Scottish singer, songwriter and ex-Marillion frontman FISH is currently on the Farewell To Childhood tour in Europe, playing Marillion’s 1985 chart-topping album Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time.
He started the tour in Liverpool last week and returns to the UK for a string of sold out shows in December, with only a handful of tickets remaining for the opening night at Bristol’s O2 Academy and Sheffield’s City Hall, which has been upgraded from the Ballroom due to overwhelming demand. The eight-date tour of the UK also includes two nights at London’s Islington Assembly Hall and ends with a homecoming show at the O2 ABC Glasgow on December 13th.
Celebrating the breadth of his musical career, FISH has also begun the release of re-mastered albums from his extensive back catalogue of solo full-length releases, with eight planned for release by Spring 2016. Albums to be re-released include; Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990), Internal Exile (1991), Songs from The Mirror (1993), Suits (1994),Sunsets on Empire (1997), Raingods with Zippos (1999), Fellini Days (2001) and Field of Crows (2004), The first two remastered releases, Sunsets on Empire and Raingods With Zippos are available now and include previously unreleased demos and live recordings. They can be purchased exclusively on the merchandise stalls throughout the Farewell To Childhoodtour and also through the Fishheads.club mail-order service. All the releases have been remastered, repackaged and reborn in hardback covered books (140 x 126mm) with three CD wallets inside accompanied with 48 pages of original illustrations, artwork and photos. FISH has also constructed an all-encompassing and highly detailed set of sleeve notes for each release that gives background to the albums, the stories behind the lyrics, the writing and recording sessions, and the subsequent touring and band line-ups that were enlisted with them.
All the releases are priced at £16.99 + VAT. FISH UK LIVE DATES 03/12 – Bristol, O2 Academy 04/12 – London, Islington Assembly Hall SOLD OUT 05/12 – London, Islington Assembly Hall SOLD OUT 07/12 – Cambridge, The Junction SOLD OUT 09/12 – Birmingham, Birmingham Town Hall SOLD OUT 10/12 – Sheffield, Ballroom 11/12 – Manchester, Manchester Academy SOLD OUT 13/12 – Glasgow, O2 ABC SOLD OUT The few remaining tickets are priced £25 advance (subject to booking fees) 24 Hour ticket hotline – 0844 478 0898 / www.thegigcartel.com