Big Big Train’s announcement of the Passengers Club and North American tour dates were just the tip of the iceberg this week! In other progressive rock-related news:
King Crimson and The Zappa Band (the latter an authorized project of Frank Zappa’s estate, featuring alumni from his 1980s bands) will tour the USA and Canada in June & July. One tour date (at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts) in Virginia has been announced for June 30th; others will be announced soon.
The three-part Emerson Lake & Palmer epic “Karn Evil 9” is being developed as a science-fiction movie, to start production later this year. ELP managers Stewart Young & Bruce Pilato will serve as producers, along with Carl Palmer and Radar Pictures (developers of the Jumanji and Riddick franchises).
Plenty of great album releases are on the way as well, including:
Tiger Moth Tales’ live CD/DVD A Visit to Zoetermeer, out on February 21 and available to pre-order on Bandcamp;
John Holden’s Rise and Fall, the follow-up to 2018’s well received Capture Light, out on February 29;
Fernando Perdomo’s Out to Sea 3: The Storm, out on March 6;
Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble’s The Red Planet, out in April.
Time, it would seem, for the world of prog rock to awaken from its long winter’s nap!
— Rick Krueger
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