MARILLION announce “With Friends At St David’s”, a magical live album

MARILLION announce “With Friends At St David’s”, a magical live album
Photocredit: Anne-Marie Forker

On May 28th, Marillion will release their new live album “With Friends At St David’s”, recorded in Cardiff in November 2019. It all began 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.

"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 offers 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 offers the fans a real treat 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.

“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 May 28th, 2021.

Beyond You
Seasons End
The Hollow Man
The New Kings
The Sky Above The Rain
Zeperated Out
Ocean Cloud
Fantastic Place
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 - Live 2021 - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel UK

Sunday 14 November 2021 - Hull City Hall Hull
Monday 15 November 2021 - Usher Hall Edinburgh
Wednesday 17 November 2021 - St David's Hall Cardiff
Thursday 18 November 2021 - Bridgewater Hall Manchester
Saturday 20 November 2021 - Corn Exchange Cambridge
Sunday 21 November 2021 - Symphony Hall Birmingham
Tuesday 23 November 2021 - Philharmonic Liverpool
Wednesday 24 November 2021 - Forum Bath
Friday 26 November 2021 - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London
Saturday 27 November 2021 - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London

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