Porcupine Tree Premiere “Rats Return” Video

Porcupine Tree have premiered a new video for their new song “Rats Return.” This track is from the band’s new album “Closure / Continuation,” which will be released on June 24. Steven Wilson commented:

“‘Rats Return‘ is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest. I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first.”

Porcupine Tree Premiere New Song “Herd Culling”

Porcupine Tree have premiered a new song titled “Herd Culling.” This track is from the band’s new album “Closure / Continuation,” which will be released on June 24. The group said the following about the song:

“Lyrically, ‘Herd Culling‘ is about a very specific event in history, but it also deals with the broader theme of paranoia in the modern age – someone or something is coming up your driveway or in your front garden, and their/its motives are unclear.”

Porcupine Tree Confirm Touring Lineup For Upcoming Shows

Porcupine Tree have confirmed the musicians that will be taking part in their upcoming live shows. They include: guitarist/vocalist Steven Wilson, keyboardist Richard Barbieri, drummer Gavin Harrison, guitarist Randy McStine, and bassist Nate Navarro.

The band commented:

“We would like to welcome Randy McStine and Nate Navarro to the Porcupine Tree touring line up. Both are incredibly talented musicians and we have already had the pleasure of rehearsing the new material with them. It’s sounding fantastic and we’re looking forward to the tours later this year.”

Tour Dates:

North America:

09/10 Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
09/12 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/14 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/16 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
09/18 Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/20 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
09/23 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/25 Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
09/28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/30 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10/04 Mexico City, MEX – Pepsi Center
10/07 Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena

Europe/UK:

10/21 Berlin, GER – Max Schmelinghalle
10/23 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/24 Milan, ITA – Forum
10/27 Stockholm, SWI – Globe
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Falkoner Theatre
10/30 Katowice, POL – Spodek Hall
11/02 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
11/04 Stuttgart, GER – Porsche Arena
11/06 Oberhausen, GER – KP Arena
11/07 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
11/09 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/11 London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley

Porcupine Tree Share In-Studio Performance Video For “Of The New Day”

Porcupine Tree have shared some footage of themselves performing “Of The New Day” live at AIR Studios in London, UK. You can check that out below. The track is from the band’s new album “Closure / Continuation,” which will be released on June 24.

Porcupine Tree Premiere New Song “Of The New Day”, Add More Dates To Upcoming Tour

Porcupine Tree have premiered a new song titled “Of The New Day.” This track is from the band’s new album “Closure / Continuation,” which will be released on June 24.

Steven Wilson commented:

“‘Of The New Day‘ is a song of rebirth, emerging from darkness. It sounds deceptively simple, a recognizably atypical Porcupine Tree ballad. That is until you realize that the length of the bars is constantly changing, flipping between bars of regular 4/4 time to 3/4, to 5/4 to 6/4, 11/4, so that the track never settles into any steady time.

It’s what Porcupine Tree can sometimes do really well, come up with a basic idea that’s almost intellectual or mathematical, but carry it off in a way that sounds completely natural and accessible. At least I hope there’s no sense of us being clever for the sake of it or putting technique over musicality. That is unless you want to specifically home in on that side of the composition.”

In other news, the group have also added more dates to their world tour. Here’s their updated schedule:

09/10 Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
09/12 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/14 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/16 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
09/18 Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/20 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
09/23 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/25 Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
09/28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/30 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10/04 Mexico City, MEX – Pepsi Center
10/07 Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena
10/21 Berlin, GER – Max Schmelinghalle
10/23 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/24 Milan, ITA – Forum
10/27 Stockholm, SWI – Globe
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Falkoner Theatre
10/30 Katowice, POL – Spodek Hall
11/02 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
11/04 Stuttgart, GER – Porsche Arena
11/06 Oberhausen, GER – KP Arena
11/07 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
11/09 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/11 London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley

Porcupine Tree Premiere New Song “Harridan”

Porcupine Tree have premiered a new song titled “Harridan.” This track is from the band’s new album “Closure / Continuation,” which will be released on June 24.

The group commented:

“‘Harridan‘ and a few of the other new songs have been in play since shortly after the release of ‘The Incident‘. “They initially lived on a hard drive in a slowly growing computer file marked PT2012, later renamed PT2015, PT2018, and so on. There were times when we even forgot they were there, and times when they nagged us to finish them to see where they would take us.

Listening to the finished pieces, it was clear that this wasn’t like any of our work outside of the band — the combined DNA of the people behind the music meant these tracks were forming what was undeniably, unmistakably, obviously a Porcupine Tree record. You’ll hear all of that DNA flowing right through ‘Harridan’.”

In other news, the band have also announced a 2022 European/UK tour:

10/21 Berlin, GER – Max Schmelinghalle
10/23 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/24 Milan, ITA – Forum
10/27 Stockholm, SWI – Globe
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Falkoner Theatre
10/30 Katowice, POL – Spodek Hall
11/02 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
11/04 Stuttgart, GER – Porsche Arena
11/06 Oberhausen, GER – KP Arena
11/07 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggodome
11/09 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/11 London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley

A North American tour is being planned as well.