The British art rock band Roxy Music was reunited when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the opening ceremony of the Class of 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Frontman Bryan Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera and saxophonist Andy Mackay were sung by a band and backup singers and set to work "A Heartache in Every Home". They looked like shadows as they were washed in white white lights. The keyboard wiggled around Ferry's voice until things ended in a psychedelic spectacle.
They played a nod to Country Life's "Out of the Blue" with a ferry duet featuring Mackay's oboe and an electric violin. They followed that with truncated versions of their siren single "Love Is the Drug" and their biggest hit, by Avalon "More Than This." Playing keys and whirring into the microphone as the band set up in a laid-back atmosphere. Ferry got up again and led the band through a saxophone rendition of For Your Pleasure's "Editions of You". As the audience cheered, the band waved and smiled before leaving the stage.
The gig was the first time that Bryan Ferry had been playing with his Roxy Music bandmates since 201
In an interview with Rolling Stone Mackay admitted he did not believe that Roxy Music would be voted into the Rock Hall. "I always felt that we were a little too far away for the public in America, even though we have strong supporters in some pockets," he said. "It was very surprising to hear."
Mackay added that the Rock Hall performance may serve as a springboard for a Roxy Music reunion.
"This is one possibility, we have never put out a farewell tour since 1975. Although we're all still playing, this is always a possibility, who knows, it's been a pretty long time since we did not play together, maybe we'll find it a bit strange, "said the saxophonist. "Maybe the Hall of Fame is the thing that will make us think about it."