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Steven Wilson Announces US/Canada 2018 Tour Dates

Fans of Steven Wilson will be excited about his recently announced tour. With the shows going on sale in a couple of days, I wanted to make sure that you saw this.

The Press Release:
Steven Wilson released his critically acclaimed new album To the Bone this past August, with international music critics lauding the artist for continuing to expand his musical boundaries. Wilson will return to North America for a Spring 2018 tour in support of the album.

Wilson, described by Planet Rock as “one of the most prolific and unrivalled artists of our time,” will launch the trek on April 20 in Quebec. The tour runs through May 14 in Phoenix, Arizona and will stop in major cities along the way.

Wilson’s live performances are often unforgettable, like the time he performed at New York City’s The Beacon Theater without being able to use his voice. It was a show that Rolling Stone hailed as “stirring” and highlighted the “pop determination that runs through Wilson’s dense layers of shadow and rhythmic restlessness.”

All Steven Wilson North American tour dates are below.

The video for “Nowhere Now” has arrived, as well. Watch it here.

“Nowhere Now” is a gloriously soaring paean to the joys of everyday escapism. The video for the track was shot on location at and around Atacama Large Millimeter Array (Alma) in Chile – the world famous, high altitude radio telescope array. The video was directed and edited by Wilson’s long time visual collaborator Lasse Hoile.

Upon release, To the Bone debuted at a career-high Top 3 on the Independent Albums chart, and Top 10 on the Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Albums Charts. It also landed at #3 on the UK charts, which was another career high, and at #1 on the Finnish Albums Chart.

The Tour Dates:
4/20 — Quebec City, QC — Palais Montcalm
4/21 — Montreal, QC — Olympia
4/22 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
4/24 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
4/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Keswick Theater
4/27 — Boston, MA — Berklee Performance Center
4/28 — New York, NY — Playstation Theater
4/29 — New York, NY — Playstation Theater
5/1 — Chicago, IL — Vic Theater
5/2 — Chicago, IL — Vic Theater
5/3 — Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theatre
5/5 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theater
5/6 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
5/8 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
5/9 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
5/11 — San Francisco, CA — Fillmore
5/12 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern
5/13 — San Diego — House of Blues
5/14 — Phoenix, AZ — Celebrity Theater

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I must admit that I was a latecomer to the music of Porcupine Tree but I think I’ve been pretty on point with Wilson’s solo career and I greatly enjoy it. I’ve tried to catch him at least once on each of his tour go rounds and as a matter of fact we were at the show in NYC where he didn’t have a voice and instead let Ninet Tayeb sing most of the show. It was an amazing experience for sure and very different. Though these dates are very far away from where we are in time, I’d like to try and catch one if not both of the shows in my city just in case he decides to mix it up in terms of the set. What do you readers think about the new music and the idea of this tour? Will you be in attendance? Chime in down below in the comments section.

Official Website: http://www.stevenwilson.com

Steven Wilson Returns For More US Dates

Speaking frankly, this is a great way to head towards the end of the year. Yes, the great Steven Wilson will be returning to our shores for some additional dates for his “Hand Cannot Erase” Tour. The run hit our region earlier in the year and the performance was not to be forgotten. Check out the poster for the coming shows and the brief notation from his official Facebook Page.

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From Official Facebook:
Steven Wilson returns to the United States next month for a thirteen date tour. Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. show combines quadrophonic sound, virtuoso musicianship, and visual elements to create a powerful and immersive concert experience.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this short in the interest of time and since there aren’t any dates for my immediate vicinity to enjoy this time around. I’m not complaining of course but I don’t mind when he adds a show in these parts. The most recent album is fantastic and a recommendation for your holiday list if you should still not have a copy in your music library. Let me know what you think of this return if you are a fan down in those comments spaces below. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.stevenwilson.com

Steven Wilson Unveils 2016 Winter Tour Dates

Well, December is here and now that this is the case I have to ask you readers if you’ve been good. Have you opened the door for the elderly or held it for the person coming in behind you. Did you clean your plate and eat all the vegetables and essentially been on the positive path for the past year? If not then please close this window or read another post before the Krampus comes but if you have been nicer than usual then it’s my pleasure to share with you the latest news from the Steven Wilson camp as the musician has recently unveiled a week’s worth of tour dates at the close of Winter 2016. Check out the brief statement and poster below then I will return.

Tour - Steven Wilson - 2016

Official Statement:
After the phenomenal success of Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour of North America earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that he will be returning for more live shows in March 2016, along with two shows in Canada.
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Steven Wilson In-Store Appearance @ J&R Music World (11/11/2011)

This was going to be a treat if you were a fan of Steven Wilson, the main brain who is not only behind the Progressive Rock band Porcupine Tree, but also a rather prolific Producer and Engineer when it comes down to it.  Tonight the musician was going to be bringing his solo material to the fans over at the Best Buy Theater but that is a narrative for a different blog posting.  Right now we were going to celebrate the fact that Steven Wilson was going to take some time out of the busy day to head down to J&R Music World where he would entertain fans with a short acoustic set and then sign copies of his newest album “Grace For Drowning”.  I snapped a lot of photos of the performance and wrote up a piece on it that you can enjoy in full by clicking the logo below.  As you readers know this will take you over to the main PiercingMetal.com site but then please scroll down for some visuals that I am only presenting here for you.

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“NYC: Live In NYC” by Blackfield

Artist: Blackfield
Title: “NYC (Blackfield Live In NYC)”
Label: Kscope Records
Release Date: 9/15/2009
Genre: Melodic Progressive Pop
Rating: 4.5/5

The show that this release originally hails from happened on a snowy night in NYC back in early 2007 and it was a fantastic night that I am happy to be able to tell people that I attended as well. The music of the key players Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen were expanded upon by the incredible band that was backing them up and while those in the crowd knew full well that the set was being recorded for future use, the anticipation was extremely high for this to be released sooner rather than later. Lucky for all of the bands fans the official DVD release of the show came out later in the year and was a great way for all who attended to have a special memento and for those who did not to be reminded about what they missed again and again. Interestingly enough, we never saw a CD version of the concert until the special edition that we are discussing in this article and all I can say is “it’s about time”. The idea that no one was able to load this release onto their music players for all this time must seem rather absurd when one takes into account about all the myriads concert films that come out and have the audio version follow it by a month or two later while the Blackfield fanatics were forced to wait and wait, until now. I had to say that the audio CD sounds great and when played at the proper volume sounds like the band is right there in the room with you and I must admit that I enjoyed being able to have this music travel around with me on my music player and in the car stereo. The DVD that comes with the release is the same one that came out a couple of years ago and if you don’t already own this then you no longer have an excuse about waiting and must add this to your music purchasing list. There is a booklet inside that presents some candid images of the band as well as some professionally staged shots and a handful of photos from the performance itself. All in all, a very satisfying release that I was happy/impressed/relieved to find being given a special edition treatment. Below is our original review of the DVD release.
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