Bryan Ferry In The U.K.

Bryan Ferry will tour the United Kingdom in May and June as the iconic singer plots a course that includes stops in Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield and London.  Tickets go on sale later this week.

Photo: Tor Orset
Oya Festival, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway

The tour announcement comes two weeks after Ferry revealed details about his upcoming album, Avonmore.  Containing eight new songs and two covers, the LP includes several of his friends guesting on the album.  Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers and Marcus Miller are featured throughout the disc while Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker are referred to as a “shifting cast.”

Along with new songs such as “Soldier Of Fortune,” “One Night Stand” and first single “Loop De Li,” Avonmore has Ferry lending his impeccable stylings to Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In The Clouds” and Robert Palmer’s “Johnny and Mary,” the latter resulting from a collaboration with Norwegian DJ/producer Todd TerjeAvonmore will be released Nov. 17.

Here are Ferry’s U.K. plans:

May 8 – Cambridge, England, Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 9 – Oxford, England, New Theatre Oxford 
May 11 – Cardiff, Wales, St. David’s Hall
May 12 – Southend-On-Sea, England, Cliffs Pavilion
May 14 – Leicester, England, De Montfort Hall
May 15 – Bridlington, England, Bridlington Spa Pavilion
May 17 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Newcastle City Hall
May 18 – Manchester, England, Palace Theatre
May 20 – Birmingham, England, Symphony Hall
May 23 – Harrogate, England, Harrogate International Centre
May 24 – Edinburgh, Scotland, Usher Hall
May 26 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic
May 27 – Sheffield, England, Sheffield City Hall
May 29 – Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 30 – Blackpool, England, Opera House
June 1 – London, England, Royal Albert Hall
June 4 – Brighton, England, Brighton Dome
June 5 – Portsmouth, England, Portsmouth Guildhall
June 7 – Poole, England, Lighthouse
June 8 – Bristol, England, Colston Hall

Presales begin Oct. 8 at 10 A.M.  and general onsales launch Oct. 10.  AT 10 A.M.  All times BST (British Summer Time).  Check out for more information.