Saturday, July 13, 2024

Could this be your last chance to see Porcupine Tree?

At one point Porcupine Tree were the best kept secret in progressive rock and the next amazing chapter in the pantheon of British prog rock bands. Now, they are one of the most beloved bands in the Prog scene. 

Originally intended as a solo project for Steven Wilson, the band brought on some of the most talented musicians alive including Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison. These three came together to create Prog masterpieces like ‘In Absentia’, ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’ and ‘The Incident’

The band went on an extended hiatus in 2010 and spawned a variety of projects including; Steven Wilson’s solo career which is made up of some of the best progressive rock albums ever made. Gavin Harrison’s time with Pineapple Thief has some of their best records and Richard Barbieri’s work with Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth is criminally underrated. 

You can expect to hear their latest album; Closure/Continuation in its entirety at their Manchester show taking place later this month (29th June 2023 at Castlefeild Bowl) but you can also hope to hear all-time classic works of art like the grand sweeping epic ‘Anaesthetise’, the crushingly heavy ‘Sleep Together’ and more. This is all based on the setlist at their London date last year so there may be some changes and omissions. 

Porcupine Tree excel at making some of the most heartbreaking music you’ll ever hear with tracks like ‘Sentimental’, ‘The Sound of Muzak’ and ‘Trains’. You can expect to run the gamut of human emotion as you experience incredible visuals as you experience virtuosic musicianship and Steven Wilson’s beautifully emotive voice as your heart breaks at every chance it can get. 

Do not sleep on Porcupine Tree’s upcoming shows, there’s no telling how many more they’ll do and how often they’ll tour again under the Porcupine Tree name. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see them, but are you willing to take that chance? 

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Lamestream Lydia
Lamestream Lydia
Self-proclaimed journalist, Progressive rock enthusiast and the most American sounding person you're ever likely to meet in the North of England

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