Steven Wilson Confirms UK October Shows & Record Store Day Release

By Kscope on April 2, 2013 in Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Tour, Vinyl

Steven Wilson has announced additional UK headline dates for October 2013, following his hugely successful European tour which finishes this week.
After his recent Royal Festival Hall performance in London, Classic Rock declared, “musically majestic, loud but limber, Wilson and his band are currently killing it.” Terrorizer referred to the “very special performance” as “heaven”.

Steven and his accomplished band – Guthrie Govan (lead guitar), Nick Beggs (bass), Marco Minnemann (drums), Theo Travis (saxophone/flute), and Adam Holzman (keyboards) – will visit Bristol, Wolverhampton, and Newcastle and then round off the tour with a show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets are on sale now. Buy online at www.seetickets.com.

Dates are as follows:
Tue 15th Oct – Colston Hall, Bristol
Thu 17th Oct – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Fri 18th Oct – Civic Hall, Newcastle
Sun 20th Oct – Royal Albert Hall, London

Following the European tour, Steven and his band will then spend April & May performing across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Follow along with Theo’s tour blog.

Steven’s latest album, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), was released last month to tremendous acclaim and charted around the world. Chart hits included debuting at #3 in the German national chart, #28 in the UK top 40, #57 in the US Billboard top 200, #16 in Holland and #17 in Finland.

The Guardian in the UK awarded the album 5/5 stating, ‘this album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock’s most cunning and soulful protagonists’, Visions in Germany named it album of the month, hailing Wilson as ‘the greatest Prog mastermind of his time!’ and Eclipsed awarded the album a very rare 10/10, proclaiming ‘if you only buy one album for the rest of your life, buy this one!”.

The album is available in a number of formats, including CD, CD/DVDV media book, Blu-Ray, download and 2LP vinyl editions. The DVDV and Blu-ray editions featuring a 5.1 mix of the album and other bonus material. Sound & Vision magazine in the USA reviewed the 5.1 mix stated: ‘the breadth and scope of ‘Raven’ represent Steven Wilson at the height of his creative powers, where surround sound music and mixing has reached a heretofore unheard aural apex. Our ever-searching ears are lucky to be consistently challenged and rewarded by this man’s muse.’

All editions of the physical album can be ordered from the Kscope store

A deluxe digital edition of the album, which features a bonus track, is now available to order from iTunes.


In addition to this there will be an exclusive 12″ single released as part of Record Store Day. The release will feature the demo versions of two tracks from the The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). These demo versions have never been available on vinyl before and will be pressed on a heavyweight (180g) picture disc. This release will be strictly limited and only available from independent record stores that participating in Record Store Day.