _Casablanca_, Richard
Hamilton (painter), Elvis Presley, and John Lennon.
Lots of new wave bands during the 1980s adopted Roxy Music's
sounds and fashion, Ferry's original vocals, and/or his romantic and surrealistic
lyrics: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Japan, ABC, Ultravox, etc., and veteran
artists too, like David Bowie.
The Country Life album cover was censored in the U.S. (and perhaps
elsewhere) when it was initially released. All it had on the cover was
the bush minus the girls (probably a reprint of the back cover). Subsequent
re-releases have restored the girls to the cover.
Roxy Music (1972)
For Your Pleasure (1973)
Country Life (1974)
Greatest Hits (1977)
Flesh and Blood (1980)
The High Road (1983)
The High Road Video (1983)
Roxy Music - Total Recall - A History 1972 - 1982 (Video, 1989)
Heart Still Beating (1990)
Street Life (1986) [Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry]
The Ultimate Collection (1988) [Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry]
The Thrill of it All (Boxed 4 CD set) (1995)
More Than This (Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music CD and video) (1995)
For more information on non-album releases, you can check
These Foolish Things (1973)
Another Time, Another Place (1974)
Let's Stick Together (1976)
In Your Mind (1977)
The Bride Stripped Bare (1978)
Boys and Girls (1985)
Bete Noire (1987)
New Town (Video)
Girl of My Best Friend (Virgin/Japan 1993)
Street Life (1986) [Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry]
The Ultimate Collection (1988) [Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry]
For more information on non-album releases, you can check
Suggestions include: Greatest Hits, Street Life, Siren (for early
Roxy), Avalon (for later Roxy), Boys and Girls (for solo Ferry).
The Roxy Music Bootleg Archive can be found at: http://www.thewebgal.com/roxymusic/
Some lyrics can be found at http://tachyonic.net/roxy/
Others can be found at http://www.dlc.fi/~hope.
"Love Is the Drug" in _The Stud_ (1976)
"Same Old Scene" _Times Square_ (1980)
"Is Your Love Strong Enough" in _Legend_ (1985)
"Slave to Love" in _9 « Weeks_ (1986)
"Slave to Love" in _Fire with Fire_ (1986)
"Help Me" in _The Fly_ (1986)
"Kiss and Tell" in _Bright Lights, Big City_ (1988)
"Crazy Love" in _She's Having a Baby_ (1988)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight" in _Honeymoon in Vegas_ (1992)
"The In Crowd" in _Prelude to a Kiss_ (1992)
"Slave to Love" in _Malice_ (1993)
"Is Your Love Strong Enough" in _Threesome_ (1994)
"Slave to Love" in _Exit to Eden_ (1995)
"Love Is The Drug" in _Casino_ (1995)
"In the Midnight Hour" in _Indecent Proposal_ (1995)
"Dance With Life" in _Phenomenon_ (1996)
"Love Is The Drug" in _Solitaire for Two_ (1996?)
--"Lover" on _Miami Vice_ (soundtrack album)
--"Boys and Girls" on _Miami Vice_ (Episode title: "Bushido")
--"Slave To Love" on _Miami Vice_ (Episode title: "Junk Love")
--"I Put A Spell On You" _General Hospital_
--"Dance With Life" on _General Hospital_
--"Street Life" on _Only Fools and Horses_
--"The 39 Steps" on _Melrose Place_ (November, 1994)
--"I Put A Spell On You" and "Your Painted Smile" on _Saturday Night Live_ (1996)-- In one sketch with guest host Teri Hatcher and comic Chris Kattan, both are played on a stereo, among other things. Kattan was attempting to woo Hatcher by dancing creatively to various songs.
--"This Is tomorrow" appeared on a New Zealand Telecom advertisement about three years ago.
--Also, Eddie Jobson is credited with music for _Nash Bridges_ .
1974 or 1975 The Midnight Special (Roxy Music singing "Out
of the Blue" and "Really Good Time")
1974 or 1975 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (Roxy Music taped from a London performance--"Editions of You" and others performed)
1977 "Bryan Ferry in Australia" featured "live" studio performancesof songs from the "In Your Mind Tour"
1985 Live at Five (local New York City TV show)
December 1987 Saturday Night Live (musical guest; sang "The Right Stuff" and "Kiss and Tell") 1987-88 The Don Lane Show (Performed "Kiss and Tell" as part of a promotional tour)
1993 The Tonight Show (sang "I Put A Spell On You" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"; brief chat with host Jay Leno)
1993 or 94 HBO entertainment update--a short interview w/Ferry concerning the release of the then titled album Horoscope.
1994 Extra (syndicated program) (short interview and video clips from "Mamouna")
1994 The Late Show with David Letterman (musical guest; sang "Love is the Drug")
--Not an appearance, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 has made at
least two references to Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music in films they spoofed. In
"The Magic Sword" there is a misty scene with a knight on a horse where
the MST3K comics start to sing "Avalon." In the hilariously awful "Teenager
from Outer Space" the lead character, who looks a bit like Ferry, gets
up off the floor, his disheveled hair trailing over his forehead. One of
the comics yells out "It's Bryan Ferry."
--The Bryan Ferry Story, by Rex Balfour ISBN 0 86044 015 X
-- Roxy Music: Style with Substance - Roxy's first ten years, by Johnny Rogan ISBN 0352 310766 (1982)
-- Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music, by Barry Lazell & Dafydd Rees ISBN 0 86276 034 8 (1982)
-- Electronic Music: The Instruments, The Music & The Musicians, by Andy Mackay ISBN 0 7148 2176 4 (1981)
--Modern Times, by Peter York ISBN: 0434892602 (1984) [York coined the term "Sloane Ranger" and has written a number of "style" tomes. He's a BIG Ferry fan and takes any opportunity to allude to him. The chapter on Ferry is in the section "Men of Our Time" and has a couple of pics of his London house ( apparently it featured in the very first edition of the magazine "Interiors".]
Mike McGear - "Sea Breezes"
Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Sea Breezes"
Spizz Energi - "Virginia Plain"
Grace Jones - "Love Is The Drug"
The Divinyls - "Love Is The Drug"
Ian McShane - "Avalon"
Tin Machine - "If There Is Something"
Pretty & Twisted - "Mother Of Pearl"
Big Country - "Prairie Rose"
Concrete Blonde - "End of the Line"
Robyn Hitchcock - "More Than This"
R. Stevie Moore's - "2 H.B."
Then Jerico - "Prairie Rose"
Ghost Dance - "Both Ends Burning" (River of No Return EP)
Fields of Nephfilm - "In Every Dream Home A Heartache"
Iva Davies (from Icehouse) - "Really Good Time"
10,000 Maniacs- "More Than This"
Various artists who have covered BF/RM songs in concert
--Game Theory used to close shows with a killer version of
--Sisters of Mercy (??) used to do "Virginia Plain" on tour.
--Tin Machine used to insert part of "In Every Dreamhome" into the middle of their live version of "Heaven's in Here" once in a while.
There is also Roxy Music tribute album on B5 records (http://www.b5records.com).
Deneuve (Roger Taylor's new band): "Casanova"
Nancy Boy (Donovan Leitch): "Trash"
Xan Cassavietes (Shrine): "In Every Dream Home A Heartache"
Vitamade (Bong Load): "Remake-Remodel"
John Shanks & Melissa Etheridge: "To Turn You On"
John Taylor (from B5 Records): "Just Another High"
Boyfriend & Girlfriend (Japan): "Rain,Rain,Rain"
Joe Strummer: "Virginia Plain"
Mavis Piggett (Sub Pop): "Out of The Blue"
The Indians (L.A.): "Sentimental Fool"
Dads Porno Mag: "Love is the Drug"
Low Pop Suicide (World Dom.): "More Than This"
Three Alarm Fire: "Angel Eyes"
The Laffy Brothers: "Same Old Scene"
Rudy Tomjanovich (coach of the Houston Rockets)
Lord David Owen
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