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Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe on the cover….. Also featuring John Lodge and Alan Parsons features inside…
THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE: TO HEADLINE BIRMINGHAM NIGHT OF STARS CHARITY SHOW With his SOLO 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR ON 11TH APRIL
John Lodge will now headline the Birmingham Night of Stars Charity Event at the Symphony Hall on Thursday 11th April in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and other charities. His 10,000 Light Years Tour starts on 9th April at the wonderful Trading Boundaries in East Sussex.
Robert Fripp will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of King Crimson with a one-day event, by invitation only – in London on 6th April. Fripp will host this special event, making a presentation and answering questions during the day. There will also be exclusive clips from the forthcoming King Crimson documentary and a presentation about other plans for the 50th Anniversary.
The Black Country’s Rebecca Downes releases her third album – More Sinner Than Saint on 24th May.
The album was mixed by Chris Childs (Thunder) and Bill Drescher (Rick Springfield & The Bangles) and takes her music into a rockier sound than previously. It features guest guitars from
Alan Nimmo (King King) and Magnums Tony Clarkin.
Rebecca is supporting The Quireboys on their unplugged tour in March.
John Lodge has added 3 shows to his solo 10,000 Light Years UK Tour in April – making 5 dates in total.
They start from 9th through to 14th April.
Full UK Tour Dates are:
Tue April 9th East Sussex Trading Boundaries
Thur April 11th Birmingham Symphony Hall, Night of Stars (with Jasper Carrot & Carl Palmer)
Fri April 12th Milton Keynes The Stables
Sat April 13th London Cadogan Hall
Sun April 14th Wimbourne (Dorset) Tivoli Theatre
Andy Bell releases his third solo album – Torsten in Queereteria on 12th April.
Here’s a YouTube clip of first track – We Hadn’t Slept for 20 Years:
Andy Bell of Erasure fame, releases his third solo album performing as alter-ego Torsten, entitled Torsten In Queereteria on 12th April.
To coincide with the album release Andy will perform the show of the same name at The Above The Stag Theatre in London from 10th to 28th April.
Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with Jethro Tull on the cover.
Out now and our 2nd Cover in 2 months. Thanks to Editor Jerry Ewing.
John Lodge will join Carl Palmer at the Birmingham Night of Stars Charity Event on 11th April at the Birmingham Symphony Hall hosted and organised by Jasper Carrott. John’s other UK dates are The Stables MK 12th April & Cadogan Hall London on 13th April.
More details for the Birmingham show here:
John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist with the Moody Blues brings his solo tour to the UK for select dates in April. As well as his classic Moody Blues hits he will perform solo material including tracks from his studio album 10,000 Light Years Ago.
Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with STEVE HACKETT on the COVER…..
It will be in the shops on 28th December.
Steve Hackett has launched the second track Underground Railroad, featuring vocals from Durga & Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd). Taken from At The Edge of Light – out 25th January.
Listen Here: https://youtu.be/DEqCKaFFCXM
Check out these Hackett gems.
STYX announce their ONLY UK Date for 2019 at the prestigious London Palladium on Tuesday 4th June –
AN EVENING WITH STYX. They will perform music to celebrate their hugely successful 47-year career.
TOTO have been announced as one of the first artists to perform at Live At Chelsea on June 13th 2019. The London show is part of Toto’s world tour 40 Trips Around The Sun, celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Craig Blundell will join Steve Hackett on drums and percussion for The Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights tour during 2019.
Legendary Guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album At The Edge Of Light on 25th January 2019. The album features ten songs and sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from Guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric – all brought together in Hackett’s unique style….
Out Now – Martin Barre – Roads Less Travelled…. What the press are saying about it.
“There is so much on this album – from the energetic fusion of rock and folk in opener Lone Wolf through to the beautiful You Are An Angel – to inspire and delight fans old and new” Rachel Mann – Prog Magazine
Marillion return to the UK with a 13-date tour in November 2019. They will perform material which spans their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth as he celebrates 30 years with Marillion…
Following on from their sold out Show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017 – they will play 2 nights with 2 different sets in the Iconic Venue.
London Records Announce the release of Bronski Beat Age of Consent on 26th October.
The Remastered and Expanded Age of Consent will be available as a 2 CD set, pink vinyl and picture disc.
Saxon’s first Live album – The Eagle Has Landed which reached No. 5 in the album charts on release in 1982 will be re-issued on 19th October.
The album features bonus tracks recorded at Hammersmith Odeon and will be available in CD and vinyl formats.
Billy Idol’s Vital Idol gets a modern day upgrade with his new release of Vital Idol: Revitalized on CD – 28th September and vinyl – 16th November.
Lending their hands to the Revitalized proceedings are electronic dance luminaries including Moby, Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method – together with current innovators including Tropkillaz and Shiba San.
Due to production problems, Martin Barre’s new album Roads Less Travelled goes back to 5th October. Pre-order the album here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roads-Less-Travelled-Martin-Barre/dp/B07G2RMQ9C/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FMZZ8DCW326ETVNTHS5D
STEVE HACKETT – announces ‘Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984 – 2006)’ limited edition 6CD/2DVD collection
Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett releases a special 6XCD 2DVD Collection “Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984 – 2006)’ on 5th October.
Following on from 2015’s ‘Premonitions’, ‘Broken Skies – Outspread Wings’ will include albums ‘Till We Have Faces’, ‘Guitar Noir’, ‘Darktown’, ‘Feedback 86’, ‘To Watch The Storms’ & ‘Wild Orchids’ newly remastered, plus bonus tracks, DVD footage and a 60 pages collectors book.
Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull, releases his new studio album Roads Less Travelled on 5th October.
The album features 11 origianl tracks by Barre which reflect 50 years of his esteemed career.