Bryan Ferry has announced a series of UK tour dates, focussing on his recent album 'The Jazz Age'.
The Jazz Age remains both immediately familiar and tantalisingly out of reach. Unlike most other decades in popular culture, the innovators and stars of the time are not able to join the Golden Oldies circuit, rendering the music of the time contagious and quite alien.
Bryan Ferry recently chose to indulge his inner Gatsby with new album 'The Jazz Age'. A curious experiment, it has seen the legendary lounge lizard re-work some of his finest hits with a lavish orchestra informed by music current to the 20s and 30s.
Watch out for an interview with Bryan Ferry on the site later this year, with the singer today announcing plans for a lavish tour. Taking place in 2012, the singer will be joined by the Bryan Ferry Orchestra for the nationwide shows, some of which re-trace earlier steps from his career.
Opening in Manchester on October 26th, the tour focusses on concert halls and other historic venues. Bryan Ferry returns to the New Theatre in Oxford where he first performed there with Roxy Music in July 1972 and to the Brighton Dome and the De Montford Theatre in Leicester, 2 venues Roxy Music performed at during the 'For Your Pleasure' and 'Stranded' tours in 1973.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (November 30th).
Bryan Ferry has confirmed the following shows:
26 Manchester Salford Lowry Theatre
28 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
29 Ipswich Regent Theatre
31 Cambridge Corn Exchange
1 Leicester De Montford Hall
3 Oxford New Theatre
4 London Royal Albert Hall
6 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
7 Sheffield City Hall
9 Gateshead Sage
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Edinburgh Usher Hall
14 York Barbican
16 Bristol Colston Hall
17 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
19 Birmingham Symphony Hall
20 Cardiff St David’s Hall
22 Brighton Dome
23 Plymouth Pavilions