Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra

Marillion have announced that they will return to the road in the UK and Europe in 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band.

The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute, featured on select numbers throughout the show as on previous occasions

In December 2017, Marillion played a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall which was the fastest selling concert of the bands career and featured this same ensemble of musicians who also featured on the UK tour in the spring of 2018. The concert at the Royal Albert hall was hailed by the fans and critics alike as ‘one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history’.  The recording of the show, “All One Tonight” has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl and topped the charts in 5 countries.

Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.

Steve Hogarth says: “Has it really been 30 years?! Steve R tells me it’s his 40th anniversary so it’s a double celebration! It’s amazing to be in this position after all this time. We’ve added this wonderful six-piece to the band for this entire tour. They’re brilliant players, good friends, and the chemistry we have together has already spoken for itself. I thought we’d never beat that night at RAH… but there’s going to be two nights and two different RAH set lists this time, so let’s see what we, and our legendary fans can do.

You may not have heard of MARILLION, but you will have felt their influence – the band are widely acknowledged to have been the first to use crowdfunding when they asked fans to pre order their 2001 album Anoraknophobia a full 12 months before the release date. Crowdfunding is of course now seen as the industry norm both for music and films and the arts.

Tour Dates are:

Fri 01  Liverpool   Philharmonic

Sun 03  Nottingham   Royal Concert Hall

Mon 04  Manchester   Bridgewater Hall

Wed 06  Birmingham   Symphony Hall

Thu 07  Portsmouth   Guildhall

Sat 09  Bath   The Forum

Sun 10  Oxford   New Theatre

Tue 12  Glasgow   Royal Concert Hall

Wed 13  Gateshead   The Sage

Fri 15  Southend   Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 16  Cardiff   St David’s Hall

Mon 18  London   Royal Albert Hall

Tue 19  London   Royal Albert Hall

Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.

MARILLION are:

Steve Hogarth – lead vocals, lyrics, keyboards, guitars, percussion

Steve Rothery – electric guitars, acoustic guitars

Pete Trewavas – Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals

Mark Kelly – keyboards, samples and effects, backing vocals, programming

Ian Mosley – drums, percussion

www.marillion.com

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