Marillion bringing Happiness to JB's

One of Britain’s best-loved bands, Marillion, celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert at JB’s in Dudley next week.

Marillion

One of Britain’s best-loved bands, Marillion, celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert at JB’s in Dudley next week.

Marillion are in the middle of a tour to promote their 15th album, Happiness Is The Road, a 110-minute 2CD epic which continues the band’s tradition of producing emotional, deeply moving, modern rock music.

The tour arrives at JB’s on Monday, November 17, with tickets priced £20.

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See the Happiness Is The Road video interview below

Incredibly this is Marillion’s eleventh album with singer Steve Hogarth, who replaced the band’s original singer, Fish, after four albums way back in 1988.

The rest of the line-up remains the same, with founder members Steve Rothery on guitar, bassist Pete Trewavas and Mark Kelly on keyboards, plus drummer Ian Mosley.

Marillion are widely acknowledged as the first band to truly embrace the internet and tap into its potential to interact directly with their fans and have sold more than 15 million albums world-wide to date.

The new album was released exclusively on www.marillion.com last month, and like its predecessor was largely funded by fans who paid donations to the recording via the website.

With the release of the first single from the album, Whatever is Wrong with You, Marillion are giving fans the chance to win £5,000 by making their own video and uploading it to YouTube.

The winning video will be determined on December 1 by the video most viewed on YouTube.

For a listen to the single and more information on the contest visit www.whateveriswrongwithyou.com

The inspiration for the new album came when singer Steve Hogarth was suffering from exhaustion during a tour. The Dutch doctor prescribed not drugs, but a book called The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

The book expounds on man’s addictive tendency to obsess over the past and future while denying the present moment – the only real thing in life – and the only path to happiness.

This proved to be the creative "essence" for the lyrics of the new album.

The official Happiness Is The Road EPK

Comments for: "Marillion bringing Happiness to JB's"

jeff

go see them if you can they're fantastic seen them the last four years at wolves civic very good