Following the announcement today of the cancellation of the Ramblin Man festival, Big Big Train are very sorry to confirm the cancellation of the band’s shows in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy in July due to the coronavirus.
David Longdon comments: “We have of course continued to monitor events regarding coronavirus closely in recent weeks. With the restrictions that have been entirely understandably imposed by European governments, in conjunction with the promoters of our six shows in July we have bowed to the inevitable and been forced to cancel these concerts.”
“We were hugely looking forward to all the shows, including making our debut at the legendary Friars in Aylesbury, returning to Germany and the Netherlands and playing for the first time ever in Italy,” Greg Spawton adds. “Sadly however, it is not to be in 2020. We are instead now focusing our efforts on writing and recording a new Big Big Train studio album which we plan to release next summer. We intend to return to playing live following the completion of our next album. We expect to visit all the countries that were on the schedule for 2020 as well as adding further countries to the tour and have some exciting further news about our future live plans which we will announce shortly.”
Ticket holders should contact their point of sale for concert ticket refunds. The shows affected are:
• Thursday 16 July – Friars, Aylesbury, UK
• Saturday 18 July – Ramblin’ Man Festival, Kent, UK
• Monday 20 July – Stadstheater, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
• Tuesday 21 July – Lichtburg, Essen, Germany
• Thursday 23 July – Konzerthaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
• Friday 24 July – Phenomenon, Fontaneto D’Agogna, Italy
Free membership of band’s digital fan club for July 2020 ticket holders
Big Big Train is offering July 2020 ticket holders a free 3-month membership of the band’s digital fan service called The Passengers Club. The Passengers Club contains exclusive material including unreleased demos with commentaries, behind the scenes videos, photo galleries, and blogs. Existing members of the Club whose memberships have not previously been extended will have their memberships extended free of charge by 3 months.
Details can be found at www.thepassengersclub.com of how July 2020 ticket holders can obtain free membership.