I missed the name of the support in York....can anyone please help? TIA
Lovin’ Fiona’s new nick~name for you ( see sign above your head!) 🤪
“Amazing bass, how sweet thy sound...” 😀 fantastic show last night in York!
Thank you Marillion fantastic gig in Bristol been waiting so long to see you live and you did not disappoint think you all need a well deserved rest xx
WOW! What a fantastic gig in York thanks guys totally amazing from start to finish! Xx
Absolutely outstanding tonight in York. I was at Gateshead which was brilliant but what a crowd reaction tonight. Love the slight changes in your set each night. Thanx for another memorable gig!
What a fantastic night in York loved every minute but nothing from Marbles was a bit disappointing but you can't have everything with such a vast catalogue. Way to finish with Garden Party bloody magnificent 😁😁
The set lists are fabulous-Great Escape. Afraid of Sunlight, Power, Sounds that Can’t Be Made, Living in Fear, Leavers.
Only song missing for me is Fantastic Place.
The rest is gravy.
What a great night and what an atmosphere! Nice request before the gig for mobile phone restraint too. Made the gig much more enjoyable.
You played a blinder at Reading t’other night, Pete. You know, the home of all those table tennis fans who can only just stand up! Lol!
H - "Did I mention that this was our last night?"... Yeah Yeah 😂
Thanks for all the music. Have a brilliant time tonight. Can't be there, so see you next in Holland.
Amazing gig last night, great venue too. Fab choice aswell for your support act, loved her, and you too 😉
Just like Birmingham (& all the others, no doubt!), I’m sure it will be awesome. Wish I was there, love York, love Marillion!
Thanks for playing reading I never would of got to see you otherwise you didn't disappoint
Have a gr8 final gig Bristol n Reading were excellent, wish I could be there in York. 😎 Have you met the Grand Old Duke yet lol?
Amazing performance tonight chaps, truly amazing.
Hope the final gig goes as well as all the other shows.
Fantastic gig in York tonight, thanks very much!!
Have a brilliant gig, great gig in Birmingham xx
House of trembling madness , top bar if you are in the mood for something different and quirky
If it's as good as Symphony Hall it will be brilliant!!!
Have a great gig tonight, Pete! Enjoy the sunny day! :)
Just when I am not in York anymore, oh well. Prog & Roll
Beautiful place. Come and play Nottingham again sometime.
As we are just over half way through our UK tour, we just wanted to say a few words to thank you for your support. It’s been a great tour. Selling out these theatres and sharing our music with fans and family old, new and recurring has been a blast with lots of moments to remember and keep us smiling.
We love reading your feedback, good and bad so please tell us what you think about the choice of venues, songs, and anything else you would like us to know. After the tour ends we are planning to go back into the studio to get working on album No. 19. We’ll see you later in the year if you are coming to any of our remaining shows. We must do it again sometime. See you soon. Pete, H, Mark, Steve and Ian. ... See moreSee less
Looking forward to seeing you in York and hoping the crowd are more animated than in Gateshead.
I think the way forward, venue wise, is with combination standing and sitting venues, such as St George's Hall in Bradford. Those sitting feed off the energy of those standing, and this makes for a better audience atmosphere
I love standing if i can get to the front, but being 5ft nothing it's a bit of a nightmare otherwise, so was nice to actually be able to see (apart from the couple in front that made out all the way through!!!!) Perfect senario would be standing organised on a height system. Or a short person standing area, with perhaps some boxes.
Bristol on Tuesday was brilliant, one of my favourite Marillion gigs for a number of years. Great balanced set with outstanding performances from you all. Loved sitting down with an uninterrupted view of the stage allowing me to get lost in the music without the talking and wandering heads that interrupt most standing gigs. Crowd respectful then very appreciative between songs. See you again soon!
Thanks for coming back to Ireland for two wonderful and contrasting shows. Was almost like a mini Marillion weekend for us fans that went to both.
Have to say in general the whole M gig experience has moved up to a whole other level since FEAR and the RAH show. The venues, light show, projections, sound, performance. It's great to see the band having the success they deserve and being able to put on a production that truly does justice to the grand scope of their artistic vision.
As for the two shows I attended. Both superb in different ways. Belfast Ulster Hall is a beautiful venue and really allowed the spectacular visuals to shine, with a respectful and appreciative audience. Dublin was more a darkened speakeasy kinda venue. So the show was appropriately more lighthearted between tracks and the band really responded. Also, it was Dublin, so I believe both band and audience had partaken in perhaps a wee bit too much of the black stuff! 😂
In conclusion, you're at a real peak on this tour and in your career right now. Long may it last and long may you run... 👏
Absolutely Loved the Symphony Hall Birmingham (Even though i'm nowhere near local) . Best sound i've heard in a very long time. Also adored Brighton Dome. (But that is just me being selfish because its the closest 😉) Thank you for continuing to astonish and move me with your live performances , even after 35 years
This is a really interesting feed because I know the band have to play venues of a certain size and it got me thinking about how flexible venues are to have a mix of standing and sitting. Saw Elbow last year at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh - the seats were removed from the traditional stalls area to give a standing area - atmosphere was amazing. Not sure if venues charge more to provide this choice? One thing about starting the show with El Dorado - it worked brilliantly at the RAH so maybe the band were trying to replicate that vibe. Mind you being the contrary old tart that I am, I'll always say it should be mandatory that they start with Splintering Heart...
Seating venues have been a conversation point. There are pros and cons. I enjoyed sitting for once and really concentrating on the music instead of all the people standing around me. The result is a somewhat more restrained audience. I'm interested what the band thinks and the differences they see from their perspective.
Echoing what others have said regarding sitting versus standing, would have liked a combo of the two so that you could choose to stand (have to be honest, I hated sitting and felt restrained and not able to sing along so much) Set list was awesome but I wanted to sing and dance! Thanks Marillion for bringing light to the darkness. X
Loved both gigs I’ve seen so far (Gateshead & Birmingham). The band looked a little confused at the beginning of the Gateshead gig by the crowd reaction ( pin drop quiet during the songs and loud after each song finished). Starting the set with El Dorado doesn’t help change this reaction. That said the setlist is a refreshing change after recent years - especially the encores. Thanks for Swapping the setlist around so far. It’s much appreciated by those of us doing multiple shows. The venues on this tour are stunning- especially Birmingham symphony hall. See you in York on Sunday - let’s end the tour on a high ! 🙂
Totally agree with Tony - all seated makes for a slightly subdued audience. It works okay for the beautiful FEAR, which is more for listening, but as the evening wears on it would be so much better to be on our feet. A combination of the two things at venues would be ideal, then most people would be happy. Having said that - I've had a ball both evenings, and I'm sure it'll be the same in Reading tonight and Liverpool on Saturday. Thanks as always for a great series of gigs x
Thanks so much for having Riccardo Romano and Jennifer Rothery doing the Support! 😍 That makes me visiting your Gig in Brighton, flying over from Germany! 🤗 Well done, Steven Rothery, to introduce them! Really nice! 🤗😍
Thanks to Jennifer Bradley, for showing up at the Pre-Gig-Meeting! Suddenly she was at the table and said hello! 🤗😘
Loved Brighton Dome as Venue! Great history, great building, great acoustic in such a nice City! 😃 And a Band enjoying to play there... 😍🤗😊
Travelled 200 miles round trip from home in Waterford to see the band in Dublin on Monday 9th and then made the same trip plus a flight to Birmingham the following Saturday for the gig at The Symphony Hall. Dublin felt like a private gig in a way but I think the band would have to be impressed by the crowd reaction to an amazing gig! Birmingham gig was even better - amazing venue, great seats, superb sound and another top class performance by the band. Please don't hesitate to return to Ireland on the next tour and maybe even to a bigger venue!
My only gripe... Tiny, tiny, gripe, is that just when my wife and daughter start coming to the gigs, you drop Neverland from the set list. I have suffered because of this.
Otherwise, brilliant, moving, heartfelt and fun. Wonderful.
Brighton venue was lovely and I enjoyed the mix of songs. I just feel a combined seated/standing venue (where seats can be reserved) is a better option. We ended up standing at the back for the end at Brighton as songs are too good to sit still to. But, for a lot of people, they prefer or need to sit. But great show, as always.
The Dublin show was fantastic. Loved every minute of it. Hope we don't have too long to wait for you to return. :)
Not seem them since leamington 2016 with simon having cancer its been a bit hit and miss if he feels well enough.we went to Birmingham and it was amazing brilliant venue i know there’s a debate sit or stand for simon sitting was ideal 3 rows from the front he was well into it clapping and smiling we are going to liverpool so hoping for more of the same .personally and simon thinks the same mixing the venues up is a good idea yes i know its not for everyone we all cant like the same venues setlist etc just think your only on this planet the once so sit back enjoy the moment take those memories away with you .huge thanks to Lucy Jordache Marillion the band all those people behind the scenes
Birmingham Symphony Hall was my first time seeing the band since I saw the Season's End tour at Aston Villa Leisure Centre back wheneveritwas. Greatly enjoyed the show and the venue. The sound was as good as I've ever heard at a concert. That said, I do prefer the greater energy you get from a standing crowd and it was great to have everyone up on their feet for the closing songs.
See you tonight for my 5th gig on this tour, and in my hometown too. I'm glad the sun is shining so brightly here in Reading for you. It's been wonderful to share so many moments with you all. I know I'll be a weeping wreck tonight - so many memories will be brought back of the first time I ever saw the band in the good old Target pub (now no longer there unfortunately) back in the 80's. Thank you for everything - been the best run-up to my Birthday in a couple of weeks. Only criticism - I don't think El Dorado works as an opener. After all the excitement and anticipation waiting for the band to get on stage, I think most people would prefer a more lively opener, especially more casual, less "hardcore" fans. Oh but I love seated gigs, especially those where you can actually sit close enough to the stage to feel part of it instead of being relegated to far back and upstairs! See you later xx
I just bloody loved the Birmingham show. I’m not a fish Marillion fan although I can appreciate the songs when I hear them and H sang them fantastically. I didn’t mind sitting and we were up in the gods. It was a marvellous gig and I just want to thank you for a wonderful night. 💜
An aural and visual triumph! The Birmingham Symphony Hall was the perfect venue for the band; perfect sound and an incredible atmosphere. I can’t thank everyone who has been involved in the production of this tour enough. I may be late to the Marillion live experience, but I’m sure going to make up for lost time. Thank you! On my way now to Reading for your show at the Hexagon this evening.
Cambridge rocked and the setlist was perfect even if we didn’t get Out Of This World, you guys are the best live band around no question and can’t wait for the next album so the story continues ❤️😎👍
Coming to see you tomorrow in Liverpool first time for many a year I'm sorry to say 2006 I think it was but family, work commitments stopped me from coming to concerts but still got the albums and to say I can't wait is a massive understatement 😊
I like Vicar Street. Apart from two pepole talking through the first couple of songs I had a great experience. Don't forget your Irish fans and come back soon :)
It was Birmingham for us not necessarily by choice more down to day of the week and ticket sales.The symphony hall is a brilliant venue although we were in the grand tier and as I am petrified of heights its was most certainly a challenge , but anything for you. The sound and set list was fantastically apt I was there with my husband and our dear friend Steve TallynTallyn, were gave it all we had singing and waving throughout the performance. Love hearing you are starting to work another album can I pay now xxxccc
I’ve been to lots of gigs at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge both seated and standing. I think they should have configured it for standing for Marillion.
The atmosphere (and the performance obviously) were great, but we were stuck next to two folk who were the worse the wear for drink who clearly wanted to bop and also socialise. That would have been fine standing - they could have done whatever they wanted to do and those of us who were disturbed by them could have moved out of the way.
Marillion your music runs through my veins...it is pure life itself. Both my daughters were born to Easter...on repeat...prolonger..or proglonged so many other tracks slipping to my head whilst i was pushing. That was 27 years back and 24. You are the sound track to my life and. I never tire of your beautiful voice Steve.. pashion , anger, calming. Now the sad bit..i do have a slow growing brain tumor and i may have decade left to be blissed out of my body a few more times. I met my husband 8 years ago...and why ..because he and i love Marillion. He is plays guitar and i piano and if often singing around the house those lyrics of a lifetime. I was completely washed over a balm of only the best highs a band can do. Out of body experience. You will be with me through my life whatever until my seasons have ended. Much love to all the band and thank you for being the best band ever in my eyes 🍁🍃🌻
Bristol tonight...... been waiting 7 years too see the best band in the world................
A massive "thank you" to Marillion and all involved in the show in Brighton. It began for me the previous night when I innocently asked on Twitter who the support acts were. I quickly received a reply and was then chatting with Jennifer Rothery and Riccardo Romano on Twitter. The next day, I drove from Princetown on Dartmoor up to the the fantasy city of Brighton (must spend more time there). I shivered with excitement when I passed the Brighton Dome. The hostel was lovely, the concert was my best ever, the Dome staff were charming, the weather was great and the roads were quiet. My Marillion night has turned into my Marillion week as I have introduced my beautiful partner, Teresa Halton, to the music that has shaped my life. A huge thank you to Marillion for all the music and your wonderful website and to your whole approach to music and success. I promise I shall not wait over 30 years until I see you again. Now, I am of out on my bike with the dog so F#ck Everyone And Run.
Great gig tonight thanks Mr H and the boys for many goosebump moments especially THAT solo Mr Rothery on Sugar Mice just fucking awesome..
Guys, you were awesome last night... Great set. Hearing The Party took me back nearly 30 years to the Aston Villa leisure centre for The Holidays in Eden tour. I won tickets to see you and have been hooked ever since. Thanks for the journey!
Have a nice evening fellas, as long as you save the very best for York ;)
We did and we were blown away! What a wonderful experience the gig was. Can't speak highly enough of you. Have waited a very very long time to see you and will certainly try to get to your next one in Brighton. Please come back.
Me & my wife Debs were at Cambridge what a fantastic show wish we were there at Brighton tonight as well have a great evening 😊
Oh, and PS. "Support" band (Watercolours?) weren't too shabby either! Definite (but not derivative) flavours of Marillion there. "Uncle Mark" must have been so proud.
If you're lucky the cleaners might stay behind a bit. x
Great gig last night special night for me as well first gig my brother tool me to was Marillion at Hammersmith odean in the early 80s 35 years later he took his little brother again to marillion and they just got better
My wife is breaking her Marillion duck tonight. Finally after 8 yrs managed to get her along. Its going to be a great evening
Agree with all comments. It was just a fantastic experience to see the band i adore! Ur the best Mr h. Really hope to see you soon again. Today flight back to Sweden and yes it was worth every single penny. Have a nice one at Bristol!
Would love to be there tonight, but busy seeing patients. Enjoy the spectacular that is Marillon, what strengths I gain from their lyrics
Ha ha! Looking forward to Friday at the Phil!
What a mighty fine show the Brighton gig was. Loved every single second of it. Thank you.
25 years on it was an amazing show great sound well done guys EE you next time.
What a great night, loved every minute. Thanks guys and come back to Brighton soon.
They let us in. great night . The leavers is something special live
Don't worry Steve🤔
it just will be okay😆I know😊👍
We came from Cologne....thanks for a great evening 😘👍😎🤘
Too many seats, but looking forward to it!
Thank you Marillion :) ......Was amazing today !!!!!!!!
What a great review, if a bit harsh on Fish. Marillion are the soundtrack of my adult life, capable of making me laugh, cry and escape all in the same majestic song. I am going on Sunday, and I can't wait
I wouldn't say Fish floundered, rather his releases have been inconsistent in frequency and quality.
“But when they hit their mark, as they do many times tonight, their music is capable of reaching out and squeezing your heart like no other band on the planet. Marillion fans have always known this - it’s just taken the rest of world 30 years to catch up.”
Great article. "The lot of the Marillion fan can be a frustrating one" and I agree with that. I love you guys in a totally non sexual way... but I also agree that some of your work needs more velocity. You have been the biggest part of the soundtrack of my life. As I have said before about bands, they are like a group of chefs and each album is a new menu. You may like and love it all or take and leave some. Menus are hard, so is making music.
Great show, as always, delivered with passion, emotion and brilliance...🤗
Yesterday I received the latest Marillion BR "All One Tonight" and I strill can't believe how awesome it is !!!
Perfect sound, music, light show and effects, an amazing crowd, a lot of humour and complicity between the members...definitely the best musical show ever seen and heard in my life 😍
I LOVE YOU ALL AND GO ON PLEASE !!!
Brilliant concert, fantastic set list. Just surprised people couldn't sit and enjoy (in the balcony) continual people movement became a pain.
I was there at Cambridge, it was indeed an excellent night. New (ish) songs and classics of old. All performed with Marillion's usual anthemic brilliance. Thanks guys.
George Mian, these guys are in Brighton tonight! Go and see them, you'll love it. Seriously. This is a dad order!
I'm getting slightly worried that Marillion are going to be seen as a 'cool' band. I'm 47-I don't do cool!!!
Excellent review. I’m certainly one of the two who would prefer a Hogarth to a Dick. 😁
Seriously, I very much love and appreciate Fish’s work with Marillion, but Steve is just... well, better.
Birmingham’s gig was great. Loved watching H rip the monitors together to make a stand.
A nimble fellow for his age 😊👍🏼
That's a great review, obviously written by a fan but unbiased enough to appeal to all music fans. Birmingham was even better though!!
This article is justice for a bunch of years of writing, composing, recording and concerting all around the World ! Keep it up guys, and see you on the 4th of August, yeah !!
Can't wait for tonight's gig! It's been a long time since I first saw the band on the 'Farewell to '83' Christmas Tour! :D
Just a recap for anyone that hasn't asked me yet, "no they didn't play Kayleigh"
One of my favorite all time bands. Thanks fellas for the great music.
Birmingham show....stunning! Fabulous songs and lyrics that really reach the heart and mind....and the magical Easter’ was a genuine and truly moving moment! Nailed it yet again guys. Thanks for everything you do.
Looking forward to seeing you in York this coming Sunday. I’ve never seen Marillion live but have been a fan since the early eighties. Rather excited!
We all knew, we didn’t need dithering critics to catch us up 30 years later !
I'm glad you are finally recognized and acclaimed for what you are rather than for what you were 30 years ago. It's been long overdue.
Can't wait to see you in Liverpool on Friday 😍
Saw them at the Sage Newcastle brilliant.
Jan Stowe Liverpool show sold out. Going to be boss 😎
Hi, I was very disappointed to hear so little of the pre 88 (Fish era) songs at Fridays concert at Cambridge. I realise that after 18 albums selecting for the playlist is not easy but the early songs were the ones that made Marillion famous.
I've seen Marillion play Easter several times. Last night at Cambridge was Steve Rothery's best ever Easter guitar solo 😳😳👍
What a fantastic evening not seen the guy's for 8 years we were just a few rows from the front the sound was brilliant and loved the set list can't wait to see you again soon 😀
Superb performance thank you Marillion❤
Loved it!! Lucky to be near the front. Can't wait to see you again Marillion. Atmosphere was amazing!! Lucky enough to have been at RAH too!!
I think that’s me with my hands I the air 🙂
Marillion should play in Glasgow again sometime, they haven't played in Scotland for years.
Amazing night, perfect in every way and great to hear songs from the first EP to the latest LP. Even being stranded in Brum after my train was cancelled couldn’t spoil a fantastic night. Thank you Marillion 😎😎
I have just read all the comments moaning about the lack of fish content when you have nearly thirty of material you can't please everyone in a two hour slot. I thought it was a good balance great gig 😎
Great show at Cambridge. First time at the venue. Impressed.
Brilliant gig, odd choice of songs but I guess you can’t please everyone all the time. As usual the band delivered 👍
Just a great gig :) Come back soon Richard Tofts
Off into Birmingham for a night out but sadly no ticket!! Hope you all have a fab time!! Symphony Hall is just awesome!!
Cambridge was a brilliant evening. Great atmosphere, anthemic songs, hugely entertaining 😊. Thank you
Thank you for a fantastic evening in Cambridge :)
was at the sage gateshead on wed,superb show,anyone going this tour are in for a treat,garden party encore was class.
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I have No ticket , dear Marillion ,Help me Please !!!