Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry has turned his attention to big band jazz in recent years, and in 2012 he covered some of his own songs on The Jazz Age. He hasn't toured in North America since then, but that will change this spring when he hits the road in our continent.
The outing is a relatively brief one, since it will last for just two weeks. The tour will kick off in Canada with a gig at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 5. The rest of the dates are in the U.S., as Ferry will be heading down the West Coast. He's playing 10 shows in all, two of them at Coachella.
The jaunt is dubbed the "Can't Let Go Tour." It takes its name from a song from Ferry's 1978 solo album The Bride Stripped Bare. A press release promises "an incredible set list of hits, rarities and covering 40 years of career highlights." There's no indication as to whether the shows will feature the singer's Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
According to a press release, Ferry has been in the studio working on new material, which is inspired by The Jazz Age. This will be his first album of original material since 2010's Olympia.
04/05 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04/07 Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall
04/08 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
04/11 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/12 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre at PCR
04/14 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
04/15 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
04/17 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
04/18 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/19 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl