Bryan Ferry is set to reunite with Roxy Music members Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera for a performance at the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Ferry, Mackay and Manzanera will perform alongside a group of musicians that have played with either Ferry or Roxy Music throughout the years, including Chris Spedding, Neil Jason and Fonzi Thornton. However, drummer Paul Thompson and synth master Brian Eno will not attend the ceremony due to prior commitments.
Roxy Music hasn’t performed together since 2011, though in a January interview with Rolling Stone, Mackay said he and his old band mates were regularly in touch and were “optimistic” about pulling off a reunion.
He also offered a possible three-song setlist, saying, “‘Avalon’ is a track that people like,” he said. “‘Love Is the Drug’ is one of our defining tracks and I think, probably, we’d like to do something from our early period like ‘Virginia Plain’ or ‘Re-Make/Re-Model.’ That would be my choice, but we haven’t actually discussed this in detail.”
The Roxy Music line-up regularly underwent changes during the band’s existence, and only a select group will be inducted into the Hall of Fame: Ferry, Eno, Mackay, Manzanera, Thompson, late bassist Graham Simpson and keyboardist Eddie Jobson. Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor will induct the group.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Roxy Music will be induced into the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2019 alongside Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, The Cure, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead and The Zombies. For further information, please visit the event’s official website.
Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on 29 March in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. The show will later air on 27 April on US TV network HBO.
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