Posted in music | tour dates on April 22, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Bryan Ferry @ Coachella 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Bryan Ferry

Onetime Roxy Music frontman and general suave dude Bryan Ferry just wrapped up appearances at Coachella 2014 and other spots in California. Named for a song from 1978's solo LP, The Bride Stripped Bare, the "Can't Let Go Tour" is heavy on Roxy material and cherry-picks favorites from his solo career as well. The West Coast dates have been well-received:

His band, as always, is loaded with younger aces who can fairly well replicate recorded versions, though they tend to rush tempos and aren't as dynamic at expanding frameworks the way the real Roxy could. But at 68, and allowing his gray to be seen more, Ferry is mostly intact. It's only noticeable how he avoids his upper range, particularly on wilder material like opening salvo "Re-Make/Re-Model" and roaring takes on "Virginia Plain" and "Editions of You" toward the end. Even on the disco thriller "Love Is the Drug," he leaves the high holler to his backing singers, forming a vocal meld as plush as it is distinctive.

"Hope you like the selections we have tonight from the various albums over the years," he said after "Ladytron," another Roxy debut-album favorite. And though plenty of fans have been griping about the hot temps in the balcony, who would complain about the set list? - [The OC Register]

You can check out the setlist from Ferry's 4/14 show at Oakland's Fox Theater below.

The "Can't Let Go Tour" will be making its way east this fall, including a stop in NYC at The Beacon Theatre on October 1 which is pretty much the perfect place to see a class act like Ferry. Tickets for the Beacon show go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM, with AmEx, Chase and artist presales starting Wednesday at 10 AM. The artist presale password is "CountryLife". Maybe by that time he'll have worked up a rendition of his Todd Terje collaboration, "Jonny and Mary." If you haven't heard that you can stream it below.

All tour dates are listed, along with the Oakland setlist and a full Roxy Music concert from 1980, below...


TODD TERJE - Johnny and Mary (feat Bryan Ferry)

ROXY MUSIC - Dortmund - 1980

Bryan Ferry - 2014 Tour Dates
Sept. 21: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept. 23: The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 25: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Sept. 26: St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, QB
Sept. 28: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 1: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Oct. 2: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Oct. 4: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA

SETLIST: Bryan Ferry @ Fox Theater 4/14/2014
Re-Make/Re-Model (Roxy Music)
Kiss and Tell
Slave to Love
Same Old Blues (J.J. Cale cover)
Ladytron (Roxy Music)
If There Is Something (Roxy Music)
Oh Yeah (Roxy Music)
Reason or Rhyme
Tara (Roxy Music)
Take a Chance with Me (Roxy Music)
In Every Dream Home a Heartache (Roxy Music)
More Than This (Roxy Music)
Avalon (Roxy Music)
Virginia Plain (Roxy Music)
Love Is the Drug (Roxy Music)
Both Ends Burning (Roxy Music)
Editions of You (Roxy Music)

Let's Stick Together (Wilbert Harrison)
Jealous Guy (John Lennon)



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Comments (24)

This is one classy guy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:13 PM

He stayed classy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:15 PM

$200 tickets

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:15 PM

This setlist is pretty sick

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:17 PM

99.6% of BV anonymous part-time baristas are like: "Who dis Bryan Ferry, let me go google him so I can write something witty"

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:20 PM

That setlist is worth going for. Saw him when he came through recently and he sounded great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:38 PM

mickey rourke railing kim basinger as slave to love plays

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 1:58 PM

Too bad he's a Nazi apologist. Wiki it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:05 PM

I even kinda liked his Dylan covers record.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:06 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:07 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:13 PM

205, I wiki'd it, seems like he was a fan of the pageantry not the policies, not sure I'd refer to that as being a nazi apologist

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:18 PM


Prairie Rose

Like a Hurricane

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 2:53 PM

love Ferry and Roxy Music but $74.80-$227.20 for a guy who hasn't done anything of note in over 20 years is kind of absurd.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 3:05 PM

Fox hunting tory.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 3:23 PM

Brunch then the park for some wine, cheese, and t-shirt scouting followed by a quick bite of small food and then it's Ferry Time!

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 22, 2014 4:06 PM

This is what Arcade Fire wish they could be.

Posted by spikenyc | April 22, 2014 4:16 PM

Make as many jokes about Bryan Ferry's legacy as you want, but we all know there never would have been "Lady in Red" without Ferry laying the groundwork.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 4:18 PM

todd terje track is dope doe

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 8:22 PM

i think BF is a pretty groovy singer, but his songs--and his bands--weren't shit once eno bounced.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 10:06 PM

1006 You are clueless. So you are saying ALL of his solo albums plus Manifesto, Siren, Country Life & Stranded "weren't shit"? Well you are correct. They were great!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 12:49 AM

I love Roxy but this is the most Roxy songs he has ever done on one of his solo tours. He has plenty of great tunes from his solo albums that he never plays live. This makes me think Roxy are finished.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 12:51 AM

Bryan!! Bryan held my hand!!!!!

Posted by x | April 23, 2014 9:49 AM

I love this band, please come to the UK. Great song !

Posted by Jeffacake | May 27, 2014 4:13 AM

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