The band Roxy Music, who stand as one of the most stylish and original sounding bands in classic rock history has just announced that they are reuniting for a short concert tour in 2022. The band Roxy Music last toured together back in 2011. When that tour was over, the band members were pretty set in their ways that it was the last time Roxy Music would ever tour again, Well, it seems they have changed their minds. The group will reunite for a Fall 2022 tour that will make stops in some of the most famous arenas in the United States including New York’s Madison Square Garden. Opening for the band will be St. Vincent who in many ways has a somewhat similar sound or we should say at least style to the band. It’s a perfect pairing. There may be other opening acts for the tour but so far Annie Clarke (St Vincent) has been the only artist announced who will be on tour with Roxy Music.
Sadly, Brian Eno will not be part of the reunion. The tour will feature Roxy Music band members Bryan Ferry on lead vocals, Phil Manzanera on guitar, Andy Mackay on saxophone, and Paul Thompson on drums. The remaining touring musicians have not yet been announced. The scheduled dates will see the band touring in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Even though the band has not toured together in eleven years, Roxy Music did perform together in 2019 when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Roxy Music released their first album in 1972. Brian Eno only played on the group’s first two albums. Original bassist Graham Simpson quite the group after the band’s debut album. For the most part, it’s always been the core four of Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. There have been many other great musicians who have recorded with the band including Eddie Jobson, Paul Carrack and others.
Roxy Music released eight studio albums over a ten-year period between 1972 and 1982. When the band broke up, lead singer Bryan Ferry would move on to a very successful solo career in which he has released sixteen studio albums and almost a dozen hit singles. It will be interesting to see if Roxy Music does any of Bryan Ferry’s solo hits.
The Roxy Music reunion announcement is just another sign of the times. All these legendary rock artists don’t sell records anymore. Streaming services have pretty much destroyed the royalty business for songwriters and musicians. So many artists that completed their final tours in the past are changing their minds when they take a look at their bank accounts. Touring for many is the only way to generate income based on their musical career. Of course, every artist and musician is a separate story. But in general, I believe we will be seeing more and more reunion tours across the board in the coming years.
Below are the tour dates for the Roxy Music 2022 tour.
September 7, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
September 9, 2022 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
September 12, 2022 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 15, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 17, 2022 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 19, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
September 21, 2022 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
September 23, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 26, 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
September 28, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 10, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
October 12, 2022– Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
October 14, 2022 – London, UK @ The O2
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