British prog rockers Big Big Train have introduced they won’t be performing on the rescheduled HRH Prog XIII and have been pressured to cancel some reside dates after the occasion was moved from Leeds in September this yr to Sheffield in April 2023

In addition to many followers’ journey plans being thrown into disarray by the transfer, the postponement can be impacting the band’s attendance plans. Big Big Train have introduced that they’re having to cancel reside dates in France, Germany and Switzerland as a result of impression on the band’s funds.

“Following HRH’s announcement on Wednesday of the postponement of the September 2022 festival, please note that Big Big Train will not be performing at the rescheduled HRH event in April 2023,” the band mentioned in a press release to followers. “Please keep your tickets for now while we discuss next steps with the festival.

“Due to the cancellation of the HRH Leeds Festival in reference to elevated tour-related bills, the deliberate exhibits in Germany, Switzerland and France this yr are not financially viable. Continuing after the pageant’s cancellation would have resulted in critical monetary losses and threatened the band’s existence.

“We sincerely apologize for the significant disappointment and inconvenience caused by this news. The dates in Germany, Switzerland and France will be postponed to 2023. We encourage ticket holders for these shows to keep their tickets and we will provide further updates as soon as we can.”

The band’s forthcoming concert events at Aylesbury Friars and The Boerderij in Zoetermeer will go forward as deliberate, as will the ‘Family and Friends’ warm-up present close to Southampton. Tickets are nonetheless accessible for all three exhibits.

The band shall be offering an replace subsequent week which is able to hopefully embrace new reside plans and a brand new tune that includes new singer Alberto Bravin who joined the band in April this yr.

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