Thursday, January 08, 2015

Steven Wilson weaves chilling musical tale with 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.'

Exciting news that we can expect to hear new music from Steven Wilson in early March 2015... 

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 ( 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

“First Regret”
“3 Years Older“
“Hand Cannot Erase”
“Perfect Life”
“Home Invasion
“Regret #9”
“Happy Returns”
“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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Tour dates:

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

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