The Enid announce 50th anniversary tour dates

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Symphonic prog legends The Enid have announced a European tour to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

The dates will see the band perform with two guitarists for the first time since 1980 with the recent introduction of virtuoso guitarist, Alfredo Randazzo, and renowned bassist and keyboardist, Tim Harries, who join founder Robert John Godfrey, longstanding guitarist Jason Ducker and drummer Karl Thompson.

"I did not expect to still be alive but here I am," exclaims Godfrey.

The run of dates, under the banner 50 Years Of Music Making, includes an appearance at Italy's popular 2Days Prog + 1 festival in September and a show at London's 229 venue in October, promoted by the London Prog Gigs group.

“Having promoted The Enid way back in my Uni days I was delighted to welcome them at the London Prog Gigs A Sunday In September event last year, and I’m even more pleased to now promote their flagship 50th anniversary show in London on 20th October," says London Prog Gigs promoter Chris Parkins. "This will be an all-seated show at the larger of the modern and comfortable 229 venues."

The full list of dates is:

Mar 23: Concerto Per Adria Festuval, Italy
Sep 07: Veruna 2Days Prog + 1 Festival, Italy
Oct 06: Southampton Totton Hanger Farm Arts, UK
Oct 13: Bury The Net, UK
Oct 20: London 229, UK
Oct 25: Northampton The Black Prince, UK

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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.