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MARILLION - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 20 April 2018

Marillion with strings attached in 2019

Marillion return to the road in the UK and Europe in November 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band.

The new shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on flute, featured on select songs throughout the show as on previous occasions including the sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in December 2017.

2019 will be the 30th anniversary of Steve Hogarth joining the band as well as Steve Rothery’s 40th.  The tour dates include two shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

November 2019
Fri 01  – Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 03 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 04 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 06  – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thur 07 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Sat 09 – Bath The Forum
Sun 10 – Oxford New Theatre
Tue 12 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed 13 – Gateshead The Sage
Fri 15 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 16 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mon 18 – London Royal Albert Hall
Tue 19 -London Royal Albert Hall
Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th October at 10am
Photo: David Randall/GRTR!

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2018

THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, Lincs 19-22 January
Roger Chapman/Family, Lucky Petersen, Nazareth and more.  >> Review
GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset 26-29 January
HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, MAGNUM and more. >> Review
HRH AOR, Pwllheli, Wales 8-11 March
Joe Lynn Turner, Skid Row and more >> Review
BEARDED THEORY, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 24-27 May
>> Review
Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more.
DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire 8-10 June
>> Review
Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and more.
STONE FREE, O2 Arena, London 16-17 June
>> Review
Scorpions, Yes (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman), Megadeth and more.
RAMBLIN MAN FAIR, Maidstone, Kent 30 June-1 July
>> Review
Halestorm, Sons Of Apollo, Blackberry Smoke, Fish, Mostly Autumn, Von Hertzen Brothers and more.
CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, Oxfordshire 13-15 July >> Review
Alanis Morissette, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott and more.
STEELHOUSE, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 27 -29 July >> Review
Black Star Riders, Stone Broken, King King, Dan Reed Network, Glenn Hughes and more
>> News item (Glenn Hughes)
CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, 2-5 August >> Review
First Aid Kit, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, Janis Ian and more.
CROPREDY, Oxfordshire 9-11 August >> Review
Brian Wilson, Levellers, Fairport Convention, Al Stewart and more.
STONEDEAF FESTIVAL, Newark Racecourse, 25 August >> Review
Skid Row, The Quireboys, Wolfsbane, Anvil, Graham Bonnet Band and more.


Gigs to go to

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2018

MARTIN TURNER ex-Wishbone Ash, 13 September-27 October
GLENN HUGHES 2-15 October
THE KEE MARCELLO BAND 11-18 October
10cc 18 October-17 November
SAXON 18-21 October (with FM), 8-11 November (with Doro)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE
2-17 November
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
(pictured)/Eden’s Curse 5-11 November
DAN REED NETWORK 7-25 November
THE DEAD DAISIES 10 November-2 December
MAGNUM 22-28 November

Check out our full listings!

More gig reviews


Feature video

THE BREW Gin Soaked Loving Queen

Taken from the album ‘Art Of Persuasion’, released via Napalm Records on 5 October.  The band play German dates from 19 October.


SAXON Predator

The Special Tour Edition of ‘Thunderbolt’ features live recordings of the title track and “Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)” recorded in Frankfurt and Los Angeles on the 2018 Thunderbolt World Tour.  The CD format also contains a 10” x 10” poster with photos of the band while on Tour.

Album review

UK tour dates

Thur 18th Oct – UK, Glasgow – Barrowlands
Fri 19th Oct – UK, London – Roundhouse
Sat 20th Oct – UK, Portsmouth – Guildhall
Sun 21st Oct – UK, Manchester – Academy
Thur 8th Nov – UK, Bath – Forum
Fri 9th Nov – UK, North Wales – Hafan y Môr Holiday Park – Hard Rock Hell
Sat 10th Nov – UK, Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
Sun 11th Nov – UK, Newcastle – City Hall


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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