Porcupine Tree Announce First Tour in 12 Years, Drop New Song ‘Of the New Day’
After a decade-plus hiatus, prog rock icons Porcupine Tree have been reactivated, with a new album, Closure/Continuation set for a June 24 release. A second new single, "Of the New Day," has just arrived, along with the announcement of a worldwide tour, which will be the group's first in 12 years.
“‘Of the New Day’ is a song of rebirth, emerging from darkness,” said founder Steven Wilson.
"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," he continued. "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."
Listen to the song, which follows the initial single "Harridan," below.
Regarding the tour, the run will begin in North America on Sept. 10, with dates booked through Oct. 4 before Porcupine Tree head to South America for a stop in Chile then overseas to Europe to close things out with an end date of Nov. 11.
View the complete list of stops further down the page and for ticketing information, head here.
Porcupine Tree, "Of the New Day"
Porcupine Tree 2022 World Tour Dates
Sept. 10 - Toronto, Ontario @ Meridian Hall*
Sept. 12 - Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell*
Sept. 14 - Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway*
Sept. 16 - New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall*
Sept. 17 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Met Philadelphia*
Sept. 18 - Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem*
Sept. 20 - Chicago, Ill. @ Auditorium Theatre*
Sept. 23 - Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Sept. 25 - Denver, Colo. @ Bellco Theatre*
Sept. 28 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Masonic*
Sept. 30 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre*
Oct. 04 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center^
Oct. 07 - Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena^
Oct. 21 - Berlin, Germany @ Max Schmelinghalle
Oct. 23 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Oct. 24 - Milan, Italy @ Forum
Oct. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Globe
Oct. 28 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
Oct. 30 - Katowice, Poland @ Spodek Hall
Nov. 02 - Paris, France @ Le Zenith
Nov. 04 - Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena
Nov. 06 - Oberhausen, Germany @ KP Arena
Nov. 07 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggodome
Nov. 09 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
Nov. 11 - London, United Kingdom @ SSE Arena, Wembley
* On sale Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. local time
^ On sale Wednesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. local time