Washington-born Bryan Ferry announces North East tour date

Washington-born Bryan Ferry has announced he will be heading to his home region on tour.

The former Roxy Music frontman has announced his new release, Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974, alongside a new UK tour in March 2020.

The release is a recording from his first ever solo tour and seminal performance now available to the public for the first time. The record is set to be released on February 7, 2020 via BMG – with a tour date at Newcastle City Hall on March 5.

At the start of his solo career Ferry released two records, These Foolish Things and Another Time, Another Place in 1973 and 1974 respectively – but had never performed them live.

The setlist from Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 is built from these two albums and is a marked departure from the music he was performing with Roxy Music.

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    The track list consists of fan favourites including the likes of A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, The ‘In’ Crowd, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and I Love How You Love Me and spans his influences from the 30s, 40s and 50s, including the records that shaped him growing up and throughout his formative years.

    He began his solo career in 1973 while still a member of Roxy Music and disbanded the group following the release of their best-selling album Avalon in 1982.

    *Bryan Ferry plays Newcastle City Hall on March 5, 2020. Tickets available from http://bryanferry.com/tour/