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Steeleye Span announce new album and tour

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span will release their new album in June. EST'D 1969 will be released on June 24 through Park Records. The follow-up to 2016's Dodgy Bastards is an all new collection of material from the seven band members and features an appearance from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson on the track Old Matron.

 "EST’D 1969 captures the ethos of the heritage and history of the band itself, but also the rich vein of tradition that they draw inspiration from, but remains fresh and contemporary," say the band. "This is a celebration of 50 years but the band continues to look to the future."

The band have also announced a string of live dates for November and December as well as some festival appearances this summer, including Glastonbury. Steeleye Span will play:

Glastonbury Festival - June 28
Cornbury Festival - July 7
Beautiful Days Festival - August 18
Margate Royal Theatre - November 20
Hastings St Mary In The Castle - 21
St Albans Alban Arena - 22
Redhill Harlequin Theatre - 23
Malvern Forum Theatre - 24
New Brighton Floral Pavillion - 26
Southport The Atkinson - 28
Great British Folk Festival - December 1
Bury St Edmunds The Apex - 2
Milton Keynes The Stables 3/4
Abergavenny Borough Theatre - 6
Frome Cheese & Grain - 8
Exeter Corn Exchange - 9
Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre - 11
Brighton Dome - 12
Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre - 14
Salisbury City Hall - 15
Birmingham Town Hall - 16
London The Barbican - 17

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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.