You are both welcome!
It is the overly understated way that this tour has been rolled out that led me to posting about it here, complete with the pre-sale password. Let me tell you how I found out about it...
I get emails from every venue where I have seen a show. That, of course, is standard industry practice, and it's mostly a good one. Anyway, large venues host sporting events as well as concerts; so, being on the mailing list for one kind of event usually signs you up for mailing lists for all events (this is less good of a standard industry practice, but I'll certainly forgive them this time). The local professional ice hockey team in Philadelphia sent me an email Tuesday morning to announce their upcoming games (the team is having a historically bad season, so sending out more marketing emails is probably a good thing - attendance at the games now must be dreadful). Anyway, as I was scrolling down the message, in the banner ad at THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE EMAIL was the announcement about this Roxy Music reunion tour! I just stared at it for a few seconds. The way it looked (and where it was located in the email) I just assumed that it must have been announcing some kind of 50th anniversary celebration of the band for fans of the band, maybe with a tribute band playing. It was so underwhelming-looking that I didn't recognize it as a proper announcement of a real reunion tour.
Reading it more closely, it began to dawn on me that this might be a real reunion tour announcement. So, I went to Bryan Ferry's website (I knew his would be active; the one specifically dedicated to Roxy Music isn't always active) - sure enough, the RM reunion tour was a real thing, and Bryan (or, more likely, his webmaster), very helpfully, posted the pre-sale links and password. After I scored my ticket, I made it my temporary mission in life to tell as many people as I could that this tour was actually occurring. I found out completely by accident, and I'm sure that there would be others in the same boat. It looks like I guessed properly.
Anyway, you two enjoy your shows, and I will enjoy mine! I'm just so happy that it's happening!
I must admit I’d never bother to scroll to the end of a venue email for a local sports team event, I’d just delete it!
Annoyingly this morning I happened to see a brief interview on Sky TV with Graham Gouldman saying a 10cc reunion tour of the UK had just started. Good I thought, when are they playing Manchester? Turns out it was 3 days ago
But for anyone who doesn’t live in Bath, Cardiff, Manchester or Southend, here’s your chance: