Greetings from h, (feeling a little weary but with a certain sense of achievement after our recent “tricky" but ultimately successful European tour).
Christmas is almost upon us!
Not alotta shopping days left and fewer still for us touring musicians who usually never get it together to send out the cards or have the stocking-fillers bought before the last desperate bloke-y dash round the shops on Christmas eve!
Soon we’ll be opening the plonk and the aromas of festive food in the oven will be drifting through our houses as, if we’re lucky, we’ll be catching up with family and our dearest friends.
I love Christmas.
If you’re anything like us though, you won’t be able to help but spare a quiet thought for those in the world having a thoroughly rotten Christmas and you’ll probably wish you could perhaps do some little thing to make the world a better place - especially at a time of year that should be happy.
We can’t make the world a fair and happy place for everyone - much as we all feel it should be.
That’s just the way it is.
But there’s always SOMETHING we can help with if we choose.
So please forgive us pointing you at this, but it’s beautiful.
There is a crowdfunding campaign beginning on Sunday Dec 9 and running though Christmas to January 9.
Perhaps the best fans in the world can help us by sending a few quid to this best of causes.
The kids are the world’s future. Ours are probably going to grow up happy and loved, but unfortunately the victims of war and conflict are often children.
And they’re often scarred for life. They’re broken. And we must mend them so that they grow up knowing love peace and understanding ...if we possibly can.
Sounds of Change is the name of the Foundation Lucas Dols started in 2016.
The Sounds of Change Foundation trains aid-workers and teachers to integrate music as an empowering tool in their work with children in conflict areas and post conflict areas.
“Music can change the World, because it can change people.“
We believe that children have the right to be empowered and develop their full potential.
Music is a proven springboard and a very powerful tool to heal the emotional wounds of war.
We know you’ll help. That’s the kind of people you are.
Assuming that The people around you don't have a clue who the f*^# you are !!!
Enjoy your day trip in budapest. I'm so happy I've just
purchased my ticket for the next paris show in 2019. With an orchestra I can't wait for it
Hi, I'm a deaf man, I'm going to your concert in Budapest tonight. I'm afraid I will not see much of you if I'm behind the crowd. Can I meet you personally for a joint photo?
Missed you on the train see you later at the concert. Hope you wrapped up warm cold out today 😁
This train is my life
I've been to your concert in Budapest.Now I came back home in Cluj, Romania.I hope that one day I can see your concert in Cluj. You have a lot of fans here.
Bloke on the right knows. Taking a sneaky one! :)
Should they really be allowed out unsupervised?😜
... did some one give their seats up for you?
Le rêve ... être un des meilleurs groupes au monde et pouvoir prendre le métro en toute tranquillité 👍😎
Hope to talk to you guys one day because you gaved so much in my Life !
See you many time in show and have all your blu-ray and listning it alwas.
Never talked to you but it’s style your in my heart and my inspiration and... probably my best friends!
Love how probably most of the people around them are totally oblivious to who they are or maybe they’re just being polite 😆 I wouldn’t be -in typical Glaswegian style I’d be in their faces -hi Steve ,hi Ian 😆
Funny to see this unusaully transport of famous people. But it makes me jealous, wish i was that man with the glasses, near Ian.
Enjoy your life guys, you are something bigger what you do🤗
Bloke on the right just spotted the midi port on the back of El Presidente's head and is googling what it is.....
Hope you had a fantastic day and a wonderful time out and about!! 😊☮️💖🎼🎶🎨🌹☀️🦋
Love it guys.
We moved to Budapest in August and cannot believe my fave band came to visit us!
Amazing shows guys as always.
But I know you won’t reply 😊
Brilliant city. Have fun!
The looks on everyone’s faces tell quite a story - what that story is, I haven’t a clue!
Only old in years, but young at heart I'm sure 😀
Hey guys, good trip? Could be so cool to meet you in a bus 👍🏼👍🏼
sokan nem is gondolják kik is utaznak ott a metrón velük egy kocsiban, nos én tudom: Marillion egy része. Dob és ének. 😃
Holy shit! I should have been there but I travel by car. See you tonight!
Not sure who is looking after who with that pair 👍🏻😂😂
As we approach the final few shows of our touring schedule of 2018, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support and love that you have, once again, shown us this year.
We have the best fans in the world and maybe we don’t tell you often enough.
It’s been a terrific 12 months. We seem to be gathering new fans all the time so if you’re a newbie (or a returbie) welcome to a better way of life :o]
You’ve certainly made ours better and together we’ve made some great memories. Thanks to you, we’re free-er than ever to make the music we choose, say what we want to say, and to plan bigger and better shows.
Next year we have our FIVE Marillion Weekends (3 which have sold out already - thank you)
At the end of the year we will be touring the UK and Europe with our 'Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra' shows. If you were at the RAH, or Paris Le Zenith, or Utrecht Vredenburg last Autumn, you’ll be aware of the chemistry of this fusion. We’re going to take it further.
The UK dates are already on sale and the Europe dates are being announced this week so keep an eye on
Pleyel - Paris .... probablement le plus beau son dans une salle à Paris..... Merci ! Merci ! Merci !
Please come to Luxemburg at Rockhal! It will be great! 😍
Happy Xmas to you all. It’s a privilege for us to be able to play the songs from the best band in the world. Bring on 2019!
Pour les fans à PARIS. Le site de la salle Pleyel est saturé et on ne peux pas valider le panier. Il faut les appeler. ils sont super réactifs et la prise de commande se fait en 2 minutes
For PARIS fans. The Salle Pleyel website is going through tech issues. You can't validate the payment. Call them. They are very responsive and it takes 2 minutes to order.
I'm a newbie who discovered your music this year, I wish it hadn't taken me so long, although I feel that it may have found me just at the right time. Without going into too much detail, your music is deeply special to me on a personal level, thanks to you I really did find a "better way of life". See you in Cardiff for my first Marillion show next year, can't wait! xx
Lovely words and, thanks to hubby, I'm a newbie and proud of it. What the hell have I been doing all these years - I can't believe that amongst so much music in my life there was no Marillion. Saw you guys for the first time this year and have been smitten ever since. You deliver the most emotive music I've ever heard and I'm now on a daily trawl through everything you've done and lovin' it. Thanks guys for the brilliant music and wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Can't wait to see you at the weekend event and November concerts next year. Soooo excited 😀😀😀😀
Lovely to hear such sentiment and appreciation from you guys. It just shows how much your music and fans mean to you. I am an age old Marillion fan who lost touch with you after BRAVE, I don't really know why! But rediscovered you last December whilst enduring alot of stress, I couldn't believe how good FEAR was so started to listen to all your albums from AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT onwards. I live in awe of your talent and am now booked to come and see you at the Albert Hall next November, can't wait. Happy Christmas to you all and the wonderful families that support you! 💕😁
Thank you and Merry Christmas to Marillion and to all my fellow fans. The past 11 months have been a whirlwind of Amazing music and camaraderie as I became part of the Marillion family. Thank you all for being so welcoming! ❤️❤️❤️ See you in Montreal! 🎵🎶
Auparavant, maintenant, après, encore et toujours du bonheur pour oublier la réalité, le temps d'un espace intemporel. Merci et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année. À la prochaine, avec ou sans Brexit...
Allez c est parti pour le 9..promis je vendrais pas mon billet😂
Happy Christmas to you all . Thanks for being the best band in the world . So proud to be a fan . See you next year .😍
And a very Merry Christmas to you all too, not forgetting the racket elves, everyone else that contributes to the whirlwind of sound and vision that is #marillion and of course the inimitable Lucy 💓. It's been a rollercoaster of a year but your music, the friendships on here and the journeys I've undertaken because of this band have kept me sane, made me laugh (sometimes cry) and given me something to look forward to when life seemed dull. I truly cannot imagine a life less Marillion 😘.
Booked for Paris ! See you there.
Peace and love to Marillion this Christmas.
Thanks for Marillion. I am a returbie! Was there from the summer of 83 but lost track a little around 2010, where i visited the dark side😮😀. Don't worry tho, i am back, along with my wife this time! 😀😀😀
All the best Marillion. Have a great fesvitive break and good luck with preparing for a new album. Thank you for making 2018 special... First gig at the Sage for me. Superb. Love to the whole team. Xx
Wonderful you came next year in paris and not to thé zénith .I See you the Last time AT l élysée montmartre and it was so magic wonderful for me you are the Best
So much Marillion joy to look forward to! H in Oxford, Clutching At Straws for Christmas from my wife then two shows in 2019 in Oxford and at the RAH. Bring it on! Merry Christmas Marillion!
Thank you! Marillion!! Looking forward to The Weekends next year.😊
Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas!! Good luck for a fantastic New Year!! ☮️❤️🎼🎶🎨🍀☀️
Thank you marillion for a tour by France 🇫🇷 in 2019. Happy to be able to slip in my ears the 🎶 magic music. 😍
Paris zénith was my first concert. I'll come to the next at Pleyel 💕
I hope to see Marillion in 2019 Again. Happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year !