Rock legend FISH announces final ‘Road To The Isles’ Tour and retirement plans

"I'm calling a halt to 'big band' road work and traversing the globe in the back of a bus and I'm going to be concentrating on growing vegetables and looking after sheep"
27 February 2024

Progressive rock icon FISH announces his final Road To The Isles European tour, ending his music career. With initial shows sold out, nine more have been added, including UK dates for 2025. The tour, marking over four decades in music, will start in Haddington and end in Glasgow. Inspired by his retirement to the Outer Hebrides with his wife Simone, FISH will also leave his Haddington home, closing a significant chapter in his life and career.

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. 

FISH explains: “We have been working on our move for the last year, renovating the croft house and literally preparing the ground for our new home. I’ll still be creating and writing on the island and there’s that elusive autobiography to be written as well as other projects involving music in some shape or another. With the ‘Farewell Tour’ I’m calling a halt to ‘big band’ road work and traversing the globe in the back of a bus and I’m going to be concentrating on growing vegetables and looking after sheep. There’s a great sense of circles being closed with all aspects of the tour and the album releases this year and I’m enjoying the sense of completion that it brings to this current stage in my life as I literally move on to new pastures. It’s a wonderful feeling.”

I’ve been amazed at the response to the tour”, reveals FISH, “and the sales in the first week in Europe were phenomenal, so much so that dates had to be added to deal with the unprecedented demand. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to take a bow on such a high and with the UK dates going on sale this week and finally closing the circle I’m sure it’s going to be an emotional finale.”

He adds: “Nominating a tour as a ‘farewell tour’ has a certain amount of gravitas, and I’m so glad that I have managed to bring together a ‘best of’ line up of musicians from across my live career to come out on the bus with me on my final sortie out on the road. They’re not just highly talented musicians but old friends and co-writers of some of the finest songs I’ve released in the 35 years as a solo artist.
 
FISH concludes saying: “I don’t want to be sticking to the same setlist every night and there are so many potential songs for the set we all felt that having a moveable feast was the way forward. The setlist will be covering 12 solo albums and of course there will be material from my time with Marillion. There’s a few epics from that time that I’d be remiss if I ignored and to be honest, I’m actually looking forward to revisiting a couple of those tracks. The band members have all played them at one time or another and are all more than capable of delivering fantastic renditions across the board. It’s going to be actually quite exciting revisiting a lot of the material with this historical line-up.”

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UK DATES 2025

Wed Feb 19th 2025     Corn Exchange, HADDINGTON, SCO
Fri Feb 21st 2025         Albert Hall, MANCHESTER, ENG
Sat Feb 22nd 2025       The Halls, WOLVERHAMPTON, ENG
Sun Feb 23rd 2025       Guildhall, PORTSMOUTH, ENG
Tues Feb 25th 2025     The Palladium, LONDON, ENG
Wed Feb 26th 2025     Beacon, BRISTOL, ENG
Fri Feb 28th 2025         Waterside, AYLESBURY, ENG
Sat Mar 1st 2025         Corn Exchange, CAMBRIDGE, ENG
Sun Mar 2nd 2025        Rock City, NOTTINGHAM, ENG
Wed Mar 5th 2025      Philharmonic, LIVERPOOL, ENG
Thurs Mar 6th 2025     O2 City Hall, NEWCASTLE, ENG
Fri Mar 7th  2025         Music Hall, ABERDEEN, SCO
Sun Mar 9th 2025        O2 Academy, GLASGOW, SCO

PRE-SALE                    O2 Priority Pre-sale Wednesday February 28th
                                    Planet Rock & Aloud Pre-sale Thursday February 29th

PUBLIC ON SALE         Friday March 1st        
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‘ROAD TO THE ISLES’ EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
 
Wed Oct 2nd 2024       Centre Culturel Opderschmelz, DUDELANGE, LUX (SOLD OUT)
Fri  Oct 4th 2024          Muziekgieterij, MAASTRICHT, NL (SOLD OUT)
Sat Oct 5th 2024          Muziekcentrum, ENSCHEDE, NL (SOLD OUT)
Sun Oct 6th 2024         Oosterpoort, GRONINGEN, NL (SOLD OUT)
Tues Oct 8th 2024        Tivoli Vrendenburg, UTRECHT, NL (SOLD OUT)
Wed Oct 9th 2024       Tivoli Vrendenburg, UTRECHT, NL (SOLD OUT)
Thurs Oct 10th 2024    Grosse Freiheit 36, HAMBURG, DE
Fri Oct 11th 2024         Carlswerk Viktoria, COLOGNE, DE
Sun Oct 13th 2024       Im Wisemaan, STUTTGART, DE
Tues Oct 15th 2024      Volkhaus, ZURICH, CH
Wed Oct 16th 2024     Muffathalle, MUNICH, DE
Thurs Oct 17th 2024    Arena, WIEN, AU
Sat Oct 19th 2024        A2, WROCLAW, PL
Sun Oct 20th 2024       Progeresjam, WARSAW, PL
Mon Oct 21st 2024      Studio, KRAKOW, PL
Tues Oct 22nd 2024     Srtary Manez, GDANSK, PL
Thurs Oct 24th 2024    Rockefeller, OSLO, NOR
Sat Oct 26th 2024        Byscenen, TRONDHEIM, NOR
Mon Oct 28th 2024     Pustervik, GOTHENBURG, SW
Tues Oct 29th 2024      Berns, STOCKHOLM, SW
Wed Oct 30th 2024     Amager Bio, COPENHAGEN, DK
Fri Nov 1st 2024           Alter Schlachtof, DRESDEN, DE
Sat Nov 2nd 2024         Tollhaus, KARLSRUHE, DE
Sun Nov 3rd 2024        Metropol, BERLIN, DE
 
9 NEW EUROPEAN SHOWS ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND
Tues Nov 5th 2024       La Madeleine, BRUSSELS, BL
Wed Nov 6th 2024       Trix, ANTWERP, BL
Thurs Nov 7th 2024     Philharmonie, HAARLEM, NL
Sat Nov 9th 2024         Muziekgebouw, EINDHOVEN, NL
Sun Nov 10th 2024      Muziekgieterij, MAASTRICHT, NL
Tues Nov 12th 2024     Capital, HANNOVER, DE
Wed Nov 13th 2024     Batschkapp, FRANKFURT, DE
Fri Nov 15th 2024        FZW, DORTMUND, DE
Sat Nov 16th  2024      Centre Culturel Opderschmelz, DUDELANGE, LUX
 
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