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Biff Byford launches the video for School of Hard Knocks the title track of his forthcoming album which is released on 21st February.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/8iSymWeu-ro
Motown Legends – The Four Tops and The Temptations return to UK shores for an 8- date tour in November 2020 bringing with them the magic of the golden era that continues to inspire musicians around the world. Original members, Duke Fakir and Otis Williams, of the Four Tops and Temptations respectively, hold a special place in the hearts of British fans, and they are both delighted to be returning to the UK in 2020.
Following his most successful solo tour yet, Steve Hackett announces that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis Live Album Seconds Out in full, plus More!
Glitter Machine drop their third single – a brooding version of the Ariana Grande hit God is A Woman on 22nd November. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/bCltUkYYpwY
Ian Anderson has added 6 more shows to his Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull Tour in April/May 2020. These shows will be an intimate evening of performance and chat with archive video footage covering his career and the history of Jethro Tull.
DBA have added a second show at Trading Boundaries on 15th Feb as 14th February is nearly sold out.
They recently announced the release of Live in England a 2CD/DVD box set out on 29th November.
The concert was recorded at Trading Boundaries in 2018.
Sons of Apollo return with their second album – MMXX out on 17th January
They’ve also announced some European dates including one in London on 19th March.
Jethro Tull Announce The Prog Years Tour 2020 – 11 UK dates in September and October 2020.
At the same time Ian Anderson also announces that he will be appearing at a number of smaller venues for a cosy chat and performance.
YES Announce 24 European Dates in Addition to the 8 UK Tour Dates for The Album Series 2020 Relayer Tour.
YES return to recordings made in 2010 to release 4 new tracks as new content
for a miniature five piece box set from that era entitled From A Page – Out Today.
Biff Byford announces the release of his debut solo album – School of Hard Knocks
Out on 21st February.
YES announce an 8 date UK tour in June 2020…. They will perform their 1974 Album RELAYER in it’s entirety together with a selection of Classic YES favourites. European dates will be announced soon.
DBA (Downes Braide Association) announce the release of Live in England a 2CD/DVD box set out on 29th November.
The concert was recorded at Trading Boundaries in 2018. They’ve also announced a second show at Trading Boundaries on 14th February 2020.
1970s pop sensations – The Bay City Rollers, release Gold – a 3CD career-spanning set featuring 50 tracks from the classic line-up: Les, Eric, Woody, Alan and Derek. The set includes all 12 of their Top Ten Hits.
Gentle Giant announce their Limited Edition 30 disc Box Set Unburied Treasure will be released on
6th December through Madfish/Burning Shed. Check out box set trailer here: https://youtu.be/xlGEKIAyVJo
Steve Hackett announces the release of Genesis Revisited Band and Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall
A 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak on 25th October.
John Lodge releases B Yond – The Very Best Of on 27th September… The album features a mixture of new recordings, remixes and other tracks.
Glitter Machine release Take the Pain on 2nd August from their debut album Hanging out for Fame. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq-ryid3EdQ
Legendary guitarist Hank Marvin has gone straight into the UK Album Chart at Number 9 this week… With his 3CD set GOLD. Gold is also available as A Gold Vinyl album featuring selected tracks.
Glitter Machine release their second single Take the Pain on 2nd August. The group recently got great reviews for their debut show.
Today 12th June 2019 would have been John Wetton’s 70th Birthday. In celebration of this, the John Wetton Estate announce the title of a career-spanning box set – An Extraordinary Life – that they have been putting together for some time.
American RnB group Shalamar, who had numerous hit singles in the seventies and eighties, release GOLD – a career spanning 3CD on 19th July. Hits include: I Can Make You Feel Good and Night To Remember.
On June 28th guitar legend Hank Marvin will release a career spanning 3CD set as part of Crimson Records’ successful Gold series. Hank is joined on this collection by guest appearances from amongst others, Cliff Richard and Brian May.
King Crimson celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year.
As part of the celebrations they will perform 3 shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 18th, 19th and 20th June.
TOTO have announced special guests British hard-rock stalwarts – The Darkness will join them for their Live At Chelsea show on 13th June.