Porcupine Tree – one of the UK’s most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands – return with their first new music in twelve years today.
Harridan is the perfect reintroduction to Porcupine Tree’s truly distinctive sound – a forceful eight minute long trip that heralds the return to active service of an utterly singular rock band. Harridan is taken from the band’s forthcoming eleventh album, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION – their first since 2009’s The Incident.
Over a decade in the making, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION is due for release on Music For Nations/Sony on 24th June 2022. It will be available as a seven-track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book.
Porcupine Tree have announced a series of major European and UK live shows in autumn 2022. These shows are the band’s first since October 2010 and are likely to be the only live performances in support of CLOSURE/CONTINUATION.
Porcupine Tree will play:
Fri 21st GERMANY, Berlin, Max Schmelinghalle
Sun 23rd AUSTRIA, Vienna, Gasometer
Mon 24th ITALY, Milan, Forum
Thu 27th SWEDEN, Stockholm, Avicii Arena
Fri 28th DENMARK, Copenhagen, Falkoner Theatre
Sun 30th POLAND, Katowice, Spodek Hall
Wed 2nd FRANCE, Paris, Zenith
Fri 4th GERMANY, Stuttgart, Porsche Arena
Sun 6th GERMANY, Oberhausen, KP Arena
Mon 7th NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam, Ziggodome
Wed 9th SWITZERLAND, Zurich, Halle 622
Fri 11th UK, London, SSE Arena Wembley*
Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 5th November; a 24 hour pre-sale for fans takes place on Wednesday 3rd November (10am). Fans can gain exclusive pre-sale access for UK & European tour dates by pre-ordering CLOSURE/CONTINUATION or signing up through the official Porcupine Store.
Porcupine Tree will also tour the Americas and Canada in autumn 2022 – dates will be announced shortly.
Porcupine Tree are Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison. They are a hugely influential, relentlessly creative British rock band.
First dreamt up by Wilson in 1987 as an outlet for experimental recordings he was making outside of his synth-pop duo No-Man, Porcupine Tree expanded to become a proper band in the early ’90s in order to further explore his ideas both on record and on stage.
Over the years Porcupine Tree have constantly evolved as their expansive music has shifted from pastoral psychedelic rock and ambient electronic soundscapes to experimental pop and eventually – with “21st century masterpiece” In Absentia (Classic Rock) – a propulsive metal sound all of their own. Their latter records effortlessly combined each of those genres and allowed Porcupine Tree to occupy a musical universe unique to them.
They released ten albums between 1992’s On The Sunday of Life and 2009’s The Incident. The band entered a period of hiatus following their biggest live show up to that point at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2010.