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Porcupine Tree have announced they will be returning to the U.S. for a string of tour dates in support of their latest album "The Incident" in April. Porcupine Tree's upcoming world tour dates are as follows:
2/5 2010 The Tivoli BRISBANE
2/6 2010 Enmore Theatre SYDNEY
2/7 2010 Palace Theatre MELBOURNE
4/14 2010 Teatro Metropolitan MEXICO CITY
4/20 2010 House of Blues DALLAS
4/21 2010 House of Blues HOUSTON
4/23 2010 House of Blues ORLANDO
4/24 2010 The Fillmore MIAMI
4/27 2010 Tabernacle ATLANTA
4/28 2010 Amos’s Southend CHARLOTTE
4/30 2010 Riviera CHICAGO
5/1 2010 Bogart’s CINCINNATI
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall LONDON
Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about canceling the VIP packages for their upcoming London tour date at Royal Albert Hall:
"RAH VIP packages off the menu. Please note that contrary to an earlier news item the band have decided not to offer a special VIP package for the Royal Albert Hall show. If you joined the Residents of a Blank Planet service over the last few days in anticipation of this, please contact the PT store to ask for a refund. Apologies for the confusion."
Porcupine Tree have issued the following statement about playing a special show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:
"Porcupine Tree will play 2 special shows to close the Incident tour cycle, one in the UK and one in the US. The UK show is now confirmed to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 14th October 2010. These shows will be evening-with concerts with PT playing an extended set - although we can't tell you exactly what the evening will hold at this moment, the band are planning some very special things that will make these 2 shows unique experiences for everyone. Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show will be on sale from 29th December, but please note that the bands are also putting together a special VIP package for Residents of a Blank Planet members - more news on this soon, as well as confirmation of date and location of the US show."
Porcupine Tree have announced they will be making a live appearance in Mexico City on April 14th, 2010. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Thursday, 24th December at this location. Porcupine Tree's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/21 2009 Mood Indigo (festival) MUMBAI
2/5 2010 The Tivoli BRISBANE
2/6 2010 Enmore Theatre SYDNEY
2/7 2010 Palace Theatre MELBOURNE
4/14 2010 José Cuervo Salón MEXICO CITY
Porcupine Tree has issued the following statement Steven Wilson mixing the upcoming Orphaned Land album:
"Steven Wilson recently played keyboards and mixed the fourth album by Israeli progressive metal band Orphaned Land. For those who have never heard the band, they are perhaps best described as what Opeth might sound like if they had come from the Middle East instead of Scandanavia. The music has a similar scope and degree of layered sophistication. But the sound of Orphaned Land is very much inspired by their roots, sung in English, Hebrew and Arabic, and featuring many traditional middle eastern instruments. The album The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR is an ambitious and impressive 75 minute conceptual piece combining heavy music and breathtaking beauty. It is released by Century Media in several editions on 9th February 2010 in the US and 25th January 25th in Europe."
Israel’s Orophaned Land will release their highly-anticipated fourth studio opus, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR,” in Europe on January 25th, 2010. Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” turns out to be a concept album taking Orphaned Land's unique brand of exotic, heavy music to soaring new heights in terms of complexity and catchiness.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments on the album’s concept and the new promo photo:
“As people that were born into the tragedy of our region, we have always been devoted to creating harmony between conflicts, a musical heaven on earth, a tango between God & Satan. Even in the album’s artwork we combined Hebrew and Arabic, regardless of the fight between Jews and Muslims. I found a Jordanian guy, specialized in calligraphic artwork. He took letters from Hebrew and Arabic and moulded them in his art to create a symbol of peace. Same goes for our band photo, where we portrayed a synergy between the three monotheistic religions, that believe in the same God and yet, ridiculously have been killing each other for centuries 'in the name of God' and turned the holy land into an orphaned land. Naturally we continued this idea of union on a musical level as well and the result is as always crazy, it's a miracle – in our concerts: our Jewish fans sing in Arabic and our Muslim fans sing in Hebrew, brave friendships have spawned and our Middle Eastern metal music destroys all this political witchcraft we have been trapped in for so long. This is a musical journey of hope in lands of war, creating heaven on earth, building a new Jerusalem.”
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about drummer Gavin Harrison holding a drum workshop in March 2010:
"Gavin will be doing a drum workshop in March next year. During the demonstration Gavin will be playing and explaining the drumming parts for some PT tracks as well as shedding light on the material he has produced by bassist / vocalist 05Ric. As if all this wasn’t enough fun, Gav will be doing a Q&A after the demonstration. The session will take place at Mr. Kryps, Parkstone, in Poole, UK on 18th March 2010. Tickets are on sale now and as it’s an intimate venue folks are advised to book their place right now."
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about taking part in the legal fund charity LIFT:
"Porcupine Tree have donated an autographed set of promo CDs to help raise money for the New York-based legal charity, LIFT. The promos include: 1) Shallow promo single (January 2005 Lava/Atlantic Records) contains: Shallow (radio edit); So Called Friend (non-album track); Half-Light (non-album track) 2) Futile promo CD (July 2003 Lava Records) contains: Strip The Soul (edit); Orchidia (2003 band recording); Futile (May 2003 new recording); Drown With Me (Previously issued on In Absentia European edition bonus CD); Interview with Steven Wilson; Hatesong (Recorded live in Philadelphia, 26 Jul 2002); Blackest Eyes (live at XM radio); Death Whispered A Lullaby (Taken from Opeth "Damnation" CD); Steve Wilson Generic Station ID (0.09) 3) Porcupine Tree Sampler 2002.1 (July 2002 Lava promotional CD) - Number one in a series of three samplers based around material from the "In Absentia" album. This CD sent to radio only. Trains (4.25 edit)
"At the time of writing, there are three days left to place your bid. Visit the auction here. 100 % of the money raised in this auction goes to the charity. You can find out more about LIFT and what they do by visiting their website."
Porcupine Tree are currently on tour in Europe in support of their latest album "The Incident." The band has posted a series of photographs online from their recent show in Copenhagen, which can be viewed at this location. You can still catch Porcupine Tree live on the following dates:
11/3 2009 Kino Šiska (VENUE CHANGE) LJUBLJANA
11/4 2009 Alcatraz MILAN
11/5 2009 Atlantico ROME
11/6 2009 Estragon BOLOGNA
11/7 2009 Teatro Tenda PADOVA
11/20 2009 Incrivel Almadense LISBON
11/21 2009 Teatro Sa Da Bandeira PORTO
11/22 2009 La Riviera MADRID
11/23 2009 Sant Jordi Club BARCELONA
11/25 2009 Sportzentrum Tagerhard WETTINGEN
11/27 2009 Carl Benz Arena STUTTGART
11/28 2009 Tonhalle MUNICH
11/30 2009 Rockhal LUXEMBOURG
12/1 2009 Hugenottenhalle NEU-ISENBERG
12/2 2009 Palladium KOLN
12/6 2009 Civic Hall WOLVERHAMPTON
12/8 2009 Academy NEWCASTLE
12/10 2009 Academy MANCHESTER
12/11 2009 ABC GLASGOW
12/21 2009 Mood Indigo (festival) MUMBAI
Porcupine Tree have announced three upcoming Australian tour dates in support of their new album "The Incident." The confirmed dates are:
2/5/2010 The Tivoli, Brisbane
2/6/2010 Enmore Theatre, Sydney
2/7/2010 Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Katatonia have announced an exclusive appearance on Raw in Eskilstuna, Thursday the 15th of October 2009. The gig is a warm-up for the forthcoming tour Katatonia will do with Porcupine Tree. Katatonia are set to release their new album "Night is the New Day" on November 2nd in Europe and November 10th in the U.S. through Peaceville Records.
Katatonia's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Porcupine tree has added an additional French tour date at Transbordeur in Lyon on November 26th. Porcupine Tree's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
10/8 Academy LEEDS
10/9 Apollo LONDON
10/10 Colston Hall BRISTOL
10/12 Heineken Music Hall (SOLD OUT) AMSTERDAM
10/13 Olympia Theater (SOLD OUT) PARIS
10/14 Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT) BRUSSELS
10/15 Capitol HANNOVER
10/17 Aladin BREMEN
10/18 Vega COPENHAGEN
10/19 Arena STOCKHOLM
10/21 Ice Hall HELSINKI
10/23 Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT) OSLO
10/24 MEJERIET LUND
10/25 Docks HAMBURG
10/26 Huxley’s BERLIN
10/28 Hala Orbita WROCLAW
10/29 Haus Auensee LEIPZIG
10/30 Lowensalle NUREMBURG
10/31 Gasometer VIENNA
11/1 Petofi Hall BUDAPEST
11/3 Media Park LJUBLJANA
11/4 Alcatraz MILAN
11/5 Atlantico ROME
11/6 Estragon BOLOGNA
11/7 Teatro Tenda PADOVA
11/20 Incrivel Almadense LISBON
11/21 Teatro Sa Da Bandeira PORTO
11/22 La Riviera MADRID
11/23 Sant Jordi Club BARCELONA
11/25 Sportzentrum Tagerhard WETTINGEN
11/26 Transbordeur Lyon
11/27 Carl Benz Arena STUTTGART
11/28 Tonhalle MUNICH
11/30 Rockhal LUXEMBOURG
12/1 Hugenottenhalle NEU-ISENBERG
12/2 Palladium KOLN
12/6 Civic Hall WOLVERHAMPTON
12/8 Academy NEWCASTLE
12/10 Academy MANCHESTER
12/11 ABC GLASGOW
12/21 Mood Indigo (festival) MUMBAI
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about their new album "The Incident" entering the Dutch charts:
"The word in from our pals in Holland is that The Incident has entered the Dutch charts at #5. Good news indeed, especially when you consider that FOABP came into the same charts back in 2007 at #13. Meanwhile back in the UK, the mid-week charts have PT at #12.
"Elsewhere, Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show on BBC -6 Music will be featuring PT. The show runs at 9.00 p.m. - 12.00 p.m. and will be available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer. Check out the Friday Rock Show page here."
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about posting new photos online from their recent performance in Seattle:
"There’s a brand new set of photographs from last night’s show in Seattle now up at the new photoblog which you can find by clicking on the tour page here. Our thanks to Mike Savoia at Savoiaphotographylive for a great set of pictures."
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about their first tour date in India:
"Porcupine Tree are happy to announce their first ever performance in India. It will take place on 21st December at the Mood Indigo festival, ITT Bombay, in Mumbai. More info soon."
Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about premiering the new music video for the song "Time Files" on Monday:
"Porcupine Tree reveal the first video from their highly anticipated new album THE INCIDENT (in stores 14th September) exclusively with MUZU TV in the UK and Ireland this coming Monday (17th August) at 4pm.
"The video is directed by Lasse Hoile, the man responsible for (amongst other things) the videos for Fear Of A Blank Planet and Way Out Of Here, the stunning visuals at Porcupine Tree shows, and the hardback book of photographs to accompany The Incident that comes as part of the limited deluxe edition. Time Flies in its full 12 minute form appears as the central segment of the 55 minute title track of the album.
"Head to THIS LOCATION on Monday at 4pm to check out the video. There will also be a competition to celebrate the launch of the album."
Roadrunner Records has posted a new video interview online with Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree discussing the upcoming music video for the song "Time Flies" from the album "The Incident." The video can be viewed here.
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about streaming new audio samples online from their upcoming album:
"A medley of extracts from The Incident is now available to listen to on the Porcupine Tree myspace page, or the Roadrunner UK website (from 4PM UK today).
"Written and recorded between September-May, 'The Incident' is the tenth studio album by Porcupine Tree. Released worldwide by Roadrunner on 14th September (one week earlier than previously announced in order to coincide with the first tour dates), the album is a 2 disc set, the first disc containing the 55 minute title track / song cycle, and the second CD featuring 4 shorter pieces. There will be 3 editions of the album; a standard 2 CD set, a deluxe edition (contents to be confirmed), and a double vinyl version."
Katatonia has announced that they will be playing as support for Porcupine Tree on the following European tour dates:
17/10 GERMANY BREMEN ALADIN
18/10 DENMARK COPENHAGEN VEGA
19/10 SWEDEN STOCKHOLM ARENAN
21/10 FINLAND HELSINKI ICE HALL
23/10 ORWAY OSLO SENTRUM SCENE
24/10 SWEDEN LUND MEJERIET
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about the recording of their new album:
"Roadrunner have posted some clips of Porcupine Tree working in the studio on their forthcoming album The Incident here.
"Also the cover image and subtitles to the various parts of the long song cycle that takes up the whole of the first CD were revealed at a playback in New York earlier this week. The cover was photographed by Lasse Hoile and designed by Carl Glover."
The track listing for "The Incident" will be as follows:
1. occam’s razor (1.55)
2. the blind house (5.47)
3. great expectations (1.26)
4. kneel and disconnect (2.03)
5. drawing the line (4.43)
6. the incident (5.20)
7. your unpleasant family (1.48)
8. the yellow windows of the evening train (2.00)
9. time flies (11.40)
10. degree zero of liberty (1.45)
11. octane twisted (5.03)
12. the séance (2.39)
13. circle of manias (2.18)
14. i drive the hearse (6.41)