Just days ago, Bryan Ferry launched a North American tour that celebrates Roxy Music’s 1982 album, Avalon. He arrives at The Anthem in DC on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for what could well be the best show of the year!
Avalon, of course, yielded hits like “More Than This,” “Take a Chance with Me,” and the title track. Bryan (may we call him Bryan?) performs many of the songs from Avalon, as well as selections from his solo catalog and other songs by Roxy Music, in his appearance at The Anthem.
Bryan last toured North America in 2016-17, including two nights at the Lincoln Theatre, in support of his solo album, Avonmore.
Watch the official music video for “Avalon” by Roxy Music on YouTube:
Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (finally) in March. (In a very appropriate move, Duran Duran hosted the band’s induction!) In 2018, Roxy Music released a 45th deluxe anniversary edition of their self-titled debut studio album. Bryan recently released his 16th studio album, Bittersweet.
In a preview for Chicago Reader, Steve Krakow says, “Its slick synths and chill tempos help make [Avalon] a piece of glossy continental-pop perfection, and the hit ‘More Than This’ reinforced Roxy Music’s standing (and by extension Ferry’s) as international adult-contemporary sensations. At recent shows Ferry has also played older, edgier Roxy Music tunes, among them ‘In Every Dream Home a Heartache’ and ‘Virginia Plain,’ plus highlights from his solo catalog such as ‘Slave to Love’ and ‘Can’t Let Go.'”