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Big Big Train Announce Night Of The Prog Warm Up Show

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Big Big Train will play a warm up show in the UK ahead of their appearance at this year’s Night Of The Prog festival in Germany.

They will play Basingstoke’s The Anvil on Wednesday 11 July. Greg Spawton tells Prog, “We will be tied up recording a new album in the autumn so the gig at The Anvil will be our only UK show in 2018.”

The band performed three well-received shows at London’s Cadogan Hall last September, having returned to live performance with three equally lauded performances at London’s King’s Place in 2015, for which they won a Prog Award for Live Event.

These will be the band’s first live shows since founder memberAndy Poole announced he was leaving the band. He will be replaced for live duties by an additional, as yet unnamed guitarist and keyboard player.

Support will come from Prog Award winners Beatrix Players. Tickets will be available from the venue website.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.