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Bryan Ferry tour to come to Kansas City in 2017

Bryan Ferry is bringing his tour to Kansas City’s Uptown Theater on March 24.
Bryan Ferry is bringing his tour to Kansas City’s Uptown Theater on March 24.

Bryan Ferry, former lead singer and songwriter for the British glam-rock band Roxy Music, has announced 2017 tour dates, and a stop in Kansas City is among them.

Ferry will perform at the Uptown Theater on March 24, a Friday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

Roxy Music formed in London in 1971. Its best-known lineup comprised Ferry, bassist John Gustafson, guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay and drummer Paul Thompson. Brian Eno was also a member of the band briefly. From 1972-82, it released 10 Top 10 singles in the United Kingdom, including “Virginia Plain” and “Love Is the Drug,” two of its most popular songs. Roxy Music performed twice in Kansas City, including a show at Memorial Hall in February 1976.

The band took a lengthy hiatus in 1983, a year after releasing “Avalon,” the only one of its eight studio albums to go platinum in the United States. Ferry has released 15 solo albums, including “Bete Noir” in 1987, his most popular in the U.S., and most recently “Avonmore” in 2014.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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