Bryan Ferry played Beacon Theatre (pics, setlist)
photos by Greg Cristman
Bryan Ferry @ Beacon Theatre, 10/1/2014
Ferry opened his show with a note-for-note reassembly of the freak-out solo sections from "Re-Make/Re-Model." Same with the break-down section in "Virginia Plain." From the look of it, many members of Ferry's band weren't alive when these songs were written. That made for a telling constrast with his commonly high-priced touring groups, which have featured star players like Chris Spedding. The new band played dutifully, but without the high-flying inspiration of the musicians from Ferry's last U.S. tour, three years ago.
His set leaned more on early Roxy material than usual, dipping back to early '70s glam-era gems like "Ladytron," "Editions of You" and "If There Is Something." It also included pieces from their smoother, less ironic era, like "Take A Chance With Me" and "Avalon." - [NY Daily News]
While a throat infection caused a few recent dates on his North American tour to be postponed, Bryan Ferry's pipes were back in shape for Wednesday night's show at Beacon Theatre (10/1). As the review above mentions, Ferry's set was heavy on Roxy Music, but made room for solo favorites, his cover of Robert Palmer's "Johnny & Mary" (originally on Todd Terje's 2013 album) and a few songs from his forthcoming Avonmore. Setlist and pictures from his Beacon Theatre show are in this post.
Opening the show was Dawn Landes. Pictures from her set, and more of Bryan Ferry, below...
SETLIST: Bryan Ferry @ Beacon Theater 10/1/2014
Kiss and Tell
Slave To Love
If There Is Something
Reason Or Rhyme
Stronger Through the Years
Loop de Li
Johnny and Mary (Robert Palmer cover)
Take a Chance with Me
More Than This
Love Is the Drug
Editions of You
Let's Stick Together