Thursday 10th February, 2011

Roxy Music, one of the world's most influential bands of the past three decades, returns to Australia in less than two weeks for their first Australian shows in more than five years. Roxy Music will kick the tour off at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River in two sold out concerts which were the fastest selling concerts in Leeuwin Estate's history. Roxy Music's Hunter Valley show on Saturday 26th February has been moved from Hope Estate to Newcastle Entertainment Centre. This not to be missed concert will now be presented in the more customer friendly venue within the convenient surrounds of Newcastle.

Patrons will enjoy a comfortable and intimate concert experience within the weather friendly complex of Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Ticketholders will have their tickets automatically transferred from Hope Estate to Newcastle Entertainment Centre in a smooth and stress free transaction. Patrons who have already purchased tickets will be matched to very similar seating within the new venue. Tickets to Newcastle Entertainment Centre are on sale now and available through Ticketek via or 132 849.

Mondo Rock will no longer be performing on the Roxy Music Australian tour; the band will now be joined by special guests, Sydney band, Cameras on their upcoming Australian shows (excluding Leeuwin Estate).

Cameras formed in 2008 in Sydney and have been attracting a lot of attention through Triple J, BBC6 Music in the UK and KCRW in the US. Their first single June was a former iTunes 'Single of the Week'. Cameras have become the darlings of Sydney's live scene performing at last year's Sydney Creative Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art, recently at the Sydney 2011 Big Day Out and wrote the score to NIDA's haunting stage production "Motel", performing with the live cast in both Sydney and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Fans will be thrilled to know that Roxy Music will be performing material from their entire catalogue including such hits as Avalon, Virginia Plain, Jealous Guy, Love Is The Drug, More Than This and many more.

Roxy Music are regarded as one of the most influential art-rock bands in music history. The group, formed by vocalist/keyboardist Bryan Ferry, enjoyed a successful run through the '70s and early '80s, crafting a sound that was completely their own.

This tour will feature the classic original line up of vocalist Bryan Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson on drums.

Roxy Music first exploded on to the scene with their 1972 self-titled debut album. The progressive debut was the sound of a group challenging the constraints of pop music. The band continued to record throughout the '70s and '80s. Roxy Music disbanded while still at the top of their game.

Thirty years later, Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay and Thompson re-formed the group and continue to play concerts all over the world reconfirming that the legacy had only appreciated with time. In 2010 they played their first gigs in five years before heading to Australia later this month.


2010 TOUR