Monday November 17th sees the release of 'Avonmore', the new studio album from Bryan Ferry. After his beguiling detour into "The Jazz Age" and a significant contribution to Bazz Luhrmann's hit film of "The Great Gatsby", Ferry returns to the present day with a compelling collection of eight brand new compositions and two intriguing covers.
Johnny Marr , Nile Rodgers and Marcus Miller feature throughout the album, together with a shifting cast including Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker.
From the darkly driven title track, through to the contemplative "Soldier Of Fortune", from the swirling groove of "One Night Stand" to the dreamlike first single "Loop De Li" – 'Avonmore' is both contemporary and classic. The two covers are unique Ferry musical interpretations – a beautiful and lush take on Sondheim's "Send In The Clowns" and Robert Palmers "Johnny and Mary", a collaboration with the Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje, transformed into a melancholic hymn to love and loss.
BRYAN FERRY ANNOUNCES 2015 UK TOUR
After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015.
The newly announced dates will feature an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, and include songs from Ferry’s forthcoming new album ‘Avonmore’ (released Nov 17th).
Ferry’s recent shows have seduced a new generation of fans and received unanimously rave reviews, with The Guardian stating ‘Byronesque Ferry glories in nostalgia of the new, re-presenting his oeuvre in a new and thrilling way’, while The Daily Telegraph say ‘Ferry cruises through 40 years - Deeply rooted in the past and yet daringly modern in its merging of genres. This was, indeed, the music of time’.
Fri 08-May-2015 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 09-May-2015 - Oxford New Theatre
Mon 11-May-2015 - Cardiff St Davids Hall
Tue 12-May-2015 - Southend Cliff Pavilion
Thu 14-May-2015 - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Fri 15-May-2015 - Bridlington Spa
Sun 17-May-2015 - Newcastle City Hall
Mon 18-May-2015 - Manchester Palace Theatre
Wed 20-May-2015 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 23-May-2015 - Harrogate International Centre
Sun 24-May-2015 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tue 26-May-2015 - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed 27-May-2015 - Sheffield City Hall
Fri 29-May-2015 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 30-May-2015 - Blackpool Opera House
Mon 01-Jun-2015 - London Royal Albert Hall
Thu 04-Jun-2015 - Brighton Dome
Fri 05-Jun-2015 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Sun 07-Jun-2015 - Poole Lighthouse
Mon 08-Jun-2015 - Bristol Colston Hall