Wednesday,

October 02, 2024

Rock

FISH

at Opderschmelz Doors: 7:00 pm

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

FISH, the icon of progressive rock and much acclaimed artist, singer, musician, front man and lyricist extraordinaire is announcing his farewell ‘Road To The Isles’ tour, bidding a final goodbye to the music industry after four decades of hits, memories and touring. The 25 European dates kick off in Dudelange, Luxembourg on October 2nd 2024, finishing in Berlin Germany on November 3rd 2024. Tickets for these shows will be on-sale to the general public on Feb 2nd 2024 The ‘Road to the Isles’ tour is inspired by the fact that Fish and his wife Simone are retiring to a croft they have taken over on an island in the Outer Hebrides. They are permanently moving to the Western Isles at the end of this year and Fish is selling the former recording studio and house in Haddington, East Lothian in May after living there since he left Marillion in 1988. Keyboard player Mickey Simmonds was the principal co-writer on Fish's first solo albums 'Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors' and ‘Internal Exile', both of which are being remixed by Calum Malcolm for a major re-release in 2024, while guitarist Robin Boult was in the touring band from that period and a regular across many live line ups. Robin has been a regular co-writer and studio session musician with Fish since 1991 and was involved on the last three albums ‘13th Star', ‘Feast of Consequences' and the globally-praised final album 'Weltschmerz' which Fish co-wrote with Steve Vantsis. Steve has been Fish's main music collaborator for a number of years and will be playing bass on the tour, with long term drummer Gavin Griffiths returning to the circus to create a renowned and formidable rhythm section. The band will be augmented with acclaimed backing vocalist Elisabeth Troy Antwi who has sung on a number of Fish's albums and with whom he duetted on 'Incomplete' the song they wrote and performed together on the 'Raingods With Zippos' album and tour. Although the members of the 2024/2025 touring band have never all performed together on stage before, Mickey, Robin and Steve were part of one of the most dynamic and powerful outfits Fish has ever taken out on the road on the 'Sunsets on Empire' tour in 1997. The 2024/2025 line up promises this and much more with a wealth of material to choose from across Fish's expansive and diverse catalogue of 11 solo albums and four with his previous band Marillion.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Venue: Opderschmelz
  • Where: 1a Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange
  • Doors: 7:00 pm
  • Promoter: Opderschmelz
  • Schedule: 19:00 doors // 20:00 FISH

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