Fish hopes for July release for new album Weltschmerz

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Fish is now hoping to release his long-awaited final studio album Weltschmerz this July. Talking ahead of his March tour, the singer discussed both the proposed album, which was first talked of in 2016 with a proposed 2017 release.

“There's a powerful alignment of the planets around this tour as I'm releasing my final studio album Weltschmerz in July, which is 30 years on from my first solo album, Vigil In A Wilderness of Mirrors," he tells Prog. "Vigil is scheduled to be released as a remastered project together with Internal Exile, my second solo album, in October this year."

Having already announced he will perform the whole of Vigil and preview tracks from Weltschmerz on the March tour, Fish has now added early Marillion material given the release of the deluxe edition of Script For A Jester's Tear in April.
“As well as those auspicious releases there is a new remaster of Script For A Jester's Tear, which was my first ever album with Marillion, due out in April. Taking all of the above into consideration, the set list for the UK tour contains a full performance of the Vigil album, five tracks from the new Weltschmerz album including the epic Rose Of Damascus which clocks in at 16 minutes, and a couple of tracks from Script as a nod back to my formative past.”

Fish 2020 UK tour dates
Mar 13: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Mar 15: Holmfirth Picturedrome
Mar 16: London Islington Assembly Hall
Mar 17: London Islington Assembly Hall
Mar 19: Cardiff Y Plas
Mar 20: Frome Cheese And Grain
Mar 21: Northampton Roadmender
Mar 23: Brighton Concorde
Mar 24: Bury St Edmunds Apex
Mar 25: Wolverhampton KK’s Steelmill
Mar 27: Manchester O2 Academy
Mar 28: Edinburgh Queen’s Hall


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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.