Steven Wilson announces “To the Bone” album and tour

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Here’s the official press release:

Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album – and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall. Pre-order the album here.

 

A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK’s biggest underground artist,

To The Bone is released August 18th via Caroline International on CD / 2 x 12” / Blu-Ray / super deluxe box set and all digital platforms.

 

Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love).

 

Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.

 

The follow up to 2015’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. (“a smart, soulful and immersive work of art” the Guardian 5*), To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s first album since signing with Caroline International (Iggy Pop, Underworld, Thurston Moore, Glass Animals). Formerly the founder and mainstay of outsider rock band Porcupine Tree, Steven released his first record under his own name – Insurgentes – in 2008. He has been resolutely independent throughout a three-decade career that’s made him the most successful British artist you’ve never heard of.

 

Steven Wilson has announced details of a huge global tour that takes in over one hundred shows across all five continents including a 25 date US tour that sees him return to the renowned Beacon Theatre, NY after last year’s sell out there. His European dates are:

Wed 31st Jan              Portugal, Lisbon, Sala Tejo at the MEO Arena

Thu 1st Feb                Spain, Madrid, Wiznik Centre

Sat 3rd Feb                  Spain, Barcelona, L’Auditori

Sun 4th Feb                France, Marseille, Silo

Tue 6th Feb                France, Lyon, Le Transbordeur

Wed 7th Feb               Switzerland, Zurich, Halle 622

Fri 9th Feb                  Italy, Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

Sat 10th Feb               Italy, Rome, Atlantico

Mon 12th Feb             Germany, Frankfurt, Alte Oper

Tue 13th Feb              Germany, Ravensburg, Oberachwabenhalle

Wed 14th Feb             Austria, Vienna, Gasometer

Thu 15th Feb              Germany, Berlin, Admiralpalast

Sat 17th Feb               Poland, Zabrze, House of Music and Dance

Sun 18th Feb              Poland, Poznan, Earth Hall

Tue 20th Feb              Germany, Hamburg, Mehr Theatre

Sat 24th Feb              Finland, Helsinki, The Circus

Mon 26th Feb             Sweden, Stockholm, Cirkus

Tue 27th Feb              Norway, Oslo, Oslo Concert House

Wed 28th Feb             Norway, Bergen, USF Verftet

Thu 1st Mar                Norway, Stavanger, Konserthuset – Zetlitz

Sat 3rd Mar                Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall

Mon 5th Mar               Germany, Essen, Colosseum

Wed 7th Mar             The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall

Fri 9th Mar                  Belgium, Brussels, AB

Sat 10th Mar               Luxembourg, Rockhal Club

Mon 12th Mar           France, Paris, The Olympia

Tue 13th Mar            France, Lille, Theatre Sebastopol

Sat 17th Mar             Belfast Mandela Hall

Mon 19th Mar           Dublin Olympia Theatre

Wed 21st Mar           Cardiff St David’s Hall

Thu 22nd Mar           Birmingham Symphony Hall

Sat 24th Mar              Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

Sun 25th Mar             Gateshead Sage 1

Tue 27th Mar             London Royal Albert Hall

Sat 31st Mar             Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Tickets for the UK tour are on sale from 10am Friday 12th May (with a fan only pre-sale on Wednesday 10th May).

To The Bone tracklisting:

  1. To The Bone
  2. Nowhere Now
  3. Pariah
  4. The Same Asylum As Before
  5. Refuge
  6. Permanating
  7. Blank Tapes
  8. People Who Eat Darkness
  9. Song of I
  10. Detonation
  11. Song of Unborn

 

The super deluxe box set features the album, a CD of outtakes and demos, a Blu Ray, a DVD, a fully illustrated book and a one-sided 7” single featuring non-album track.

 

Steven Wilson website / online shop / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram/ Spotify complete discography

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2 Responses to Steven Wilson announces “To the Bone” album and tour

  1. OleM says:

    Promising first track. But is Minneman and Govan still involved? Secured tickets on first row in Oslo anyway. The links on his page gives one day presale for fans, that’s great!!

    Liked by 1 person

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