Seeing some older rock stars sing their back catalogues can be cringeworthy, but Bryan Ferry mostly avoids that sad awkwardness. From his Roxy Music days through his more recent solo albums, Ferry has gone for a sharp look and polished croon that works almost as well at age 69 as it did at 29. These days, he may not hit every high note in the edgy, glam-rock tunes from Roxy’s first album, like “Re-make/Re-Model,” but he’s enough of a pro to render those cuts in a manner that still works (two female backing vocalists should help). While this U.K. lounge lizard recently tried to up his sophistication quotient by presenting jazz arrangements of earlier hits, on this tour, he stays classic, performing with a band of young rock players. Ferry’s take on raucous numbers like “Virginia Plain” and atmospheric slow dance cuts like “Avalon” should bring out the enduring skills that have pleased fans and inspired several generations of musicians, from punk bands and new romantics through present-day indie rockers like Destroyer’s Dan Bejar. Bryan Ferry performs at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $55–$75. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com.