Marillion have announced that they’ll release a deluxe edition of their 1995 album Afraid Of Sunlight.
The band’s eighth studio album was the follow-up to 1994’s Brave and featured a number of songs that have gone on to become fan favourites such as Beautiful, Out Of This World, King and the title track.
The band are giving little away about the deluxe edition, only revealing the striking artwork on their social media channels along with news that it’ll be available to pre-order from Monday (September 2).
Marillion are gearing up for their UK tour which will take place in November. They’ll be joined onstage once again by the In Praise Of Folly String Quartet, with the shows organised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of frontman Steve Hogarth joining the band.
The vocalist said: “Has it really been 30 years? Steve Rothery tells me it’s his 40th anniversary, so it’s a double celebration! It’s amazing to be in this position after all this time.
“We’ve added this wonderful six-piece to the band for the entire tour. They’re brilliant players, good friends, and the chemistry we have together has already spoken for itself.”
The band will play a total of 13 dates, kicking off in Liverpool on November 1.
Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra 2019 UK tour dates
Nov 01: Liverpool Philharmonic
Nov 03: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Nov 04: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Nov 06: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Nov 07: Portsmouth Guildhall
Nov 09: Bath The Forum
Nov 10: Oxford New Theatre
Nov 12: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Nov 13: Gateshead The Sage
Nov 15: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Nov 16: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Nov 18: London Royal Albert Hall
Nov 19: London Royal Albert Hall
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- Marillion - Clutching At Straws + Merch Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jul-2021 12:14)on July 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm
MARILLION Clutching At Straws (1987 UK 11-track LP, the fourth studio album by the neo-progressive rock band & last with lead singer Fish who left the band in 1988. Includes the singles Incommunicado & Sugar Mice, embossed picture sleeve complete with lyric inner & merchandise insert. The sleeve shows some minor edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played EMD1002)
- Marillion - Sugar Mice - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 09:44)on July 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm
MARILLION Sugar Mice (1987 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, including the Extended Version and Album Version of the title track plus the previously unreleased Tux On. The glossy picture sleeve has some light storage wear and the vinyl has just theodd light blemish to indicate play 12MARIL7)
- Marillion - Incommunicado - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 09:40)on July 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm
MARILLION Incommunicado (1987 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Alternative Mix and Going Under, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a little light wear whilst the vinyl shows only light evidence of play 12MARIL6)
- Marillion - Market Square Heroes + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2021 13:18)on July 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm
MARILLION Market Square Heroes (1982 UK 7" single with intact four prong centre, also including Three Boats Down From The Candy, paper picture sleeve EMI5351)
- Marillion - Punch And Judy - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jul-2021 11:39)on July 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm
MARILLION Punch And Judy (1984 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Market Square Heroes and Three Boats Down From The Candy, glossy picture sleeve with the dates for the UK Feb/March 1984 tour printed on reverse. The sleeve has just a little wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only light evidence of play 12MARIL1)