Fresh from their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay have announced a UK tour.
The pair will be joined by an orchestra for the five shows which will take place under the Roxymphony banner, which made its debut at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall last year.
The tour will get under way at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre on October 16 and then visit Gateshead, Manchester and Birmingham, before concluding with a performance at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 21.
Manzanera says: “It’s great to be back on stage with Andy Mackay presenting Roxy’s music in a new context.
“It was a revelation to us all how well-suited the songs were to being orchestrated and how much the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall seemed to enjoy it. We’re now emboldened to hit the road and share Roxymphony with more of our UK fans.”
Mackay adds: “Roxymphony was an idea that came from the fabulous possibilities of using orchestral strings and other instruments.
“I had already written the string parts for 3Psalms and it was incredibly exciting for me to assemble all the musicians for the premiere last year and to perform with Phil.
“Roxymphony was the natural partner and was so well received we felt we just had to do it again.”
The concerts will feature full orchestral reworkings of Roxy Music tracks including Love Is The Drug, More Than This, In Every Dream Home A Heartacheand Out Of The Blue, while the shows will also see material from Mackay’s 3Psalms album played.
Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale from 9am this coming Friday (May 3).
Roxymphony UK tour dates
Oct 16: Glasgow King’s Theatre
Oct 17: Gateshead Sage
Oct 19: Manchester Opera House
Oct 20: Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Oct 21: London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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ROXY MUSIC Dance Away (1979 UK 7" injection moulded vinyl single, also including Cry Cry Cry, picture sleeve POSP44)
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ROXY MUSIC Stranded (Rare 1973 US advance issue of the 8-track LP with yellow stock labels, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with company inner. The sleeve has no deletion cuts & retains the original black & white title/tracklist sticker onthe front as well as a 'Promotional DJ Copy - Suggested Cuts For Air Play' sticker which lists four tracks for radio. The cover has gorgeous colours [& Playboy model Marilyn Cole!] & shows very little signs of age wear with no deletion cuts whilst the vinyl still looks barely played. A superb collector's copy SD7045)
Roxy Music - Street Life - 20 Great Hits - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2019 15:23)
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Roxy Music - The High Road EP - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2019 16:39)
ROXY MUSIC The High Road (1983 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP featuring a live recordings from their performance at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, including Can't Let Go, My Only Love plus cover versions of Neil Young's Like A Hurricane and John Lennon's Jealous Guy. The hype-stickered glossy picture sleeve displays some shelfwear creasing at the edges while the vinyl appears in barely played condition)
Roxy Music - Siren - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2019 16:14)
ROXY MUSIC Siren (1975 UK 9-track vinyl LP including Love Is The Drug & Both Ends Burning, with stunning Jerry Hall sleeve & picture labels. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play ILPS9344)
Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood - Japanese - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2019 11:56)
ROXY MUSIC Flesh + Blood (Scarce 1985 Japanese limited edition issue of their 1980 10-track vinyl LP including the singles Over You, Oh Yeah & Same Old Scene. The glossy picture sleeve comes with a UK printed inner which displays a little discolouration plus the fold-out Japanese lyric insert and gold 'Bryan Ferry' series obi-strip while the vinyl appears barely played 20MM9113)
Roxy Music - Live - Orange Vinyl - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £45.00, $57.15, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2019 11:49)
ROXY MUSIC Live (2016 UK limited edition remastered issue of their 2003 25-track triple LP now pressed on Orange Translucent Vinyl, featuring a collection of live tracks recorded during a variety of venueson their 2001 reunion world tour and represents the entire set list from those concerts. The gatefold picture sleeve has a spread of information across the inside including the venues of each track, a list of personnel and more while all three discs appear barely played ER200111)
Roxy Music - Greatest Hits - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jul-2019 12:11)
ROXY MUSIC Greatest Hits (1975 UK 12-track vinyl LP, the band's first greatest hits collection after their hiatus, housed in the glossy picture sleeve with illustrated discography inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
Roxy Music - Viva! Roxy Music - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 14:10)
ROXY MUSIC Viva! Roxy Music (1978 UK second issue of the 1976 8-track LP, recorded live between 1973 and '75, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light scuffing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
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