Marillion will undertake a nine date UK tour in September 2022. The tour will go on sale at 10am on Friday 11 March and tickets are available from www.myticket.co.uk and local venue box offices.
The band said, “We are once again looking forward to our shows in September in conjunction with Kilimanjaro and we can’t wait to get out there and play the new album to the fans”.
The tour follows the release of the brand new Marillion album, ‘An Hour Before It’s Dark’, on Friday [March 4th, 2022] through earMUSIC. The album has received rave reviews and is available in the following formats: CD+DVD Digipak / CD Digipak / Jewelbox CD / Blu-ray Softbox / 2LP Gatefold / Ltd. Coloured 2LP (Orange) plus exclusives from the band’s webstore.
‘An Hour Before It’s Dark’ – Whether it’s the last hour you were allowed to play outside as a child before you had to go home, a reference to the fight against time in relation to the climate crisis or the last minutes in a person’s life, Marillion once again put their finger on the pulse of time. Be it social, political, or personal issues, Marillion have never minced words and have always found a way to combine them with their own unique sound. The band are known for incredible songwriting, melodies and top-notch musicianship, while swimming against the tide, not bending to norms and limitations. The first single ‘Be Hard On Yourself’ couldn’t be a better example.
“Despite the seemingly bleak contemplations across this album – the virus, our mortality, medical science, care, AND Leonard Cohen (ha ha) – the overall feeling of the music is surprisingly upbeat. I think the band are as on form as they ever were really, and the addition of Choir Noir has added another new soul and colour to things” – h
Like its predecessor, 2016’s critically acclaimed and chart-topping album ‘F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)’, ‘An Hour Before It’s Dark’ was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, which also provided the perfect backdrop for the carefully chosen selection of behind-the-scenes footage in form of a documentary on the making of the album and a performance of ‘Murder Machines’ from Real World that has been released together with the album.
Founded in 1979, Marillion have, over the course of 20 studio albums, become one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands. Marillion embraced the internet for both their commercial approach and to interact with their audience, long before most of their peers.
Sun 18 – Blackburn King George’s Hall
Mon 19 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Weds 21 – York Barbican
Thurs 22 – Southampton O2 Guildhall
Sat 24 – Aylesbury Friars Waterside
Sun 25 – Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue 27 – Sheffield City Hall
Wed 28 – Brighton Dome
Fri 30 – London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
on sale at 10am on Friday 11 March and tickets available from www.myticket.co.uk and local venue box offices