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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.
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!
2019′s Giants Of Rock takes place at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, 25-28 January.
Amongst the bands appearing at the event, in its fifth consecutive year, Skid Row, Roger Chapman’s Family & Friends (pictured), and Sweet.
As usual there is an excellent variety of bands covering various genres. From hard rock/metal (Skid Row, U.D.O. Oliver Dawson Saxon), blues rock (Martin Barre, Eric Bell, Rob Tognoni), melodic rock (FM, H.E.A.T., Dare, Vega) to prog (Focus, Atomic Rooster).
An “introducing” stage features new and upcoming bands who fight for a chance to appear on the main stage the following year. This year’s winners included Departed and Black Whiskey.
Prices start at £125 per person, based on four people sharing Silver Self-Catering accommodation.
Gig review (Giants Of Rock, 2018)
MARTIN TURNER ex-Wishbone Ash, 13 September-27 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
BIRDSONG AT MORNING Waterfall
‘Signs And Wonders’ is the latest album from the Massachusetts-based band. The album comes with a bonus blu-ray disc (including 5.1 mixes) and was recorded with a 20-piece orchestra.
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.
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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