Roxy Music To Play At Hyde Park In London

15 May 2003

News from Roxy Music to play London and Portugal, July 2003 Press release 15th May 2003 ROXY MUSIC ANNOUNCE HYDE PARK CONCERT 16th JULY 2003 Roxy Music, today surprised and delighted fans by announcing that they will play a special one-off concert in Hyde Park on Wednesday 16th July, their only UK appearance. Tickets are on sale on Monday 19th May (see ticket info below). This concert will be Roxy Music's first since their hugely successful and critically acclaimed 51 date world tour in 2001 - after a gap of 18 years. Original band members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson will again take to the stage to present Roxy's inimitable cocktail of style, glamour, romance, nostalgia and futurism laced with innovative music, dazzling virtuosity and killer melodies. The 16th July Hyde Park concert is a rare opportunity to see a band who is often cited as a 'seminal influence' on rock's cutting edge; their world tour garnered universal praise: ".literally inimitable", "consistently cited as influential by modern heroes", "the experience is more like re-reading a good book", "..received an ecstatic response from the crowd", "you forget that they ever went away"." wonderful art rock and pop", "Roxy Music surprising us again." Roxy Music, the original four band members will be superbly supported by a cast of six musicians, will play many of the songs that have secured their place amongst the greats of popular music: Do The Strand, Love Is The Drug, Virginia Plain, Avalon, Street Life, In Every Dreamhome A Heartache, Ladytron. Roxy Music, Wednesday 16th July, Route of Kings, Hyde Park…..once more For Your Pleasure. Bryan Ferry Phil Manzanera Andy MacKay Paul Thompson With: Guitar - Chris Spedding Piano - Colin Good Bass - Mark Smith Violin/Keyboards - Louise Peacock Percussion - Juila Thornton Backing vocals - Sha White and Michelle John-Douglas Tickets go on sale on Monday 19th May 2003 24 hour ticket hotline: 0870 735 5000 and on-line at Tickets £35 (limited availability Gold Circle £45) - all reserved seating The band will also play a festival gig in Portugal on July 12th at the Dunas S.Jacinto Festival in Alveiro (south of Porto). Tickets will be on sale mid June.

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