Roxy Music have officially disbanded.
Let’s face it. Most people probably didn’t know that Roxy Music was still together.
It is nothing about the legacy of the band. Bryan Ferry has had numerous solo projects over the last few years and they haven’t toured since 2011 but member Phil Manzanera felt it was time to make the breakup official.
Manzanera recently talked with the people at Rolling Stone, telling them “I don’t think we’re going to do any more shows. I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy [Mackay] and I looked at each other and said, ‘Our job is done here.'”
He continued “Musicians like to do new things. It’s unfortunate for the fans, really, because they would like you to play the same old stuff forever and ever. And they go see it and they feel like, ‘Man, they aren’t as good as they used to be.’ I’m very happy doing new things. I’ve got a couple of albums coming in the next year.”
It’s not the first time the band has gone their separate ways. Their first breakup was in 1976 after the release of the album Sirens but they reformed two years later and stayed together through the recording of their final album, Avalon (1982).
Their next reunion came in 2001 for their 30th anniversary and they occasionally toured up until 2011 although rumored new releases never materialized.
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