Marillion to release new album “FEAR” (“Fuck Everyone And Run”) on September 23rd 2016

Marillion FEAR cover
earMusic is delighted to announce the release of the brand new Marillion album “FEAR” (“Fuck Everyone And Run”) on September 23rd 2016.

The album will be available on SuperAudio-CD DigiPak [strictly limited to the first run], CD JewelCase, LP and Digital formats. This, the band’s eighteenth studio album, features 5 brand new tracks and the feeling within the band themselves is that they may well have produced their best ever work. Marillion has certainly not mellowed with age; the album artwork shows the acronym “FEAR” embossed on a gold ingot, and the songs themselves bear the hallmark of true quality.

Whilst the album title itself is certainly provocative, it’s not meant to be offensive. The title itself features as a line in the track “New Kings” and is delivered as a plaintive falsetto. Steve Hogarth said: “We’ve used "FEAR" as a title with some relish, but only as it shows that we haven’t shied away, but it’s said with sadness. There are two basic impulses behind human behaviour: Love and Fear, and all the good stuff comes from love”.

“FEAR” sees the band taking on the big themes but they do not see it as their place to preach to people. “New Kings” looks at the ravening beast that modern capitalism seems to have evolved into, “El Dorado” examines the notions of political entitlement and the modern challenges for the UK, “The Leavers” examines the impact of a transient life on the road for those constantly waving goodbye.

The job is simple says Hogarth: “We use the amazing privilege of having both a platform and an audience to encourage people to look in the mirror and ask themselves the big questions – by doing just that ourselves”.

Buoyed by the feeling that on “FEAR” they have very much nailed both the music and the lyrics, Marillion are looking forward to touring the new material. The focus has been on bottling that lightning that typifies the creative process, staying away from the safety zone and getting it right.

As Steve Hogarth says: “We don’t know how many more albums we’ll make, or how long we’ll live. Everything has to be the best it can be”.  

With the final tinkering and finessing done, with “FEAR”. Marillion show that they are as vital and potent as ever. Peerless and, yes, fearless…

1. The Leavers (14:26)
2. El Dorado (12:18)
3. Class (4:58)
4. Things Buried (3:53)
5. New Kings (16:30)
6. Melt Our Guns (5:20)

Pre-order the album here.

European Live Dates 2016:
17.06.2016 Zürich – Rock The Ring – Supporting Queen (CHE)
19.06.2016 London – Stone Free Festival, The O2 Arena (UK)
11.07.2016 Barcelona – Sala Barts (ESP)
12.07.2016 Madrid- Noches del Botanico (ESP)
14.07.2016 München – Muffathalle (GER)
15.07.2016 Erfurt – Gewerkschaftshaus (GER)
16.07.2016 Wertheim – Burg Wertheim (GER)
18.07.2016 Stuttgart – LKA-Longhorn (GER)
19.07.2016 Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt (GER)
20.07.2016 Fulda – Universitätsplatz – Supporting Deep Purple (GER)
25.07.2016 Slupsk – Dolina Charlotty X Festival (POL
05.08.2016 Schwetzingen– Open Air im Park - Supporting Foreigner (GER)
06.08.2016 Nürnberg – Lieder am See – supporting Manfred Mann + Foreigner (GER)
08.08.2016 Cologne – Theater am Tanzbrunnen - Supporting Foreigner (GER)
09.08.2016 Pilsen – Depo (CZE)
11.08.2016 Schaffhausen – Stars in Town Festival – supporting Status Quo (CHE)
10.09.2016 Verona – Teatro Romano di Verona (ITA)
21.10.2016 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (USA)
22.10.2016 Beverly Hills, CA – Paramount Theatre (USA)
25.10.2016 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre (USA)
27. & 28.10.2016 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre (USA)
29.10.2016 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock live (USA)
31.10.2016 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (USA)
01.11.2016 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (USA)
02.11.2016 Quebec, QC – L’Imperial Bell (USA)
04.11.2016 Boston, MA – Royale Boston (USA)
05.11.2016 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (USA)
06.11.2016 Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre (USA)
08.11.2016 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater (USA)
27.11.2016 Aylesbury – Friars Waterside (UK)
28.11.2016 Manchester – Manchester Academy (UK)
30.11.2016 Glasgow – O2 ABC Glasgow (UK)
01.12.2016 Leeds – Becket Student Union Leeds (UK)
03.12.2016 Cardiff – The Tramshead (UK)
04.12.2016 London – O2 Forum (UK)
06.& 07.12.2016 Utrecht – MusicCentrum (NL)
09.12.2016 Lille – L’Aeronef (FRA)
10.12.2016 Paris – Elysee Montmartre (FRA)
11.12.2016 Lyon – Radiant-Bellevue (FRA)