Bowery Boston presents
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
This event is 18 and over.
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Triumphant cries, collective sighs and sounds that can’t be made fill the air as legandary English quintet, Marillion announce their long awaited return to North America in 2016. The thirteen date trek, beginning on Friday, October 21 in San Francisco – full routing below – marks the band’s first North American dates since 2012. Special Guest, John Wesley (of Porcupine Tree), a frequent particpant in Marillion’s bi-annual conventions, will support for the run of dates. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, December 11 – for details on each date, visit www.marillion.com
Marillion will embark on a massive world tour in 2016 in support of their forthcoming 18th studio album. The as-yet-untitled release is scheduled for spring 2016 via partnership with PledgeMusic announced earlier this year. Pioneers of a game-changing business model, Marillion have cultivated a unique direct relationship with their devoted following, with crowdfunding efforts and global mobilization. Since 1997, long before Kickstarter or GoFundMe, Marillion began a cooperative arrangement with fans, to pre-order releases and pre-fund tours and conventions, making them true pioneers of modern music. For more information on the forthcoming album please visit https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/marillion
Formed in Aylesbury, UK, in 1979, Marillion have sold more than 16 million albums and are celebrated across the globe for their dramatic style and uniquely powerful sound. The band’s ever-growing following have funded the last five releases with highly successful pre-sale campaigns through their in-house label and Racket Records recording studio. Marillion host a bi-annual “Marillion Weekend,” recently awarded ‘Best Live Event’ by the Progressive Music Awards, wherein the global fan community gather with the band for multiple nights of historic performances, unique events and total immersion in the Marillion culture and community. Marillion continue to perform an average of 100 sold out shows and festival stops globally each year and continue to welcome new members to their uniquely devoted family. It’s time you found out why… Join us 2016.
Marillion are Steve ‘h’ Hogarth (vocals), Steven Rothery (guitar), Pete Trewavas (bass), Mark Kelly (keyboard) and Ian Mosley (drums)
John Wesley has built a long and varied career as a songwriter, “sideman” guitarist, and recording artist.
His music has been called lyrically sensitive and musically dynamic. His songwriting style incorporates emotionally-charged vocals that evoke the honesty and intimacy of Roger Waters and Patty Griffin coupled with a melodic yet intricate guitar style reminiscent of David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, Jeff Beck, and Warren Haynes.
Wesley’s guitar-driven acoustic and electric songs represent the cultivation of many inspirations — alternative, progressive, art, and classic rock genres intertwined with poignant lyrics drawn from the poetry of the common man. What really appeals to Wesley’s fans worldwide is a spark of sincerity and sensitivity so oft absent in today’s mainstream music.
Most recently, John Wesley has performed as sideman, guitarist/vocalist for critically acclaimed UK based recording act Porcupine Tree, during the In Absentia, Deadwing, Fear of a Blank Planet, and The Incident world tours. He has performed in the band for nine years, culminating in 2010 with sold out performances at Radio City Music Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
John Wesley’s professional music career began in the early 1980’s in the Tampa, Florida area where he founded 1991 Southwestern Music Conference’s showcase act Autodrive. The following year Wesley embarked on a solo career and became the premier opening act for British progressive rockers Marillion on seven consecutive tour legs around the world — especially North and South America, the UK and Europe — where he played for hundreds of thousands of fans. In 1998, Wesley embarked with White Lion frontman Mike Tramp on an extensive tour as premier opening act for the prestigious Peter Frampton/Lynryd Skynyrd tour. Following this was several world tours as lead guitarist for Scottish neo-prog legend Fish. In 2001, John Wesley was the primary co-writer of Fish’s Fellini Days album. He began touring as guitarist and backing vocalist for Porcupine tree in 2002, and has continued his role with the band through four album cycles and over 450 shows. In 2011 he performed guitar during Steven Wilson’s North American Grace for Drowning tour. In 2013, Wesley toured as lead guitarist with Simon Collin’s Sound of Contact to support the Dimensionaut album. In 2014, Wesley toured as guest lead guitarist with Big Elf. Wesley has also toured the U.S. and Europe extensively to support his independent releases – performing as opening act for Marillion, Fish, Porcupine Tree, Sister Hazel, Steven Wilson, Flying Colors, The Winery Dogs, and Blackfield.
In 2005, Wes produced and recorded his fifth studio release, Shiver, co-produced by Mark Prator, and mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine tree. In 2011, Wesley partnered with UK native Dean Tidey (Feeder, Muddy Apes), to produce his EP, the lilypad suite. Wesley’s long awaited sixth full-length studio album, Disconnect, was released by Inside Out Music on April 1, 2014 and the follow-up album is scheduled for release in late 2016.