The 13-city tour launches in July.
Andy Mackay and Phil Manzaner also took the stage.
The band’s Simon LeBon and John Taylor delivered the speech.
Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzaner will perform together live for the first time in eight years.
Parliament Funkadelic are opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tour of Australia.
A four-CD collection of covers, B-sides, alternate takes, and other rarities.
The forthcoming jaunt will see Mike Campbell, the longtime lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn joining the band in place of Lindsey Buckingham.
“All the Hits Tour” commences March 15th and runs through the end of May.
Several musical tributes also planned for the recently passed legends.
Legendary singer-songwriters share the stage for two songs.
Two of hip-hop’s finest meet on one track.