The new studio album from four time Progressive Music Award winning band, Big Big Train, titled Grand Tour, is set to be released on May 17th 2019. Now the band is pleased to reveal the second single "Theodora in Green and Gold" from the upcoming album.
Bass player Greg Spawton, about the track: "In the apse of the church of San Vitale in Ravenna there are two beautiful 6th century mosaics which feature the Byzantine emperor Justinian and the empress Theodora. This song is inspired by those mosaics and the stories they tell."
You can listen to the track here:
The song is also available on Spotify here: https://spoti.fi/2Y23nZF
See the 90-minute interview with Prog Magazine's Nick Shilton about the album here:
Inspired by the 17th and 18th century custom of the Grand Tour, where young men and women travelled to broaden the mind, Big Big Train have made an album of songs set in distant lands and beyond. Grand Tour features nine new tracks which will take listeners on an epic journey over land and sea and through time and space.
Grand Tour will be available on double heavyweight gatefold vinyl (featuring a 24 page booklet), digipack CD (featuring a 52 page booklet), on standard and hi-resolution (24/96) download, and on streaming.
The album is available for pre-order here: https://www.bigbigtrain.com/
Grand Tour tracklist
1.Novum Organum (2.33)
3.The Florentine (8.14)
4.Roman Stone (13.33)
6.Theodora in Green and Gold (5.38)
In recent years, Big Big Train has built a substantial and passionate following for their music. Noted for their story-telling songs and progressive rock influences, their 2017 album, Grimspound, reached number one in the UK Official Rock Album Chart. After selling out a three gig residency at London’s Cadogan Hall in 2017, the band headlined the Night of the Prog festival at Loreley, Germany in 2018. In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will head out on a UK tour, with support from Mercury Prize nominated band, Sweet Billy Pilgrim.
Big Big Train UK Tour 2019 (with special guests Sweet Billy Pilgrim)
Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall, 26th October
Newcastle City Hall, 27th October
Halifax, Victoria Theatre, 29th October
Birmingham, Town Hall, 30th October
Newport, Riverfront, 1st November
London, Hackney Empire, 2nd November