Celebrated British progressive rock band Big Big Train has announced the release of its new studio album, ‘Grand Tour‘. The release date is May 17th, 2019.
Inspired by the 17th and 18th century custom of the Grand Tour, where young men and women travelled to broaden the mind, Big Big Train have made an album of songs set in distant lands.
Grand Tour includes nine new tracks that will take listeners on an epic journey over land and sea and through time and space.
“There are songs inspired by the legacy of the Italian Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinci; songs telling the story of the rise and fall of Rome; of the beautiful mosaics of Ravenna, and of the shipwreck of a great poet, lost in a tempest off the coast of Italy,” says Big Big Train drummer, Nick D’Virgilio. “Along the way, the story of mankind’s greatest ever journey is told.’
Vocalist David Longdon adds: “Grand Tour is a celebration of the human experience, of science and art, and of what it means to be alive.”
Grand Tour will be available on double heavyweight gatefold vinyl (featuring a 24 page booklet), digipack CD (featuring a 52 page booklet), on standard and hi-resolution (24/96) download, and on streaming.