The album cover for Caravans’ For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night


The Quintessential precursors to the British Progressive Rock scene, Caravan have announced a very special 10 date U.K. tour that kicks off on the 8th January 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre

The Canterbury band is responsible for two of the great albums that define the early Progressive Rock era with In The Land Of Grey and Pink and the seminal For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night ant it’s with the latter album that the band will be celebrating the milestone of a 40th anniversary tour.

Caravan is considered to be one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the ‘60’s Progressive Rock scene. They originally formed in 1968 and are one of the bands that for quite a while were able to go head to head with Cambridge’s favourite sons, Pink Floyd. The band comprise founding member and chief songwriter Pye Hastings on guitar and vocals and will be joined by Geoffrey Richardson who joined in 1972, Jan Schelhaas, Jim Leverton and Mark Walters in what fans of the sophisticated era of the band will no doubt enjoy and casual onlookers and first time attendees to one of their gigs will rave over.

Caravan will be performing at The Lowry at Salford Quays on Monday 14th January, the only gig for the band in the North West. For those willing to travel a little further, the world famous Robin 2 in Bilston will be hosting the group on Thursday 10th January.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 18th June and are available from the venue box offices, by telephone on 0844 4780898 or online at Tickets are priced at £20 for the night at The Robin 2 and £22.50 at the Salford Lowry.

Ian D. Hall