PORCUPINE TREE - New Album Delayed One Week; Tour Dates Announced

September 8, 2009, 10 years ago

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Roadrunner Records has announced a one week delay for the tenth studio album from PORCUPINE TREE.

The Incident was initially scheduled for release on September 15th, but will now be available on September 22nd.

The Incident is a 55-minute musical statement, described by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Steven Wilson as, “a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that ‘after this, things will never be the same again.’”

The seeds of the idea that led to The Incident came to Wilson as he became caught up in a highway traffic jam while driving past an accident.

“There was a sign saying ‘POLICE – INCIDENT’ and everyone was slowing down to rubber neck to see what had happened,” he recalls. “Afterwards, it struck me that ‘incident’ is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved. And then I had the sensation that the spirit of someone that had died in the accident entered into my car and was sitting next to me. The irony of such a cold expression for such seismic events appealed to me, and I began to pick out other ‘incidents’ reported in the media and news,” continues Wilson. “I wrote about the evacuation of teenage girls from a religious cult in Texas, a family terrorizing its neighbors, a body found floating in a river by some people on a fishing trip, and more. Each song is written in the first person and tries to humanize the detached media reportage.”

Porcupine Tree have announced the following live dates:


15 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
16 - Roseland - Portland, OR
18 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
19 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
21 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
22 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
24 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
26 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
27 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA

As previously reported, Porcupine Tree will be a special guest on the September 18th edition of IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON's Friday Rock Show on BBC 6 in the UK.

The show airs from 9 PM - 12 AM in the UK. Listeners outside the UK you can tune-in online at this location between 4 - 7 PM (EST). If you are in the UK then you can listen on DAB Digital radio, on SKY and TV (SKY 0120, Freeview 707, Freesat 707, Virgin 909).

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