Nearly 30 years after releasing their last studio album, Avalon, influential art-rock act Roxy Music have announced that they will reunite for the first time in over a decade for a string of shows in the UK in 2011 to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. Joining Bryan Ferry on the seven-date run will be multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay, guitarist Phil Manzanera and drummer Paul Thompson. Despite appearing alongside his former band mates on Ferry’s upcoming studio album Olympia, which is due out on October 25, founding member Brian Eno will not take part in the tour.
If you can’t make it across the pond for these reunion shows, than maybe you’ll be able to hit one of these recently announced tours…
- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists mix festival and headlining shows
- Guided By Voices “classic” 92-96 line up will reunite this fall
- Dead Confederate & Alberta Cross team up for a September run
- Afro-funk act Budos Band hit the road for a cross-country trek
- Jayhawks founder Mark Olsen heads out on a solo acoustic tour
- School Of Seven Bells bring their shoegaze-pop to a town near you
Finally, this fall Philly-based psychedelic pop-revivalist Dr. Dog will continue their road warrior ways as they recently announced a slew of new tour dates. The band, whose latest album Shame, Shame top my Top 6 Of The First 6 list, will head out for a 24-date cross-country run starting on October 16 in Toronto, ON, which includes a two night stand at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore on November 3 and 4. The band will be joined by Here We Go Magic and Good Old War, who will split time holding down the opening slot.