Lots of news in the world of Big Big Train. The group are releasing a new live-album titled “Empire,” which will be released through English Electric on November 27, 2020. The Blu-Ray/2cd set, recorded at Londons Hackney Empire on November 2 on last year’s UK tour, features 12 tracks and clocks in at almost 2 hours. The band have released a video for the track “Winkie” from the album which you can see below:
The band have announced that keyboard player Danny Manners and violin player Rachel Hall have both left the band. This follows the departure of guitar player Dave Gregory who announced he was leaving earlier this year. It leaves the band as a core quartet of vocalist David Longdon, bass player Greg Spawton, drummer Nick D’Virgilio and guitarist and keyboard player Rikard Sjöblom. The remaining members are working on new music to be released in the near future.
The band shared this news on their Facebook page:
Pre-order Empire here: https://burningshed.com/store/bigbigtrain/big-big-train_empire_2cd_blu-ray