November 01, 2021

Porcupine Tree: new album "Closure / Continuation"; European tour dates

It's official. Prog legends Porcupine Tree are back with a new album, Closure / Continuation, and a tour. The first single Harridan is on the usual streaming platforms:

Harridan and a few of the other new songs have been in play since shortly after the release of The Incident. They initially lived on a hard drive in a slowly growing computer file marked PT2012, later renamed PT2015, PT2018, and so on.

There were times when we even forgot they were there, and times when they nagged us to finish them to see where they would take us. Listening to the finished pieces, it was clear that this wasn’t like any of our work outside of the band - the combined DNA of the people behind the music meant these tracks were forming what was undeniably, unmistakably, obviously a Porcupine Tree record.

You’ll hear all of that DNA flowing right through Harridan.

They are down to a trio - Richard Barbieri, Steven Wilson and Gavin Harrison, so there is a vacancy for a bass player now that Colin Edwin seems to be out of the picture.

Closure / Continuation will be released in a wealth of formats on 24th June 2022.

The band have anncounced a European tour, with dates in America tba.

Live dates:
  • 10/21 Berlin, Germany @ Max-Schmeling-Halle
  • 10/23 Wien, Austria @ Gasometer
  • 10/24 Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
  • 10/27 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe
  • 10/28 Frederiksberg, Denmark @ Falkoner Center
  • 10/30 Katowice, Poland @ Spodek
  • 11/02 Paris, France @ Zénith de Paris
  • 11/04 Stuttgart, Germany @ Porsche Arena
  • 11/06 Oberhausen, Germany @ König-Pilsener-Arena
  • 11/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
  • 11/09 Zürich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
  • 11/11 London, United Kingdom @ The SSE Arena, Wembley

The ticket pre-sale will open at 10:00 GMT Wednesday, 3rd November 2021. General on-sale starts 10:00 GMT Friday, 5th November 2021.


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