Blackfield are embarking on a six date European tour next week. The tour kicks off at Koko in London on February 5th before going on to visit Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Krakow.
The dates will see Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson reunited for their first live dates together since the release of IV, the fourth Blackfield album that was released last year.
Blackfield was started by Aviv and Steven in 2001 and have previously released the critically acclaimed albums Blackfield (2004), Blackfield II (2007) and 2011’s Welcome To My DNA but Steven announced this week that this will be his final tour with Blackfield. He explained why on a statement on his website:
Unfortunately, due to increasing activities with my solo work and other new projects, these will also be my final shows with Blackfield, and for this reason the set list will draw mainly from the first 2 albums, which were the ones that myself and Aviv collaborated on most closely (my role on the recent fourth album was as a guest only). Aviv will continue recording and touring as Blackfield with new collaborators, but for me this is going to be a thank you and “farewell”, so I would love to see you there!
Aviv recently posted the following:
Rehearsals sound great so far and we have taken on board your comments regarding the European setlist so you can expect to hear songs we haven’t played for a while such as “Summer”, “My Gift of Silence” and many others…
More details and ticket buy links can be found at www.blackfieldmusic.com
On tour February 2014
5th – Koko, London, United Kingdom
6th – Le Trianon, Paris, France
7th – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
9th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10th – C-Club, Berlin, Germany
11th – Studio Club, Krakow, Poland