La Repubblica!

What a wonderful feature from Italy – Grazie Andrea Silenzi / La Repubblica! Google Translate for an idea….

“June 1, London. Camerini’s Royal Albert Hall, the afternoon. Judith Owen welcomes us with great familiarity. At 19.30 he will take the stage: is the opening act of the tour of Bryan Ferry. For many, she is the contemporary version of the great songwriters Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Others compare it to Tori Amos. In March he came out Ebb & Flow, the tenth disc of his career. He is waiting to make his sound check. “As soon as I finish the tests Bryan rush. The problem is that there is a set time: until they leave the stage free, we can not do anything. Sometimes we have a few minutes available. ” It does not seem to worry her. Even the sanctity of the place seems to upset her. He sits down and is ready for any question. He enjoys hearing about Italian (“I understand but I speak very badly: I lived a few months in your country”), jokes about logorrhoea Romans and their habit of touching the other person. And then we begin our chat.”

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Opening For Madeleine Peyroux!

I will be opening for Madeleine Peyroux for a couple shows in Europe this July!

Madeleine Peyroux, w/ Judith Owen (ft. Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo):

-July 1st in Helsinki, Finland

-July 4th in Madrid, Spain 

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Happy Ending!

“Bryan Ferry came near to breaking the record for last-minute cancellations last Monday. His concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall was called off because of illness just 10 minutes before the official start time, with hundreds already in the Hall, many dining, and some no doubt with hotel and travel bills. The announcement over the tannoy — “Regretfully, the concert is cancelled because of illness” was, shall we say, a bit brusque and matter of fact. Some people indeed thought it was a joke. But illness is illness, and as it happens, for me at least, the night then took a rather wonderful turn. Ferry’s support act, the excellent Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen, came into one of the Hall’s restaurants and invited some friends, critics and others back to her west London home for a private show, with her seated at the piano in her front room. As well as her tour musicians, accompanying her on double bass for this soiree was her husband, Harry Shearer, also known as a star of the film This Is Spinal Tap and the voice of several characters in The Simpsons. It was quite an evening. Stars should play gigs in their own front rooms more often.”

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Bryan Ferry Tour Update!

London 6th June 2015, from Bryan Ferry’s team:

Following medical assessment this afternoon, Bryan Ferry’s shows in Poole (7th June) and Bristol (8th June) are also unfortunately being postponed due to on-going illness making it impossible for Bryan to perform. Bryan has spent the last few days attempting to fully recover in time to be able to complete the tour and is deeply upset to be told by the doctors to make this decision.

Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. Bryan, band, crew and management all send their thoughts to the disappointed fans and for causing inconvenience.

Bryan also particularly thanks Judith Owen and her band for being such a wonderful opening act on this tour and their patience and support this week.
Customers are advised to hold on to their tickets and contact their point of purchase for details about any rearranged date or further information on refunds.

Thank you for a wonderful tour!

June 4th and 5th Postponed!

Following further medical assessment yesterday and today, The Bryan Ferry’s shows in Brighton (4th June) and Portsmouth (5th June) are regrettably being postponed.

We hope to have news of rescheduled dates before the end of the tour, including rescheduling The Royal Albert Hall concert that was sadly postponed at short notice earlier this week due to emergency medical treatment and diagnosis being given at the venue.

Once again our deepest and most sincere apologies to the many disappointed fans and for causing inconvenience. We have been having the best time touring with Bryan, his musicians and crew in fabulous venues across the UK – wishing him a speedy recovery

Customers are advised to hold on to their tickets and contact their point of purchase for details about any rearranged date or further information on refunds.

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