Porcupine Tree share new single “Rats Return” in advance of new album ‘Closure / Continuation’ release

Porcupine Tree share new single “Rats Return” in advance of new album ‘Closure / Continuation’ release

Photo Credit: Alex Lake

GRAMMY® Award-nominated British rock band Porcupine Tree – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, and Gavin Harrison – has shared “Rats Return,” the latest track from their hugely anticipated new album, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION, due via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records on Friday, June 24. You can watch the video below.

“‘Rats Return’ is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest,” says Porcupine Tree founder Steven Wilson. “I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first.”

Porcupine Tree will celebrate their long overdue return with a wide-ranging global tour – the legendary group’s first since October 2010. Presented by Live Nation and Paladin Artists, North and South American dates begin September 10 at Toronto, ON’s Meridian Hall and then continue through performances in Mexico City, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). European and UK dates get underway October 21 in Berlin, Germany and then culminate at London’s world famous SSE Arena, Wembley on November 11. For updates and ticket availability, please visit porcupinetree.com/tour-dates.


10 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
12 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
18 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
25 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
28 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

4 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center
7 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
21 – Berlin, DE – Max Schmelinghalle
23 – Vienna, AU – Gasometer
24 – Milan, IT – Forum
27 – Stockholm, SW – Globe
28 – Copenhagen, DK – Falkoner Theatre
30 – Katowice, PO – Spodek Hall

2 – Paris, FR – Le Zenith
4 – Stuttgart, DE – Porsche Arena
6 – Oberhausen, DE – KP Arena
7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggodome
9 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
11 – London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley


Pre-order CLOSURE/CONTINUATION here: https://porcupinetree.lnk.to/PTCC

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