Trilogy and Solstice announce first gig together since 1983!

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80s neo-prog survivors Trilogy and Solstice have announced a live show together at Colchester Arts Centre on July 22.

The joint-headline show will be the first time the two bands have performed with each other since they toured together back in the 80s.

"It's our first time on the same bill since the end of the Brave New World tour in 1983," says Trilogy bassist Mark Bloxsidge. Both bands also featured on the 1985 prog compilation album Fire In Harmony.

Essex trio Trilogy reunited in 2021 to record new online video for their song Break! and also conformed earlier this year that they would be looking to be playing live to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.

Solstice have been active for a lot longer and are currently riding a wave of creativity and success with the arrival of new vocalist Jess Holland and the release of 2020's Sia album. They will release their latest album, Light Up, through GEP early next year.

Tickets for the Colchester show are priced at £15. Doos open at 7.30pm, with the show starting at 8pm.

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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.