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Porcupine Tree’s 2023 Summer Touring “Likely” To Be Their Last


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2022 saw British prog rock outfit Porcupine Tree deliver their first studio album in twelve years in the form of this past June’s “Closure / Continuation“. That record also prompted the group return to the stage for the first time in just as long, having hit stages across North America and Europe this past fall.

Per an update shared recently by the band’s frontman Steven Wilson, it would appear that the group are gearing up to once again call it a day after the conclusion of some summer festival shows. Wilson commented of that via social media:

“Happy new year to you all! First and foremost a big thank you to everyone that enjoyed the @porcupinetreeofficial ‘Closure / Continuation’ album / shows, and my book ‘Limited Edition of One’ during the past year.

Coming in 2023 will be my new album, a 10 track 65 minute musical journey that’s kinda hard to describe, but suffice to say it’s different again, not to mention totally pretentious (in a good way!) It will be released by @virginmusicuk, more news soon. Meanwhile the (likely final) PT shows will be a handful of festival appearances over the Summer, check the band’s channels for more info.

Lots more exciting stuff (at least to me) happening, but for now I’ll leave you with my very best wishes for the year ahead, I hope it will be a wonderful one for you.

S x

PS – my personal favourite album of 2022 is @thesmiletheband ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’, with new albums by @tearsforfearsmusic, @arcadefire and @aroojaftab not too far behind. This with the usual caveat that I only heard a tiny percentage of all the albums released over the last 12 months, so please feel free to recommend others to me in the comments below, or movies and books for that matter. Personal recommendation is still how I discover most things. Best live event: the @abba Voyage show – for once the reviews are not hyperbole, so if you like Abba even just a tiny bit, go see it!”

Among the band’s currently scheduled appearances are:

06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/20 Bonn, GER – Kunstrasen
06/22 Munich, GER – Tollwood Sommerfestival
06/29 Manchester, UK – Castlefield Bowl (Sounds Of the City)
07/08 Weert, NET – Bospop Festival
07/29 Sibiu, ROM – Artmania Festival
08/05 Schwetzingen, GER – Schlossgarten Schwetzingen

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