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Old 08-12-2006, 21:31   #1
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Marillion- Somewhere Else.

New album out April 16th and a UK tour to support it! Heres the dates so far but bear in mind theres 1 more to be added...

3rd June 2007- Leeds LMUSU
4th June 2007- Newcastle Uni
5th June 2007- Glasgow ABC
7th June 2007- Liverpool University Guild
8th June 2007- Bristol Colston Hall
11th June 2007- Wolverhampton Civic Centre
12th June 2007- Nottingham Rock City
13th June 2007- Cambridge Junction
15th/16th June 2007- London Forum

Tickets avaliable at www.marillion.com I just booked mine for Cambridge

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Old 08-12-2006, 22:48   #2
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Listened to the podcast by the band (well Mosely and Kelly mostly) talking a bit about the album. I have to admit that they didn't sell it too hard and I am feeling at bit 'meh' about the album.

Hope to be totally wrong though and as ever the faithful fan will fork out for the album prerelease to fund it should they require as per the last two.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:35   #3
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3rd June 2007- Leeds LMUSU
4th June 2007- Newcastle Uni
5th June 2007- Glasgow ABC
11th June 2007- Wolverhampton Civic Centre
12th June 2007- Nottingham Rock City
13th June 2007- Cambridge Junction
15th/16th June 2007- London Forum
You missed out 7 June in Liverpool. The first time they have played there in donkeys, which is odd really because they routinely brought the house down at the Royal Court back in the day.
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Old 11-12-2006, 13:09   #4
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I'm feeling kind of non-plussed about it right now too. Not sure why. The way the band have been talking about it, Somewhere Else doesn't seem to be as epic as Marbles.
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You missed out 7 June in Liverpool. The first time they have played there in donkeys, which is odd really because they routinely brought the house down at the Royal Court back in the day.
The Royal Court gigs back in the 80's were always superb, I saw them at various other venues back then but they were never quite as good. Don't know why


Fingers crossed Somewhere Else is on a par with Marbles.
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Old 11-12-2006, 13:41   #6
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As much as I'm looking forward to it I xcan't see it being as good as Marbles.
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Anyone else going to the convention in Feb or the warm-up gig at Koko?

Curiously I'm having a hard time working up much enthusiasm for the new album although I'm sure that'll change once I've got a few gigs under my belt and I'm back in he swing of all things Marillion
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PS. You have me to thank for the Cambridge gig being at the Junction and not the acoustic hell that is the Corn Exchange
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Also looks like they are playing Bristol on 8th June, which isn't in the original post.

Looking forward to this as much as ever! Don't think they are doing the pre-order thing this time around, which I guess means that Marbles was pretty successful financially for them. Going to see them at London Forum on 16 June for the first time in about 14 years, so hope they're touring with another good one.

From what I hear from the latest Web magazine, they've already got enough strong material left over from Somewhere Else to go back to the studio after the tour and record another album very quickly. Apparently it should only be about another year down the line.
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Thanks OP I've never seen them before-can't wait!
Great (much under-rated) band, even the recent stuff IMO
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Anyone else going to the convention in Feb or the warm-up gig at Koko?
I'll be at Koko. I hope they debut some new material.
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You missed out 7 June in Liverpool. The first time they have played there in donkeys, which is odd really because they routinely brought the house down at the Royal Court back in the day.
I was there Dec 28th (?) 1986 - they did two nights as an end of year 'thank-you to the fans'. They played a 20 minute piece that they eventually junked as they thought it sounded like 'Misplaced Childhood' pt 2. Listening back to the bootleg it was interesting to see what bits they kept for 'The Final Straw'.

As you say, it was rammed and mental.
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I was there Dec 28th (?) 1986 - they did two nights as an end of year 'thank-you to the fans'. They played a 20 minute piece that they eventually junked as they thought it sounded like 'Misplaced Childhood' pt 2. Listening back to the bootleg it was interesting to see what bits they kept for 'The Final Straw'.

As you say, it was rammed and mental.
I was there as well

All the Christmas dates that they played around those last few years were amazing.
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http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/swe.htm

First single 'See It Like A Baby' out March 26th
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All the Christmas dates that they played around those last few years were amazing.
Except when your seats were located at the back of the NEC, I used to hate that venue
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Except when your seats were located at the back of the NEC, I used to hate that venue
Sorry I managed to get to the front row for xmas shows at the NEC in '87.

I I remember rightly in the words of Fish, "But tonights it's Xmas so let it snow!"
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Sorry I managed to get to the front row for xmas shows at the NEC in '87.

I I remember rightly in the words of Fish, "But tonights it's Xmas so let it snow!"
That whole gig was a nightmare, the coach arrived late giving us hardly any time to find our seats which as I said were at the very back. We tried to move around a bit and in the end ended up half way down on the right side. That was my first visit to the NEC and prior to that I had been used to great venues like the Royal Court and the Victoria Hall (Hanley). One good memory from that gig was the rather nice black and white sweatshirt I bought.

The NEC gig was my second worst Marillion gig after the Garden Party at the MK bowl but that was my own fault and a different story
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I nearly got arrested for sleeping on a train station when I missed the last train home to the Midlands after the Hooks in You video shoot!
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The album is available for preorder now:

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As most of you probably know, our new (and 14th!) album "Somewhere Else" is now finished, set to be released on 9th April 2007, and is one hell of an album. Unlike previous years where we've had extensive pre-order campaigns, this album is taking more of a "normal" course into the shops - but of course we've found a way to put a twist on it.

We will not be selling the album on our website until it's released, but our friends at Townsend Records will be putting our album on sale NOW for advance order... and not only that, if you pre-order from them you'll get Something Else: an exclusive DVD of 3 new tracks from "Somewhere Else"
recorded live at the Marillion Weekend 2007 as part of your order.

This DVD won't be for sale - it's ONLY available if you pre-order "Somewhere Else" from www.townsend-records.co.uk/marillion - not too bad, eh? What lovely chaps they are.
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So did anyone else make the trip to Centerparcs last weekend?

What an incredible few days - three stunning gigs played on the biggest stage I've seen them play on for years complete with video screens (in a VERY expensive acoustically tuned marquee no less). Haven't had so much fun in a long long time. Was really good just to wander round the site and know that everyone you walked past was there for the same reason (dissolves into a big puddle of love...)

Five new tracks played (two of them twice): The Other Half is classic Marillion, Last Century For Man a slow burner, The Wound is a bit of an epic that I need to hear a few more times to get my head round, Most Toys - short, snappy rocker and Thank You Whoever You Are is another solid catchy anthem. Bodes well for the new album

Other highlights:

Their best lightshow for years

Truly breathtaking version of This Strange Engine

Some excellent cover versions on the 2nd night - cracking renditions especially of Keane's Bedshaped, REM's Everybody Hurts, The Move's Blackberry Way and erm.... Britney Spears - Toxic, Abba - Money Money Money (with h in full drag) and Hocus Pocus by Focus

Hotel Hobbies/Warm Wet Circles/That Time Of The Night

Blind Curve played for the first time since 1991!

Amazing weekend

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