Big Big Train announce European tour dates for September and October

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UK prog rockers Big Big Train have announced a run of European and UK tour dates for September and October.

The band release their brand new studio album, The Likes Of Us, through InsideOut Music on March 1. It's their first release for their new label and first full-length album with signer Alberto Bravin.

“For this tour we’ve decided to return to some of our favourite venues," explains Greg Spawton. "But we were also keen to return to Wales for the first time since 2019 and get back to the north east and north west of England as well as visiting some parts of the country where Big Big Train hasn’t played before. While some fans travel vast distances to see us live, we recognise that others aren’t able to do so and therefore we’re trying to bring the show to them."

“In an ideal world, we would play everywhere," adds guitarist Rikard Sjöblom. "Scheduling is always challenging and so while we couldn’t organise a Swedish show this time around, I’m delighted that we will be performing in Oslo and Copenhagen again for my fellow Scandinavians. And I’m particularly looking forward to our weekend at the Boerderij where we plan to play two very different shows."

“We’re really looking forward to getting back on the road this autumn around the UK and Europe," says vocalist Bravin. "Following the success of last year’s The Journey Continues tour, we can’t wait to do it all again. On this tour in autumn we will be playing a significant amount of The Likes Of Us as well as some Big Big Train classics and a few surprises.”

“Last year’s Big Big Train shows were so much fun," concludes drummer Nick D'Virlilio. "We made some changes to the set list every night. It was very challenging but it kept things fresh for both us and the audience, so we’re going to take a similar approach on this tour to make every show genuinely unique.”

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am UK/11am central European time on Friday February 9.

A pre-sale open to members of the band’s Passengers Club for all shows except Copenhagen, Oslo and Zoetermeer opens at 10am UK/11am central European time on Thursday February 8. The pre-sale for Whitley Bay opens at 5pm on Thursday February 8. 

Big Big Train's new UK dates are in addition to the band's previously announced run of shows in the US, which take place in March, and festival bookings in the UK and Germany. Full dates below. 

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Big Big Train The Likes Of Us 2024 Tour Dates

Mar 01: Fort Wayne Sweetwater Performance Theatre, IN
Mar 02: Rutherford Rivoli Theater At The Williams Center, NJ
Mar 03: Rutherford Rivoli Theater At The Williams Center, NJ
Mar 05: Arlington Regent Theatre, MA
Mar 06: Buffalo Electric City, NY
Mar 13: Miami Cruise To The Edge, FL

Jul 21: Loreley Night Of The Prog, Germany
Aug 09: Cropredy Festival, UK

Sep 17: Swindon Wyvern Theatre, UK
Sep 18: Newport The Riverfront, UK
Sep 19: Whitley Bay Playhouse Theatre, UK
Sep 21: Edinburgh Queens Hall, UK
Sep 22: Newark  Palace Theatre, UK
Sep 24: Milton Keynes Stables Theatre, UK
Sep 25: Manchester The Stoller Hall, UK
Sep 27: Weinham Stadthalle, Germany
Sep 28: Zotertemeer De Boerderij, The Netherlands
Sep 29: Zotertemeer De Boerderij, The Netherlands
Oct 01: Oslo Cosmopolite, Norway
Oct 02: Copenhagen Viften, Denmark

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.