Big Big Train Go Live

BBT live

You may have heard the news already. . . in fact, I’m guessing almost no one in the prog world has NOT heard the news. . . . but tickets for Big Big Train live, King’s Place, August 14-15, 2015, have gone on sale.  To purchase your tickets, go here:

As most of you probably know, started, in very large part, as an unofficial fan site for BBT, so we’re especially proud of the band and their desire to explore their music in a live setting.

[My own desire was for them to come to the U.S., but I’m happy to have them play live anywhere.  I worry a bit that I might have played a role in their deciding to play in the U.K. rather than the U.S.  Several years ago, I made Greg Spawton promise that if they played live in the U.S., they would do so sporting ZZTop beards as well as offering a performance of a double-length BBT blow out version of 2112.  It’s quite possible that my then-forced promises are coming back to haunt me.–ed.]

Seriously, what wonderful news.  Passengers (that is, the name of BBT fans on Facebook) have flooded Greg Spawton’s announcement of the sale, which he posted 20 hours ago.  Considering that BBT represents the highest and best not only of the prog tradition, but of the rock and bardic traditions, the outpouring of enthusiasm from the prog world is quite understandable.

6 thoughts on “Big Big Train Go Live

  1. Nick

    Managed to bag one of the last stalls tickets for the Friday night show, thanks in no small measure to Brad posting this! (I’m not on Facebook, therefore wasn’t privy to all the excitement over in that particular social network.)

    Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have a ticket and profoundly grateful to you, Brad, for the heads-up. I really hope you get to see them for yourself soon. (Come to think of it, are you sure you can’t wangle an August trip to the UK? Perhaps there’s a nearby academic conference or something…)

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  2. Nick, excellent! I was thinking of you and John in particular, as neither of you are on FB. I’m really hoping to come. I did get a ticket for Friday night. And, I posted–with only a bit of humor–that if someone could invite me to lecture, I could claim the trip as a business one!

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