Prog rock, avant-garde and related gigs in London

v: Links to venues given below.
17, 18 & 20 Oct
Jeff Lynne's ELO
The O2

With Lee Pomeroy
18 Oct
Rick Wakeman
HMV, Oxford St
Signing event (not performance) for Piano Odyssey
26 Oct
ULU Live, WC1E 7HY
With Adam Wakeman on keys. Support from Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs.
31 Oct
Steve Howe
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
A gala night for the Ed Renshaw Music Award. Howe is playing a 75 minute set, with the first half including performances with some of the award winners. The Ed Renshaw Music Award is intended to help young musicians (16-25 years old) in south east London achieve their potential.
2 Nov
Trevor Horn
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre v
Approximate run time of 150 mins
2-3 Nov
King Crimson
Palladium, W1F 7TF
With Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Bill Rieflin
4-5 Nov
Palladium, W1F 7TF 4th sold out
Accompanied by a live orchestra
7 Nov
The Decemberists
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
With support
9-10 Nov
Joe Payne

Part of the Secret Cabaret at Simon Drake's House Of Magic, with only ticket purchasers being told the location of the central London venue.
10 Nov
Australian Pink Floyd
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Pink Floyd tribute band
16 Nov
ULU Live, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY
Celebrating their 50th anniversary
7-8 Dec
Islington Academy Hall 31.63+

9 Dec
Spock's Beard/Roine Stolt & Friends Play The Flower Kings
Islington Academy Hall

Celebrating 25 years of the InsideOut label. Stolt performs with Hasse Froberg, Jones Reingold, Zach Kamins and Mirko DeMaio.
15 Dec
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
The O2 matinee & evening shows
With Jason Donovan
17 & 20 Dec
Rick Wakeman
Union Chapel
17th sold out

8pm (doors 7pm)
A Xmas show in support of forthcoming album, A Piano Odyssey
3-4 May 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets The Roundhouse, Camden 7:30pm
With Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken

All details are to the best of my knowledge, but errors can creep in and arrangements change, so check with the venue. Full price tickets are given in the Bookings column: there may be concessionary tickets for less, and there may be booking fees on top.

Venue links:
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street
Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall & Queen Elizabeth Hall)
The Spitz, 109 Commercial St., Old Spitalfields Market, E1
The Klinker club @ The Sussex Pub, 107A Culford Road, N1 every Tuesday and Friday
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH

Contact tel. numbers:
Astoria (020) 7434 0403
Barbican Centre (bookings) (020) 7638 8891
Pizza Express Jazz Club (020) 7439 8722

Other pages with live listings:
CALYX (Canterbury music)
The Progressive Aspect UK gig list
London Musicians' Collective
Cuneiform artists' tour news
Yes and Yes members' news
Contemporary Music Network Tours
Oxford Contemporary Music

Local artists links:
The Progressive Rock MAP

Last updated: 14 Oct 2018
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