Watch Roxy Music Kick Off Their 50th Anniversary Tour in Toronto

The set included six songs from 'Avalon' and a John Lennon cover

Photo: Chris Bubinas

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 8, 2022

Roxy Music began their 50th anniversary tour last night in Toronto, kicking off their first slate of live performances in 11 years.

Celebrating the milestone anniversary of the group's self-titled 1972 debut album, vocalist Bryan Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera, multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay and drummer Paul Thompson took the stage at the city's Scotiabank Arena with support from St. Vincent.

Roxy Music's career-spanning 18-song set (and two-song encore) pulled selections from all but one of their studio LPs. Their platinum-certified final album, 1982's Avalon, was best represented with six of its 10 tracks finding their way into the set, while a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" closed the evening.

Scotiabank Arena staff also presented Roxy Music with their own custom Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jerseys to celebrate the anniversary milestone, as the Stanley Cup drought of over 50 years continues to drag on.

Roxy Music's complete Toronto setlist can be found below alongside photos and fan-shot video from the evening.

The band will spend the rest of September touring the US, ahead of returning to the UK for a trio of dates in early October. Find their remaining tour itinerary here.

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