Blackfield – Welcome to my DNA, new album and tour announced by Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen
Third album is to be released on March 28th, followed by live dates.
Blackfield is the acclaimed collaboration between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Israeli artist Aviv Geffen. The duo return with their third album Welcome To My DNA which is released on Kscope in March 2011. Formed after a meeting in 2000, the partnership blossomed into a cross-cultural collaboration that has already spawned two albums (2004’s Blackfield and 2007’s Blackfield II).
The duo will also be touring to support the release of the album with dates so far confirmed in UK, Holland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and France (full tour dates below) with American dates still to be announced. These will be the first dates they have played together as Blackfield for over three years, due to both artists’ recent hectic schedules.
Aviv describes Welcome To My DNA as ‘an album about loneliness and sadness. There are many songs about love, god… the same subjects that Blackfield have dealt with before.’ Musically the album builds on the established Blackfield sound, described by Clash as ‘a lush but soulful mix of separate cultures, deep sounds and touching lyrics,’ and the results have lead Aviv to state ‘I believe it’s our best work so far and I’m really excited about going on stage with this album.’
The digi-book and vinyl editions of the album are now available to pre-order on the Welcome To My DNA mini-site which is now online here. The mini-site features album info, downloads and more along with the chance to download a free MP3 of the album’s opening track Glass House when signing up to the mailing list.
Tour dates release so far are as follows;
6th April Leamington, Assembly, UK
7th April Manchester, Academy 2, UK
8th April London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, UK
10th April Amsterdam, Paradiso, Holland
12th April Hamburg, Markthalle, Germany
13th April Berlin, C-Club, Germany
14th April Warsaw, Progresja Club, Poland
15th April Krakow, Studio Club, Poland
17th April Munich, Ampere, Germany
18th April Pratelln, Z7, Switzerland
19th April Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy
20th April Rome, Alpheus, Italy
21st April Treviso, New Age, Italy
23rd April Karlsruhe, New Substage, Germany
24th April Frankfurt, Batschkapp, Germany
25th April Bochum, Matrix, Germany
26th April Cologne, Stollwerck. Germany
28th April Antwerp, Trix Hall, Belgium
29th April Paris, Trianon, France