Grammy Award-nominated British rock band PORCUPINE TREE has introduced the addition of guitarist Randy McStine (MCSTINE & MINNEMANN, LO-FI RESISTANCE) and bassist Nate Navarro (DEVIN TOWNSEND) to its touring lineup.
Earlier in the present day (Friday, Could 6),PORCUPINE TREE launched the next assertion by way of social media: “We want to welcome Randy McStine and Nate Navarro to the PORCUPINE TREE touring line up. Each are extremely proficient musicians and we now have already had the pleasure of rehearsing the brand new materials with them. It is sounding improbable and we’re trying ahead to the excursions later this 12 months.”
PORCUPINE TREE will rejoice its long-overdue return to the worldwide stage with dates confirmed in North and South America in addition to in Europe. The legendary group’s first tour since October 2010 in assist of its upcoming album “Closure/Continuation” will kick off September 10 at Toronto, Ontario’s Meridian Corridor, adopted by concert events in Montreal, Quebec; Boston, Massachusetts; New York Metropolis; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Irving, Texas; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California and Los Angeles, California; persevering with with eagerly awaited October performances in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). The North and South American present dates are introduced by Dwell Nation and Paladin Artists. Performances in Europe start October 21 in Berlin, Germany after which culminate at London, U.Ok.’s world-famous SSE Area, Wembley on November 11.
PORCUPINE TREE — Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison — lately shared “Of The New Day”, the newest observe from “Closure/Continuation”, due on June 24 by way of Music For Nations/Megaforce Information.
“‘Of the New Day’ is a tune of rebirth, rising from darkness,” says Wilson. “It sounds deceptively easy, a recognizably atypical PORCUPINE TREE ballad. That’s till you notice that the size of the bars is consistently altering, flipping between bars of normal 4/4 time to three/4, to five/4 to six/4, 11/4, in order that the observe by no means settles into any regular time. It is what PORCUPINE TREE can typically do very well, provide you with a fundamental concept that’s nearly mental or mathematical, however carry it off in a approach that sounds fully pure and accessible. No less than I hope there is no sense of us being intelligent for the sake of it or placing approach over musicality. That’s until you wish to particularly dwelling in on that aspect of the composition.”
Final November, PORCUPINE TREE returned with its first new music in near 12 years. “Harridan”, an epic, eight-minute-long reintroduction to PORCUPINE TREE‘s actually singular sound, was accompanied by an official lyric video, streaming now by way of YouTube.
“Closure / Continuation” — which follows 2009’s “The Incident” — will probably be accessible on customary CD, customary black vinyl 2×12″ LP, white vinyl 2×12″ LP, clear blue vinyl 2×12″ LP, and white cassette. As well as, a restricted audiophile deluxe LP can even be accessible, minimize at 45rpm on 3×12″ clear vinyl in 12″ slipcase field with two bonus tracks; a restricted audiophile deluxe CD in 12″ slipcase field will embody the usual CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio variations of the album, and an unique album artwork ebook. pre-orders can be found now.
“‘Harridan’ and some of the opposite new songs have been in play since shortly after the discharge of ‘The Incident’,” stated PORCUPINE TREE. “They initially lived on a tough drive in a slowly rising pc file marked PT2012, later renamed PT2015, PT2018, and so forth. There have been instances once we even forgot they have been there, and instances after they nagged us to complete them to see the place they’d take us. Listening to the completed items, it was clear that this wasn’t like several of our work exterior of the band — the mixed DNA of the individuals behind the music meant these tracks have been forming what was undeniably, unmistakably, clearly a PORCUPINE TREE file. You will hear all of that DNA flowing proper by way of ‘Harridan’.”
One of the crucial forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands of any period, PORCUPINE TREE was based in 1987 by famend musician/producer Steven Wilson as an outlet for the experimental recordings he was making exterior of his acclaimed post-rock duo NO-MAN. With the addition of keyboard participant Richard Barbieri and drummer Gavin Harrison, PORCUPINE TREE quickly advanced into a correct band, releasing 10 studio albums between 1992 and 2009. Every new launch noticed PORCUPINE TREE exploring new musical concepts, their expansive music shifting from pastoral psychedelic rock and ambient digital soundscapes to experimental pop and propulsive metallic. Later releases like 2007’s Grammy Award-nominated “Concern Of A Clean Planet” and 2009’s “The Incident” — the band’s largest vendor up to now, reaching the highest 25 in each the U.S. and the U.Ok. — noticed PORCUPINE TREE effortlessly melding distinctive genres to create a groundbreaking musical universe all their very own.
As relentlessly inventive on stage as they’re within the studio, PORCUPINE TREE proved modern stay performers identified for sonic innovation and creative visible productions. In October 2010, the band entered a interval of hiatus following a spectacular live performance at London’s Royal Albert Corridor — their largest stay present to this point.
Probably the most collaborative album of their extremely lauded profession, “Closure / Continuation” does not merely choose up the place PORCUPINE TREE left off again in 2010. Whereas the acquainted traits of the band’s idiosyncratic sound stay intact, the brand new album very a lot locations PORCUPINE TREE within the right here and now, with larger texture and coloration than ever earlier than.
We want to welcome Randy McStine and Nate Navarro to the Porcupine Tree touring line up. Each are extremely…
Posted by Porcupine Tree on Friday, Could 6, 2022