Having recently completed a tour with Roxy Music, the ever debonair Bryan Ferry announced he will be touring Europe in support of his highly praised Olympia album throughout 2011. But a recent illness has caused a slight setback for the singer. Originally intended to kick off in April, the Bryan Ferry Olympia tour will now get its start on May 21 in Denmark.
Ferry had a health scare earlier this month and initially planned to keep the tour dates intact. “Bryan Ferry has left hospital following a 24-hour period of routine observation and tests. All is well and he will be touring his ‘Olympia’ solo album commencing on April 19,” said Ferry’s publicist on April 6. Although he’s doing well, Ferry will now take some needed rest before starting the tour later this spring. The first seven dates of the tour originally scheduled for April have been moved to September.
Last fall Ferry released “Olympia” , his first full-length studio album of new material in nearly a decade, and the reviews have been rave.
“Ferry sounds cool as ever… He finds soul beneath a surface of glamour that is pure pop… It’s luxurious as all get-out… it’s absolutely undeniable,” wrote the Chicago Tribune.
David Letterman was one of the first to hear Ferry’s new material when he performed “You Can Dance” on the Late Show in February.
Ferry’s full schedule of touring is below:
Sat 05/21/11 Aarhus, Denmark Musikhuset Aarhus
Sun 05/22/11 Copenhagen, Denmark Falkoner Theatre
Fri 05/27/11 Goteborg, Sweden Liseberg Park
Sat 05/28/11 Malmo, Sweden The Concert House
Mon 05/30/11 Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
Mon 06/13/11 Paris, France Olympia
Fri 07/01/11 Paddock Wood, United Kingdom Hop Farm Festival Grounds
Sun 07/03/11 Vienna, Austria Vienna State Opera
Tue 07/05/11 Freiburg, Germany ZMF Festival Grounds
Sat 07/09/11 London, United Kingdom Kew Gardens
Fri 07/15/11 Tetbury, United Kingdom Westonbirt Arboretum
Sat 07/16/11 Suffolk, United Kingdom Thetford Forest
Thu 07/21/11 Arles, France Theatre Antique
Fri 07/22/11 Carcassonne, France Various Venues
Mon 07/25/11 Lyon, France Grand Theatre Romain
Sat 07/30/11 Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club
Mon 08/01/11 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 08/03/11 Schaffhausen, Switzerland Festivalgelande Herrenacker