Fish set to return to play Roadmender on final album tour

Fish returns to the Roadmender this month ahead of the release of his final album

Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 3:52 pm
Fish will be playing songs from his new album including Man with a Stick, which was voted best single of 2018 on Planet Rock Radio

The former Marillion man is due to release the LP Weltschmerz in June with this run of dates his only this year – before a final ‘farewell’ tour next year.

Weltschmerz comes three decades after his first solo album, Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors, which was released in January 1990.

Fish will be playing songs from his new album including Man with a Stick, which was voted best single of 2018 on Planet Rock Radio, as well as other tracks from the Weltschmerz project which has been more than two years in the making.

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As well as the new material, all the shows on this tour will feature a full performance of the Vigil in what has been described as the start of the closing of the circle on Fish’s long solo career.

In 2018, Fish released the EP A Parley with Angels. Three tracks on the EP will feature on Weltschmerz but with different mixes.

He revealed in 2018 his plans to retire. In an interview with Planet Rock, he said “there comes a point when physically it gets too much”.

Before becoming an established solo performer, Fish fronted the prog band Marillion from 1981 until 1988, releasing 11 top 40 singles and five top 10 albums.

Fish headlines the Northampton venue on Saturday, March 21.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £32 in advance before fees.

On March 23, Stiff Little Fingers return to headline the venue with support by The Professionals and TV Smith. Tickets cost £22.50 in advance before fees.

Tickets are also on sale for Leee John of Imagination who headlines on March 27.

With a career spanning more than three decades. John has sold more than 30 million records. Tickets are available from £12 before fees.

For details of all forthcoming gigs at the venue, visit:

www.theroadmender.com