Legendary Marillion guitarist and founding member Steve Rothery has revealed that, in advance of his much anticipated new solo album The Ghosts of Pripyat, he will release a brand new CD/DVD set titled Live in Rome. Released through InsideOutMusic on the 25th August 2014, this stunning show sees Rothery & band premiering some of the material from his forthcoming solo album.
Steve had this to say about the set:
The Rome concert was only the second time my band had performed together but they are some of the finest musicians I’ve ever worked with and the concert was an unforgettable experience. The incredible interest I’m getting for the studio album from all round the world makes this an important record of the progression of the project.
The Steve Rothery band Live in Rome CD/DVD captures a great evening of live music as Marillion guitarist and founder member Steve Rothery and his superb band premiers some of the tracks from Steve’s forthcoming solo album The Ghosts of Pripyat (released on September 22nd) and also play various classic Marillion songs with inspired performances from several guest vocalists.
The Ghosts of Pripyat album was financed by an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign which reached its fifteen thousand pound target in the first 24 hours and went on to raise nearly sixty thousand pounds. At one time it was the second most popular music project on Kickstarter in the world!
The studio album will feature guest appearances by Steve Hackett, Don Airey and other name musicians and Steve will be touring around the world in support of it from October 2014. To get an idea of what the new songs will sound like, visit www.steverothery.com to listen to new track White Pass performed live in Plovdiv.