FIRST TREK IN OVER 12 YEARS BEGINS THIS SEPTEMBER IN SELECT THEATRES
TICKETS FOR NORTH AMERICA SHOWS ON SALE MARCH 11TH AT 10AM LOCAL
TICKETS FOR SOUTH AMERICA DATES ON SALE WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH AT 11AM LOCAL
LATEST SINGLE “OF THE NEW DAY” LISTEN HERE | NEW ALBUM CLOSURE/CONTINUATION OUT JUNE 24TH IN STANDARD AND LIMITED AUDIOPHILE EDITIONS
GRAMMY® Award-nominated British rock band Porcupine Tree will celebrate their long overdue return to the global stage with new dates confirmed in North and South America. The legendary group’s first tour since October 2010 in support of their latest album CLOSURE/CONTINUATION,will kick off September 10 at Toronto Ontario’s Meridian Hall, followed by concerts in Montreal, QC; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Irving, TX; Denver, Co; San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA; continuing with eagerly awaited October performances in Mexico City, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). The North and South American show dates are presented by Live Nation and Paladin Artists.
Already announced performances in Europe and the UK begin October 21 in Berlin, Germany and then culminate at London’s world famous SSE Arena, Wembley on November 11. Full routing is available below.
General on sale for Porcupine Tree: Closure/Continuation North American dates begin Friday, March 11th at 10am local time at www.ticketmaster.com. Mexico and Chile general on sales begin Wednesday, March 16th at 11am local time at Ticketmaster.com.mx (Mexico) and PuntoTicket.com (Chile). Fans who pre-order the album will have access to a special presale for the newly announced dates in both North & South America beginning Wednesday, March 9th at 10am through Thursday, March 10th. Full details are available at www.porcupinetree.com.
PORCUPINE TREE: CLOSURE/CONTINUATION
10 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall*
12 – Laval, QC – Place Bell*
14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway*
16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall*
17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia*
18 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre*
23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
25 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre*
28 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre*
4 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center^
7 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena^
21 – Berlin, DE – Max Schmelinghalle
23 – Vienna, AU – Gasometer
24 – Milan, IT – Forum
27 – Stockholm, SW – Globe
28 – Copenhagen, DK – Falkoner Theatre
30 – Katowice, PO – Spodek Hall
2 – Paris, FR – Le Zenith
4 – Stuttgart, DE – Porsche Arena
6 – Oberhausen, DE – KP Arena
7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggodome
9 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
11 – London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley
*ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH AT 10AM LOCAL TIME
^ON SALE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 11AM LOCAL TIME
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Porcupine Tree – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, and Gavin Harrison – has shared “Of The New Day,” the latest track from their hugely anticipated new album, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION, due via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records on Friday, June 24.
“‘Of the New Day’ is a song of rebirth, emerging from darkness,” says Porcupine Tree founder Steven Wilson. “It sounds deceptively simple, a recognizably atypical Porcupine Tree ballad. That is until you realize that the length of the bars is constantly changing, flipping between bars of regular 4/4 time to 3/4, to 5/4 to 6/4, 11/4, so that the track never settles into any steady time. It’s what Porcupine Tree can sometimes do really well, come up with a basic idea that’s almost intellectual or mathematical, but carry it off in a way that sounds completely natural and accessible. At least I hope there’s no sense of us being clever for the sake of it or putting technique over musicality. That is unless you want to specifically home in on that side of the composition.”
LISTEN TO “OF THE NEW DAY”
Porcupine Tree’s long awaited 11th studio album, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION will be available as a seven-track standard CD, standard black vinyl 2×12” LP, white vinyl 2×12” LP, transparent blue vinyl 2×12” LP, limited edition white cassette, and digital download. A limited audiophile deluxe LP will also be available, cut at 45rpm on 3×12” clear vinyl in 12” slipcase box with two bonus tracks; a limited audiophile deluxe CD in 12” slipcase box will include the standard CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and album instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio versions of the album, and an exclusive album art book. Pre-orders are available now.
CLOSURE/CONTINUATION – which follows 2009’s best-selling THE INCIDENT – was first heralded last fall with the labyrinthine “Harridan,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An epic, eight-minute-long reintroduction to Porcupine Tree’s truly singular sound, “Harridan” is joined by an official lyric video, streaming now via YouTube. Hailed by Guitar World as “an effortless continuation to form,” “Harridan” was met by international applause from a range of media outlets, with Loudwire writing, “the eight-minute track (takes) taking listeners on a journey that kicks off with funky bass, jutting and pulsing rhythms and crashing drums, before a melodic mid-section allows the outfit to reset and finish out the song in a more crushing and heavy style with swinging guitar and tribal beats.”
LISTEN TO “HARRIDAN”
WATCH “HARRIDAN” OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
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One of the most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands of any era, Porcupine Tree was founded in 1987 by renowned musician/producer Steven Wilson as an outlet for the experimental recordings he was making outside of his acclaimed post-rock duo, No-Man. With the addition of keyboard player Richard Barbieri and drummer Gavin Harrison, Porcupine Tree soon evolved into a proper band, releasing ten studio albums between 1992 and 2009. Each new release saw Porcupine Tree exploring new musical ideas, their expansive music shifting from pastoral psychedelic rock and ambient electronic soundscapes to experimental pop and propulsive metal. Later releases like 2007’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated Fear of a Blank Planet and 2009’s The Incident – the band’s biggest seller thus far, reaching the top 25 in both the US and the UK – saw Porcupine Tree effortlessly melding distinctive genres to create a groundbreaking musical universeall their own.
Recorded quietly and sporadically over the last decade and finished during a period when touring was curtailed in 2020/21, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION marks the most collaborative album of Porcupine Tree’s highly lauded career. From its restless, often troubled lyrics to its gorgeous cyclonic sound, the album stands tall as a stunning and timely return of rock’s most consistently innovative and influential bands, an album of forward-thinking music fed through myriad electronic filters, equal parts squalling noise and soaring, melancholy melody.
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