___________________' Happiness Is The Road Tour 2009'_____________________
Official Bootleg NEWS: Marillion have recorded the majority of the shows from the HITR tour and made them available as a purchased downloads. Information and downloads for the Happiness On The Road Live Series is available here. These are 2-Track recordings direct from the mixing board.)
___________________' Marillion Weekends 2009'_____________________
For the first time, the Marillion Weekend was two separate events taking place on two continents. The Netherlands Weekend followed a similar format to that of past Weekends. This included full-length Marillion concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The Netherlands Weekend featured a complete performance of the Seasons End album in its entirety on Friday night. The Saturday show, dubbed "Tracks of Our Years" featured tracks from throughout the band's history ranging from "Garden Party" through "This Train is My Life". Sunday's set was called "The Epic Evening", and featured many of the longer songs the band has recorded over the years. The Netherlands Weekend, also featured signing sessions and a variety of other activities. Support acts included The Wishing Tree, Toby Sebastien, The Reasoning, and A Genuine Freakshow. The Marillion sets were recorded and filmed for future release by Tim and the folks at Toward Infinity (who brought you the Marillion Weekend 2007 "This Strange Convention" and 2008 "Somewhere In London" DVDs).
The Montréal Weekend featured the same basic performance schedule (with a few changes on the second night) to the Netherlands. Support acts included The Wishing Tree, Sun Domingo, and the return of old friend, the 'mighty' John Wesley. Further information regarding both events is available at the Marillion Weekend website. Like the Netherlands, all three Marillion sets were recorded and filmed for future release.
photos courtesy of Benoit Mahe - © 2009 Benoit Mahe
___________________' One-Off Festival Shows '_____________________
06/05/09 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
___________________' The Wishing Tree '_____________________
(Steve Rothery's side project, The Wishing Tree, featuring vocalist Hannah Stobart, perform select dates in support of their second album "Ostara". You may preview tracks from the album here. Ostara is available for purchase through Racket Records.)
___________________' Los Trios Marillos '_____________________
(Steve, Pete, and h returned for one show in the acoustic, stripped-down incarnation of Marillion that is known as "Los Trios Marillos".)
___________________' h Natural '09 '_____________________
(h returned for some new "Natural" shows. These shows were, as always, one-man solo performances by Steve Hogarth. It is assumed that these shows were recorded and will possibly be made available on h-Tunes for purchase on an individual basis.)
___________________"...Less Is More" Acoustic Theater Tour_____________________
(A series of shows to promote the acoustic-based "Less Is More" studio album . These shows were full-band performances. Official Bootlegs available here.)