Bryan Ferry coming to Prague’s Forum Karlín

The frontman of Roxy Music is going on a solo world tour

Rock star Bryan Ferry will be coming to Prague’s Forum Karlín on June 5, 2019. Tickets go on sale on the Ticketmaster and Ticketportal networks to Live Nation club members Sept. 19 at 10 am and to the general public Sept. 21 at 10 am. 

The Prague show is part of a world tour that will start in South Africa in February.

Ferry, now 72 years old, got his start in the glam rock band Roxy Music in 1972, and tried to create an elegant image, often wearing suits or tuxedos, that contrasted with the disheveled hippie look that was common at that time.

While he was still with Roxy Music, he also released solo albums starting in 1973 with These Foolish Things, which contained cover versions of songs from the 1960s and the title song, which came from the 1930s.

His career with Roxy Music spans eight studio albums from 1972 to ’83, and his solo career has 15 studio albums. The solo albums are a mix of covers, such as 2007’s Dylanesque, which was his versions of Bob Dylan songs, and albums that have original material or both his own songs and covers.

His solo concerts tend to include a lot of popular Roxy Music hits, such as “Love Is the Drug,” “Avalon,” “Virginia Plain” and “Do the Strand.”

The cover song he tends to perform most often is John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” which Roxy Music began to perform right after John Lennon’s death in 1980. It is Roxy Music’s only cover song.

From his solo work, “Slave to Love” and “Don't Stop the Dance” are often featured.

Ferry’s most recent studio album, from 2014, is Avonmore, which is composed of all original songs save for covers of Robert Palmer’s 1980 song “John and Mary” and Stephen Sondheim’s ballad “Send in the Clowns.”

Prior to that in 2012 he released “The Jazz Age,” which reworked some of his solo and Roxy Music songs in a 1920s jazz style.

Ferry is also a former student of fine arts and he has been involved in the visual aspects of his work, creating controversial and critically acclaimed album covers.

Bryan Ferry was in Prague in 2007 for the first time to promote Dylanesque in a concert that was moved to one of the indoor sports halls at Eden. Roxy Music, which sometimes still goes reunion shows, has never had a Prague concert.

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