Marillion live review - The Tramshed, Cardiff
Venue: The Tramshed, Cardiff
Marillion take their FEARsome live show to Wales
Baby, it’s cold outside, but this 1,000-capacity venue is hot and heaving, and the turnout’s no real surprise. Marillion are renowned for their extraordinary grass-roots fan base; FEAR has just scored them their highest UK album chart placing since ’87’s Clutching At Straws; and two days after this show, tickets for their first Royal Albert Hall date sold out in about an hour. In their own sub-radar way, they’re a big deal. This is the fifth night on the UK leg of their 2016 World Tour, and the preceding shows in North and South America and Europe have sharpened their chops, leaving them lean and honed.