In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will embark upon their first UK tour, performing songs from their forthcoming studio album (due in May 2019) and back catalogue, including The Underfall Yard (in its 10th anniversary year). The shows will feature the band's full live line-up, including our five-piece brass ensemble.
Support will come from Sweet Billy Pilgrim, an English genre-spanning band who, on this occasion, will comprise the duo of Jana Carpenter and Tim Elsenburg.
Tickets are on sale now directly from venue box offices and tour details and venue ticket links are below:
A number of sub-forums (one for each gig) have been created to facilitate communication between ticket holders (and also to assist with ticket swaps and sales if necessary). The links for the sub-forums can be found in the forum.
We are planning tours outside of the UK and are expecting to be playing in the US and Canada in the Spring of 2020, and in mainland Europe in the autumn of 2020. More news on these tours in 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Big Big Train guitarist and keyboard player, Rikard Sjöblom, is releasing a new Gungfly album on 9th November. The album is called Friendship and will be available as a limited CD Digipak & Gatefold 2LP + CD (both including 3 bonus tracks) as well as digital download.
Rikard comments: “The idea for ‘Friendship’ came to me because of an old photo of me as a child. I found this old photo at my parents’ house, depicting me standing on top of this really tall treehouse in a glade near our house. I started thinking about my childhood friends with whom I built the treehouse. We were the best of friends and we spent so much time together in this little village where I used to live. This of course made me think about all the friends I used to have, these relationships where you hung out all the time, went through childhood together, grew up and knew everything about each other and then all of a sudden, for some reason, disappeared from each other’s lives. This phenomenon of falling out with someone is still a mystery to me, but I’ve learned to accept it, much like the separation of death it’s just a part of life and the nature of our course of life, I guess. So this is a collection of songs about and for all of my friends, dead or alive, past and present. I chose to base the stories around the treehouse in the glade, not because all of my memories are from there, but rather that it’s the place that made me think back on all of this.”
Pre-order this beautiful new album from Rikard’s official website or from all good record shops.