Bryan Ferry Announces Dylanesque Album, Tour
Bryan Ferry has a fever, and the only cure is more Dylan! Ferry's fondness for covers is longstanding, and he's already released several Bob Dylan songs (including "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "It Ain't Me Babe", and "It's All Over Now Baby Blue").
He's now announced the March 5th release of a new solo album. He omitted the title, but Amazon reveals it: Dylanesque.
Better still, Roxyrama has a tentative, unconfirmed tracklisting. It includes "The Times They Are A-Changin'", "Positively 4th Street", "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down", and "All Along The Watchtower". Changes are to be expected; they note that Ferry changed the listing of his last two albums shortly before release. It looks promising, though.
Bryan Ferry's Tour Dates:
1 Carlisle - Sands Centre
3 Dundee - Caird Hall
4 Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
5 Edinburgh - Playhouse
7 Gateshead - Sage Theatre
8 Birmingham - Symphony Hall
10 Manchester - Bridgewater Hall
11 Sheffield - City Hall
13 Nottingham - Royal Centre
14 London - Royal Albert Hall
16 Bristol - Colston Hall
17 Cardiff - St. David's Hall
19 Ipswich - Regent Theatre
20 Brighton - Dome
22 Harrogate - International Centre
23 Liverpool - Philharmonic Centre
24 Dublin - Vicar Street
6 - Bournemouth - Bournemouth International Centre
7 - Cambridge - Cambridge Corn Exchange
9 - Plymouth, Devon - Plymouth Pavillion
10 - Oxford - New Theatre Oxford
12 - Preston - Preston Guildhall
Note: The Dublin concert and April dates are listed on Ticketmaster, but not yet on Ferry's website.
He's also scheduled to take part in the July 1 tribute concert for the Princess of Wales. Tickets naturally sold out quite quickly (although organizers say they "expect more tickets to be released in 2007" and to continue to check their website's home and ticket pages). The event will still be accessible to most people via a live broadcast on BBC1, BBC Radio 2, and the Internet.
Bryan Ferry - Answer Me (available on Taxi) This cover was first written in German and Bob Dylan has sung it in concert. But not the German version. Probably.
Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (available on More Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music)
There are a couple of early 70s Ferry performances of this song on YouTube. In this 1973 performance, images of war are interspersed with shots of Ferry and his trio of novelty-sunglass-clad backup singers. Those three are unlikely to show up on the new tour.