Album Available March 3, 2015 – North American Tour Begins May 21
Groundbreaking songwriter, four-time Grammy-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Steven Wilson, is set to release his fourth solo album, Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Kscope) on March 3, 2015. Hand. Cannot. Erase. will be available at retailers nationwide and digitally with a limited deluxe edition for pre-order via Kscope (http://bit.ly/1DhHN6c). Wilson and his band will embark on a tour through the UK and Europe in March and April 2015, then head to North America dedicating much of the summer beginning on May 21 in Albany – itinerary below.
This latest collection from the prolific song-writer is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history. Recorded in September 2014 at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase.features the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson’s sprawling body of work.
Wilson describes the collection as inspired by a news story, of a woman who died in her apartment and went undiscovered for three years. "The basic concept of the record – it's about a woman growing up, who goes to live in the city, very isolated, and she disappears one day and no one notices. Now, your initial reaction when you hear a story like that is, 'Ah, little old bag lady that no one notices; no one cares about.' But she was young; she was popular; she was attractive; she had many friends; she had family, but for whatever reason, nobody missed her for three years." The dramatic theme of Hand. Cannot. Erase. is punctuated with moments of rhythmic urgency, somber introspection, and soaring beauty. Fans are invited to follow the blog entries at http://Handcannoterase.com.
“3 Years Older“
“Hand Cannot Erase”
“Ascendant Here On...”
Best known as founder and front man of British rock act Porcupine Tree, Wilson has produced and collaborated with diverse acts as Opeth, Blackfield, Yes, Roxy Music, and XTC. His prolific engineering work can be heard on his mixes of classic releases from King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and most recently the 5.1 surround sound version of Tears For Fears’ classic Songs From The Big Chair reissue, released in November 2014. Porcupine Tree’s last album went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the tour climaxed with sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed 2012 release, The Raven That Refused to Sing, Wilson set out on a world tour, having assembled a virtuoso band - Marco Minnemann (drums), Nick Beggs (bass), Theo Travis (flute and sax), Adam Holzman (keys) and Guthrie Govan (guitar). His latest studio creation completed, the cinematic Hand. Cannot. Erase. features dynamic performances by Wilson, his touring ensemble, and vocal accompaniment from Ninet Tayeb.
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Thursday, May 21 Albany, NY The Egg
Friday, May 22 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
Saturday, May 23 Harrisburg, PA The Whitaker
Tuesday, May 26 Washington, DC 930 Club
Thursday, May 28 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theater
Friday, May 29 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Saturday, May 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Thursday, June 04 Chicago, IL Park West
Friday, June 05 Chicago, IL Park West
Saturday, June 06 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
Tuesday, June 09 Denver, CO Boulder Theater
Friday, June 12 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Saturday, June 13 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sunday, June 14 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Tuesday, June 16 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Wednesday, June 17 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
Friday, June 26 Toronto The Danforth Music Hall Canada
Saturday, June 27 Montréal Montréal Jazz Festival Canada