Marillion Add New Dates In Ireland and York To Sell-Out UK Tour

Marillion Add New Dates In Ireland and York To Sell-Out UK Tour

MARILLION have added 3 NEW DATES to their almost sold-out tour in April 2018.
Tickets for the shows in Belfast, Dublin and York go on sale on Friday, 26th January and fans of the prog giants should grab these tickets fast, as Marillion's recent show at The Royal Albert Hall, sold out in just four minutes.

After nearly 40 years, Marillion have evolved into a vibrant and international musical force, flourishing seemingly outside of fashion and mainstream media exposure. And they are still as popular as ever - 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 and was given a 5-star review by The Guardian. Steve Hogarth says: "I have been part of this band now for 27 years yet we're as inspired as we ever were and 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". He continues, "We're really looking forward to this little outing, especially as we're playing a few places we haven't visited for a while. It's long overdue!"

FULL 2018 Tour Dates as follows:
Sun 8th April Belfast Ulster Hall - NEW DATE
Mon 9th April Dublin Vicar Street - NEW DATE
Wed 11th April Gateshead The Sage - last few tickets available
Fri 13th April Cambridge Corn Exchange - SOLD-OUT
Sat 14th April Birmingham Symphony Hall - SOLD-OUT
Mon 16th April Brighton Dome - last few tickets available
Tue 17th April Bristol Colston Hall - SOLD-OUT
Thu 19th April Reading Hexagon - SOLD-OUT
Fri 20th April Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - SOLD-OUT
Sun 22nd April York Barbican - NEW DATE

Tickets available from myticket.co.uk, seetickets.com & 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, Piano. Mark Kelly - keyboards, samples and effects, backing vocals, programming Ian Mosley - drums, percussion

Winners of a staggering EIGHT Categories at the 2016 Prog Mag Awards (see Notes to Editors), MARILLION elicit remarkable devotion from their international fan base. To those who already love MARILLION, the band is something special. To the uninitiated, it's a love affair waiting to happen.
www.marillion.com

MARILLION'S music is more than prog, it's 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. Since their formation, they have had 19 Top 30 singles, four of which made the Top 10.

In the 2016 Prog Mag Readers' Poll MARILLION won the following categories: -
Band of the year Album of the year Best Male Vocalist Best Bassist Best Keyboardist Best Guitarist Best Drummer Best Event

Not everyone has heard of MARILLION, but everyone has felt their influence - the band are widely acknowledged to have been the first to use crowdfunding.

As far back as the late 1990s, Marillion's fans sponsored an entire US tour responding to an appeal posted on the fledgling Internet, donating $60,000. In 1997 the band responded creating its own website (the first rock 'n' roll website in the UK) and began what was to change the landscape of music. With the support of its passionate fans, Marillion bypassed the conventional music industry, took control of its future, and forged its own path, naming their album marillion.com, banishing the spectre of record company pressure and influence once and for all. Marillion launched its own record label, the aptly named Intact imprint. In so doing, the band freed itself up to produce some of the finest music of its career.

In 2001, Anoraknophobia saw Marillion take the groundbreaking step of asking fans to pre-order an album a full 12 months before release. Anyone doing so would receive a specially packaged CD, which would include their name in the "Thanks" list. An amazing 12,000 people signed up, helping not only to finance the recording, but also to create a budget to launch the album. In doing so, the band invented "Crowdfunding". This was anything but a one-time event and the band has since funded a number of albums this way. The crowd-funded business model has since been embraced globally to finance music, film and art which otherwise might never have existed. After over thirty years, the band shows no signs of slowing down and new generations of young fans are discovering the music for themselves. And there's plenty of it. With a catalogue of 18 albums behind them, having written music that draws on every genre Marillion can be considered Progressive not just musically, but in just about every sense.

MARILLION'S live EP of their epic "Living In F E A R" hit the no. 1 spot on the physical singles chart for 2 weeks in October 2017 and is still in the Top 40 sixteen weeks later. Warner Music will be releasing BRAVE - Deluxe Edition - 4 CD/Blu-ray set and five-LP Version on 9th March.



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