Marillion

From 26 April 2019to16 December 2019

Marillion

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Marillion are a progressive rock band hailing from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK, who rose to prominence along with several other bands as part of the 80s neo-prog revival.

Taking their name from a J.R.R. Tolkien novel, the band came together in 1979, but it took them until 1984 to form their core lineup, featuring Steve Rothery (lead guitar), Pete Trewavas (bass), Mark Kelly (Keyboards) and Ian Mosley (drums), having had their frontman, Fish (Derek Dick) leave the band in 1988, being replaced with Steve Hogarth.

Their debut album, “Script for a Jester’s Tear” was released in 1983, gaining a loyal fan base through their album and commitment to touring. In 1984, their second, “Fugazi” was unleashed, featuring a more straight-up hard rock approach, with singles “Assassin” and “Punch and Judy” becoming hits in the UK. But it was with their third record, the more progressive concept album Misplaced Childhood” (1985) that Marillion had their biggest success, with the single “Kayleigh” reaching number two in the UK charts and doing well in the US.

After vocalist Fish left the band, Marillion took a stylistic change, moving to a more accessible, mainstream rock sound, although still incorporating progressive elements, such as in “Brave,” (1992) which whilst being straightforward rock, it incorporated a dark and complex symphonic sound reminiscent of classic prog acts.

The band moved to a softer sound in 1998, incorporating influences from The Beatles, U2 and Radiohead, especially the kraut-rock prog of Radiohead’s “OK Computer.” “Radiation” (1998), “Anoraknophobia” (2001) and “Marbles” (2004) all followed in this same vein, continuing the band’s popularity into the new millennium. Marillion continued to be progressive and ambitious in their sound, culminating in their 2012 record, “Sounds That Can’t Be Made,” a politically motivated album that featured a 17-minute epic titled “Gaza.”

Marillion were one of the first bands to use crowd-funding in order to support their activities, setting up a fund in order to raise money to support them upon a US tour in 1997, following their record label’s refusal to offer adequate money for the tour. They have had a hugely successful career, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.

Friday 26 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019

Marillion

Marillion Weekend UK 2019

De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK

 

Friday 01 November 2019

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK

 

Sunday 03 November 2019

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK

 

Monday 04 November 2019

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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

 

Wednesday 06 November 2019

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

 

Thursday 07 November 2019

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Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK

 

Saturday 09 November 2019

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The Forum, Bath, Bath, UK

 

Sunday 10 November 2019

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New Theatre Oxford, Oxford, UK

 

Tuesday 12 November 2019

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Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK

 

Wednesday 13 November 2019

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Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK

 

Friday 15 November 2019

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Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea, UK

 

Saturday 16 November 2019

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St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK

 

Monday 18 November 2019

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Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

 

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Marillion

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

 

Friday 06 December 2019

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De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands

 

Saturday 07 December 2019

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TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Monday 09 December 2019

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Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

 

Sunday 15 December 2019

Marillion

Colosseum Theater, Essen, Germany

 

Monday 16 December 2019

Marillion

Colosseum Theater, Essen, Germany

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