Caravan Launches 10-Date UK Tour This Month

Caravan Launches 10-Date UK Tour This Month

Caravan, the quintessential precursors to the British Prog Rock movement, have announced a very special UK Tour that kicks off tonight, January 8th 2013 at London's prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall, at the Southbank Centre.

The UK tour will see Caravan celebrating the 40th Anniversary of what many critics regard to be the quintessential prog album of all time: 1973's "For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night". Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, www.eventim.co.uk.

Caravan, featuring original founding member and chief songwriter Pye Hastings (guitar, lead vocals,) and Geoffrey Richardson (Viola, Guitar, Flute) will perform a number of songs from their aforementioned critically acclaimed 4th album. The show will also include songs from "In The Land Of Grey And Pink", plus other songs spanning their dazzling career.

Caravan are considered by many to be the undisputed, unsung heroes of the British Prog movement. Often quoted as being one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the '60s progressive rock scene, over the years they have managed to achieve cult status and have maintained a passionate and diehard following.

Originally formed in Canterbury in 1968, Caravan were at the heart of the 1970s burgeoning Canterbury rock movement, and produced their own brand of "superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work" (New Musical Express) and packed venues worldwide.

The current Caravan line-up includes Pye Hastings (1968 founding member: guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (joined 1972: viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas
(keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).

Caravan's tour will feature special guest Garron Frith. A full itinerary is below.

London: Queen Elizabeth Hall - Tuesday 8th January
Tickets: £25.00
Box Office: 0844 847 9910
Doors: 7pm / Stage: 7:30pm
Format: Seated
Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Cambridge: The Junction - Wednesday 9th January
Ticket Price: £22.50
Box Office number: 01223 511 511
Doors: 7pm / Stage: 8pm
Format: Seated
Clifton Way Cambridge CB1 7GX
www.junction.co.uk

Wolverhampton: The Robin - Thursday 10th January
Tickets: £20.00
Box Office: 01902 401 211
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8pm
Format: Standing
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston,
Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

Gateshead: The Sage - Saturday 12th January
Ticket Price: £22.50
Box Office number: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Format: Standing / Seated
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead, NE8 2JR
www.thesagegateshead.org

Edinburgh: The Queen's Hall - Sunday 13th January
Tickets: £22.50
Box Office: 0131 668 2019
Doors: 7pm / Stage: 7.30PM
Format: Seated
85-89 Clerk Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
www.thequeenshall.net

Salford: The Lowry - Monday 14th January
Tickets: £22.50
Doors 7.30pm / Stage 8pm
Format: Seated
The Lowry, Pier 8,
Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
www.thelowry.com

Bridport: Electric Palace - Wednesday 16th January
Tickets: £22.50
Box Office: 01308 424901
Doors: 7pm / Stage: 8pm
Format: Seated
35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY
www.electricpalace.org.uk

Bath: Komedia - Thursday 17th January
Tickets: £22.50
Box Office: 0845 293 8480
Doors 7.30pm / Stage 8pm
Format: Seated
22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP
www.komedia.co.uk/bath

Tavistock: The Wharf - Friday 18th January
Tickets: £20.00
Box Office: 01822 611166
Doors: 8pm / Stage: 8.30pm
Format: Standing
Canal Street, Tavistock, PL19 8AT
www.tavistockwharf.com

Falmouth: The Princess Pavilion - Saturday 19th January
Tickets: £22.50
Box Office: 01326 211222
Doors 7.30pm / Stage 8pm
Format: Seated
Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
www.princesspavilion.co.uk

Photo Credit: Dylan Wolf