Porcupine Tree are returning with a new album ‘Closure / Continuation’ on June 24th. Now they have shared an edited version of the third single titled “Herd Culling”.
Steven Wilson explains via Facebook: “New Porcupine Tree single ‘Herd Culling’ out today! It was the final song written for the album. When the rest of the songs were assembled, we felt there was still musically a “hole” for something dramatic in the middle of the album, so it became the only song written as a three way collaboration between Richard Barbieri, Gavin Harrison and I. Beginning with Gavin coming up with an unusual rhythm in 11 (he’ll never give you something easy!), it was then a case of myself and Richard finding the music, and both of us working with sequenced electronics and sound design, alongside the quiet/loud guitar dynamics. The full 7 minute version is a musical storytelling which features several other sections, but I think the edit works quite well as a more conventionally structured piece too – a smaller bite of music.”
North and South America in September/October 2022 for a limited series of performances in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile, see list of dates below – likely to be the only shows on the Closure/Continuation tour. Sep 10 – Toronto, ON TO Live (Meridian Hall)
Sep 12 – Laval, QC Place Bell
Sep 14 – Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park
Sep 16 – New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
Sep 17 – Philadelphia, PA The Met Philly
Sep 18 – Washington, DC The Anthem
Sep 20 – Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Sep 23 – Irving, TX Toyota Music Factory
Sep 25 – Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
Sep 28 – San Franscisco, CA The Masonic
Sep 30 – Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Oct 04 – Mexico City, MX Pepsi Center WTC
Oct 07 – Santiago, CL Movistar Arena
CLOSURE/CONTINUATION will be available as a seven track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks; the deluxe CD & Blu-Ray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book.
The band have revealed the song titles for the album as well.
Pre-order CLOSURE/CONTINUATION here: https://porcupinetree.lnk.to/PTCC
Porcupine Tree have also announced a series of major European and UK live shows in autumn 2022.
Oct 21: GER Berlin Max Schmelinghalle
Oct 23: AUS Vienna Gasometer
Oct 24: ITA, Milan Forum
Oct 27: SWE Stockholm Avicii Arena
Oct 28: DEN Copenhagen Falkoner Theatre
Oct 30: POL Katowice Spodek Hall
Nov 2: FRA Paris Zenith
Nov 4: GER Stuttgart Porsche Arena
Nov 6: GER Oberhausen KP Arena
Nov 7: NED Amsterdam Ziggodome
Nov 9: SWI Zurich Halle 622
Nov 11: UK London SSE Arena Wembley