Well, that was a great little tour, eh? It made a nice change for the 5 of us to come out on the road with a different format and play some different instruments together.
Playing "Estonia" for the first time in Tallinn (and the respectful response from the audience who rose to their feet as one - almost like standing for the national anthem) was an unforgettable memory for us all, as was playing for the first time in Lithuania and (nice surprise of the tour), Burnley!
Thanks to all who came out to share the experiment with us in England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Norway, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, and Estonia, and special thanks to those who took trains, planes, and cars, and popped up all over the place. We know who you are.. x
Have a great Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010.
I'm going for a lie-down..
h (and Happy Holidays from Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve)
Update from Racket Records.
As Christmas is nearly upon us we thought we would take this opportunity to remind you that the last postage dates for a chance of pre Christmas delivery are now here. For Western Europe you will need to get your orders in today, for the UK by next Friday 18 Dec. The cut off for the rest of the world has now passed, however we will be packing orders right up to the 22 December.
The Racket Elves have been busy packing the new Vinyl versions of the 'Happiness is the Road' albums this week, so for those who have ordered already your vinyl is shipping out to you as we speak. If you still haven't ordered head over to the Racket Store at www.marillion.com/music/albums/hitrvinyl.htm to get hold of a copy. These albums are truly unique & beautiful items and we only have a limited quantity so get one while you still can.
All the remaining downloads from the Less is More tour should be available to purchase by early next week so make sure you check the page regularly at www.marillion.com/shop/music/acoustic.htm. The shows sound great in this acoustic format, so if you haven't bought one yet you should definitely check them out.
We will be taking a break over Christmas, closing on 23 December - reopening on 5 January so please avoid trying to contact us via e-mail over this period as there won't be anyone here to answer!
Thanks for all your support this year, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and here's looking forward to an exciting New Year on planet Marillion.
The Racket Office Team.