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Marillion team up with Friends From The Orchestra

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“If Radiohead and Pink Floyd were to have a baby that was in touch with its feminine side, we’d be it”

Rock band Marillion have just announced Friends From The Orchestra, a major tour of the UK to take place in November 2019. They will be playing 13 dates in all with a sextet of classical musicians, which will include two shows at the Royal Albert Hall and one at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend.

I spoke to the band’s lead singer Steve Hogarth about the shows and also chatted about the band’s history, their pioneering use of crowdfunding over 20 years ago and some of the other things that the band have been up to.

The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute.

In December 2017, Marillion played a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall which was the fastest selling concert of the band’s career and featured this same ensemble of musicians who also featured on the UK tour in the spring of 2018.

The concert at the Royal Albert Hall was hailed by fans and critics alike as one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history. The recording of the show, “All One Tonight” has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl and topped the charts in five countries.

Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.

Tickets available from and venue box offices. Marillion’s website can be found at

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