British rock star @BryanFerry brings his ‘seductive croon’ to Philadelphia for one-night-only at @KimmelCenter’s Verizon Hall 7/21
BRITISH ROCK STAR BRYAN FERRY BRINGS AVONMORE TOUR TO VERIZON HALL WITH SPECIAL GUEST LP, JULY 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with BRE Presents, is proud to present British rock star, singer, and songwriter Bryan Ferry when he brings his Avonmore tour to Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall on Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature a set list that combines both songs from Ferry’s time with Roxy Music as well as solo hits, including songs from Ferry’s 2014 critically acclaimed release Avonmore, his 15th solo album and first collection of new songs after nearly four years. Opening for Ferry is American pop/rock singer and songwriter LP, known for her three album releases and writing credits that include songs for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Cher.
“Bryan Ferry has a singular sound that has kept fans following his every move for decades,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We are certain that fans will be thrilled to hear his recognizable ‘croon’ in some of his best-known songs.”
From his earliest recordings with his group Roxy Music in the early 70s, Ferry has established himself as one of the most iconic and innovative singers and lyricists to emerge in pop music. His quintessential music is known for showcasing his original vocal brilliance while effortlessly and elegantly merging the poise of Sinatra, the charisma of Gainsbourg, and the intensity of Johnny Ray. In addition to beautifully combining the transcendent qualities of some of music’s greats, Ferry’s music has a quality of nuance, verse, and performance so seemingly modern and refined that it was thought to break wholly new ground in the music industry.
Often defined by his work with Roxy Music, Ferry’s solo work also achieves a perfect tension between languor and melodrama, the results of which become a classic definition of high romance. Throughout the 1990s to present day, Ferry has continued to endlessly refine his work through recording and performance. Each new release is both an advance and consolidation of what has come before.
Part Feist and part Joan Jett, powerful, genre-defying, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) was raised in New York on a steady diet of Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Pretenders, Nirvana, and Jeff Buckley. She spent her formative years honing her craft in other bands before releasing her 2001 solo album, Heart-Shaped Scar (produced by David Lowery [Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker]), and relocating to California. She began to hit her stride in 2004 with her second outing, Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol, which featured the track "Wasted," used as the theme song for seasons two and three of the Nickelodeon teen drama South of Nowhere. Her writing credits include songs for artists including Heidi Montag, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera. Her full-length debut album, the Rob Cavallo-produced Forever for Now, was released in 2014.
July 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $49. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
BRE PRESENTS is a full service live entertainment company that provides a complete array of concert promotion services for touring artists, including booking, producing and presenting concerts and live events primarily in the Northeastern U.S. Operated and staffed by entertainment industry veterans with over 100 years of experience in the music and live events business, BRE PRESENTS is based in Haddonfield, NJ, USA.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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