That’s right, Marillion hasn’t toured the States since 2004. But that’s going to change next summer when the band considered to be one of the first major DIY acts launches a 13-date outing in June.

While Marillion has seen its share of major labels, the band is also an example of what a group can do via the power of fans. As the Internet grew, so did the band’s relationship with its fans through now-common practices as Internet presales, patron support and online direct marketing. Marillion’s fans even sponsored a tour for the group during the late ’90s.

The band plans to release its 17th album in time for the June 10 launch of its U.S. tour in Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club. Other dates include Philadelphia’s Theatre Of Living Arts June 15, Boston’s Paradise Rock Club June 16, and San Francisco’s Fillmore June 29. There are also a few Canada stops with the band playing Quebec City’s Imperial June 18, Montreal at Olympia June 19, and Toronto’s Opera House June 20.

But if you really, really love Marillion, you’re going to want to check out the markets where the band is booked for two nights. That’s because each night will feature a different set list, thus doubling your Marillion music experience. Look for the band to play two nights in New York City at Irving Plaza June 12-13, Chicago at Park West June 22-23, and West Hollywood, at House Of Blues June 27-28.

Tickets go on sale the weekend of Nov. 4. Check out for more information.