It all started with the release of “With Friends From The Orchestra” in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with “In Praise of Folly”, a string quartet accompanied by Sam Morris (French Horn) and Emma Halnan (Flute), to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures.
That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more highlights like "Gaza" and "Zeperated Out" to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light.
Watch the official teaser trailer here:
"With Friends At St David's" is not only a visually and sonically remarkable live album, but also a dedication to crossing musical boundaries and making "friends" outside of one genre and musical universe. The DVD and Blu-ray of this release offer even more, as they come with the previously unreleased documentary "Making Friends", which shows Marillion in the studio during the making of "With Friends From The Orchestra".
With this release, Marillion offer a special treat to the fans and sweeten the wait for their new studio album currently in the works, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed and chart-topping “F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)”.
Steve Hogarth about the album and tour: "Possibly our favourite ever tour. A chance for us to occasionally pause and lose ourselves in our six “classical" musicians interpreting our Producer Mike’s beautiful arrangements, bringing another emotional dimension, and often a playful joy to our music."
“Seasons End”, originally from 1989’s album of the same name, is the first song to be revealed from this album along with an official video that grants an exclusive peak into a special and emotional evening, recorded on the 16th November 2019 during the Friends From The Orchestra Tour.
The official video can be watched here:
More on the official YouTube channel:
“With Friends From The Orchestra” is going to be released on earMUSIC as CD Digipak, 3LP Gatefold(180g), Ltd. Coloured 3LP (Violet transparent), DVD and Blu-ray on July 23rd, 2021.
Pre-order “With Friends At St David’s” here: https://Marillion.lnk.to/StDavids
The Hollow Man
The New Kings
The Sky Above The Rain
This Strange Engine
Man Of 1000 Faces (Live In Paris)
Estonia (Promo Film)
You're Gone (Live In Kensington) – only on Blu-ray
Power (Live In Kensington) – only on Blu-ray
A Collection (Live In Kensington) – only on Blu-ray
Making Friends (Documentary) – only on Blu-ray
MARILLION – THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL – LIVE 2021
Marillion - Live 2021 - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel France
Sunday 10 October 2021 - Zenith Nantes, France
Monday 11 October 2021 - Rocher De Palmer Bordeaux, France
Thursday 14 October 2021 - Summum Grenoble, France
Friday 15 October 2021 - Zenith Dijon, France
Sunday 17 October 2021 - Zenith Paris, France
Monday 18 October 2021 - Aeronef Lille, France
Marillion - Live 2021 - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Netherlands
Wednesday 20 October 2021 - Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Netherlands
Thursday 21 October 2021 - TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday 23 October 2021 - Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
Sunday 24 October 2021 - TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday 26 October 2021 - Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marillion - Live 2021 - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Germany
Wednesday 27 October 2021 - Musical Dome Koln, Germany
Friday 29 October 2021 - Jahrhundert Halle Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 30 October 2021 - Pier 2 Bremen, Germany
Marillion - Live 2021 - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel UK
Sunday 14 November 2021 - Hull City Hall Hull, United Kingdom
Monday 15 November 2021 - Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wednesday 17 November 2021 - St David's Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom
Thursday 18 November 2021 - Bridgewater Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
Saturday 20 November 2021 - Corn Exchange Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sunday 21 November 2021 - Symphony Hall Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tuesday 23 November 2021 - Philharmonic Liverpool, United Kingdom
Wednesday 24 November 2021 - Forum Bath, United Kingdom
Friday 26 November 2021 - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London, United Kingdom
Saturday 27 November 2021 - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London, United Kingdom