Marillion Announces “Live In The USA” 2018 Dates

The guys in Marillion recently revealed their early 2018 touring plans. I’ve shared the poster, press copy and dates for you below. I’ll close out with some additional editorial thoughts since I’ve been listening to them for a couple of decades now. Take a look.

The Press Release:
Recently crowned Prog Band of the Year by their peers at PROG Magazine, legendary British prog pioneers Marillion, are set to return to the US in the new year announced today. Marillion will headline the next installment of Cruise to the Edge departing the port of Tampa on February 3rd, returning February 8th, immediately followed by nine headlining dates beginning in Orlando at The Plaza Live on Friday, February 9th. Complete routing below. The nine-day run was curated in part by fans as the band will see many cities not visited in more than a decade, if ever. Presale begins today with general onsale on Friday, October 6 (**unless noted below). Fans can visit for more information.

The new single, “Living In F E A R” is available for pre-order now, releasing Friday, October 6. With exclusive packaging, the single will include the newly recorded 4-track version, exclusive live edits of “Living In F E A R” and “The Leavers,” and two songs from the forthcoming limited live issue series. The single will be available in multiple formats including Vinyl and CD on Amazon, digitally on iTunes and in the UK at HMV. The new video for “Living In F E A R” can be viewed here:

Formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1979, Marillion have sold more than 18 million albums and are celebrated across the globe by a devoted following whom they share a most unique and intimate relationship. Hailed as Internet pioneers for their game-changing use of technology to unify and mobilize their global fan community, Marillion have been un-compromising with their music and vision. Their revolutionary presale campaigns, in-house label and their own Racket Records recording studio, Marillion have remained uniquely independent and paved the way for a new modern business. Marillion host a bi-annual “Marillion Weekend,” celebrated as the ‘Best Live Event’ by the Progressive Music Awards, wherein fans have an opportunity to not only see their favorite act perform different sets, multiple nights in a row, but also become immersed in the Marillion culture and history with various activities. Marillion released their critically acclaimed 18th studio album, F E A R (aka Fuck Everyone And Run) in 2016 and continue to tour an annual average of 100 sold-out shows and festival stops globally.

Marillion are Steve ‘h’ Hogarth (vocals), Steven Rothery (guitar), Pete Trewavas (bass), Mark Kelly (keyboard) and Ian Mosley (drums).

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Marillion by the numbers:
Studio Albums: 18
Live Albums: 9
Boxed Sets: 4
Singles: 36
Racket Records limited releases: 56
DVD and Home Video releases: 23
Front Row Club Live Releases: 43
Convention Weekends: 21
Fan Club Xmas CDs: 19
Longest Marillion Song: Ocean Cloud (17:23)

The Tour Dates:
February 3-8: Cruise to the Edge @ Port of Miami
February 9: The Plaza Live @ Orlando FL
February 10: Variety Playhouse @ Atlanta GA
February 12: Carolina Theatre @ Durham NC (**October 13 onsale)
February 13: Palace Theatre @ Greensburg PA
February 15: Town Ballroom @ Buffalo NY
February 16: Royal Oak Music Theatre @ Royal Oak MI
February 18: 20 Monroe Live @ Grand Rapids MI
February 19: The Arcada Theatre @ St. Charles IL
February 21: Granada Theatre @ Dallas TX

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I won’t complain about the lack of any NYC stop from this list since its still pretty early and the band can likely extend their visit and bring a show over here. The last time we saw them was back in 2016 when they closed out an exciting night of music at the Playstation Theater. It was actually out Election Night here in the USA and the band was able to comment in on the events of the night. It’s without question that we have been living in some interesting times since that night but what can you do. What do you readers think about this return to US touring by the legendary Marillion? Let me know down in the comments section below. Oh and before I forget, we spoke about the now available remastered “Misplaced Childhood” release which you can learn about HERE.

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