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Big Big Train announce plans to continue

Big Big Train
(Image credit: Sophocles Alexiou)

Big Big Train have announced that they plan to continue as band in the wake of the tragic death of singer David Longdon.

In a short statement, the band have announced: “As the promotional campaign for the Welcome To The Planet album approaches its end, we feel that the time is right to address the question of the future of Big Big Train following David Longdon’s death last November. Several years ago David had expressed the clear wish that if ever he were not around, he would want Big Big Train to continue. Of course none of us foresaw the tragic event that hit us almost three months ago.

"After careful consideration, and with the active encouragement of David’s partner Sarah, we have decided to honour David’s wishes. Big Big Train will therefore seek to continue recording and performing live in due course. More specific details of the band’s planned activities will follow in further announcements, including an opportunity for fans to celebrate David’s life and musical legacy.”

The band released their latest album, Welcome To The Planet, last month.

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Jerry Ewing
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, 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.