Prog rock, avant-garde and related gigs in London

v: Links to venues given below.
25 Apr
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
With Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Uli Jon Roth
12 May
Steve Rothery Band
Islington Assembly Hall

18 May
Kronos Quartet
Barbican Hall, The Barbican Centre v
With visuals from Sam Green
16 Jun
Laura Cannell + Charles Hayward + Hoofus
LSO St Luke's
A triple bill curated by Cannell, plus talks from Jennifer Lucy Allan and Luke Turner
16-7 Jun
Stone Free Festival
The O2

Scorpions headline 16 Jun, supported by Megadeath. Yes featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman headline 17 Jun, supported by Roger Hodgson, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Anathema, Richie Kotzen, Tyketto, Ginger Wildheart and others.
19-20 Jun
David Byrne
Eventim Apollo
(19th sold out)
With support from Laura Mvula
6-7 Jul
Roger Waters
Hyde Park
2pm (6 Jul); 8pm (7 Jul)
Us + Them tour, with material from Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You were Here  and Waters' Is This the Life We Really Want?
13-4 Jul
Animals of Distinction with Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Barbican Hall, The Barbican Centre v 23-33
Dance company Animals of Distinction perform monumental, choreographed by Dana Gingras & Noam Gagnon, with live music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
24 Aug
Stewart & Gaskin

around 25
To be confirmed, but Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin are planning a live show with a 4-piece band including Gavin Harrison (drums)
17 Sep
Royal Albert Hall
Playing Moonmadness in its entirety and more
4 Oct
Steve Hackett
Royal Festival Hall v
Sold out
Steve Hackett with band and 41-piece orchestra play music from Genesis Revisited and more
11 Oct
Steve Hackett
Palladium 7:30pm Steve Hackett with band and 41-piece orchestra play music from Genesis Revisited and more
17, 18 & 20 Oct
Jeff Lynne's ELO
The O2

With Lee Pomeroy
2 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
10 Nov
Australian Pink Floyd
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Pink Floyd tribute band

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
South Bank 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: 9 Apr 2018
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