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    Posted: February 08 2024 at 19:01
Tickets go on sale today.

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I note they are playing my home town Swindon on 17th September. Wondering if ex band member Dave Gregory (who lives there) could turn up and make a guest appearance? Wyvern Theatre is a good venue and I've seen both Rick Wakeman and Jethro Tull there. It's got good parking nearby as well as a couple of decent Indian restaurants and a Nandos if that's your thing.
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Disappointed they're not coming to Italy, what with having an Italian front man and all...
Brexit to blame?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Octopus II Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2024 at 04:25
I have the new album on pre-order.

I am looking forward to hearing it. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2024 at 15:51
Originally posted by Starjet Starjet wrote:

Disappointed they're not coming to Italy, what with having an Italian front man and all...
Brexit to blame?

I don't think so. They'll do two gigs in the Netherlands. I saw them last August and I'm thinking about going again. They are a great live band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hrychu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2024 at 17:27
Originally posted by Starjet Starjet wrote:

Disappointed they're not coming to Italy, what with having an Italian front man and all...
Brexit to blame?
I don't think so. I mean, they recorded their latest album in Italy.
A different side to claim the most...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aprusso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2024 at 04:09
They (as also most prog bands) will only tour in Northern - Central EU. Because in S-EU people mainly listen to sh*tty music. We've been taken over by the sh*t-music plague. Except that couple of festivals, there is no audience. You go to a prog gig in the NL, there's plenty young people. In Spain, in Italy etc, 5 old farts is what you get. 
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I am so excited for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2024 at 02:19
Last August I went to see them in the Netherlands (from Spain). Normally I only have availability for travelling a few days during the summer vacation in August and this year they will only play the Cropredy Festival in the UK. I will consider going, we will see... I need to check other bands tour dates in August and see what's the most interesting plan for this year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2024 at 09:06
Regarding BBT's gig at the Cropredy Festival (UK) on 9th August, does anybody know about this festival, and can provide some info / advice?

To be honest the only other bands I know in the lineup are Rick Wakeman, Trevor Horn and Focus. 
Does anybody know any of the other bands and can advise which style are they?

Thanks!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2024 at 22:18
Eddi Reader is lead singer of pop folk band Fairground Attraction and Richard Digance is a famous (in the UK) satirist singer songwriter. Cropedry has always been folk heavy and was originally created by Fairport Convention if memory serves me right. Rick's appearance is interesting! 

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Thanks Richard!
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