Prog rock giants Marillion announce 7 new UK dates in April 2018 on the back of their October show at The Royal Albert Hall, which sold out within four minutes of going on sale, and The London Palladium in November, which also sold out in record time.
Marillion’s music is more than prog, its musically-experimental and yet-emotional. Within the genre it has a uniquely soul-baring aspect which sets the band apart and has elicited an almost religiously zealous following. After nearly 40 years, the band has evolved into a vibrant and international musical force, flourishing seemingly outside of fashion and mainstream media exposure. Since their formation, they have had 19 Top 30 singles, four of which made the Top 10.
Their most recent album, F E A R (Fuck Everyone and Run), peaked at No. 4 in the UK album charts and No. 1 in the rock chart last year.
Steve Hogarth says: “I have been part of this band now for 27 years and it barely feels like 10. I think were as inspired as we ever were, and were still enjoying creating together. Luckily our music has remained free to evolve and change without the constraints of a corporate music business which otherwise might have killed us.
By reinventing the business-model we have maintained a one-to-one relationship with our fans, and that feeling is never more apparent than at the live shows. Its always a pleasure to share a room with the family” and exchange the passion on stage with the passion off stage. Were playing a few places we havent visited for a while. Long overdue. ‘Really looking forward to this little outing.”
Winners of a staggering eight categories in 2016 Prog Mag Awards, Marillion elicit remarkable devotion from their international fan base. To those who already love Marillion, the band is something special. To the uninitiated, its a love affair waiting to happen.
On October 13th, Marillion will also release an EP on earMusic featuring a live version of their epic Living In F E A R. Living In F E A R comes in a limited CD Digipak as well as in a limited and numbered 12″ Vinyl Edition, which includes three additional unreleased live songs.
Marillion 2018 UK Tour Dates:-
Wed 11th April Gateshead The Sage
Fri 13th April Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 14th April Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mon 16th April Brighton Dome
Tue 17th April Bristol Colston Hall
Thu 19th April Reading Hexagon
Fri 20th April Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
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