Porcupine Tree drop “Of the New Day” amid announcement of North and South American tour

Posted by on March 9, 2022


Progressive rock trio, Porcupine Tree, have offered up “Of the New Day” as the latest single from their latest album Closure/Continuation. The group’s first since 2009’s The Incident, Closure/Continuation is set for release on June 24th.


Founder, vocalist, and guitarist, Steven Wilson had the following to say about this new record:


“‘Of The New Day‘ is a song of rebirth, emerging from darkness. It sounds deceptively simple, a recognizably atypical Porcupine Tree ballad. That is until you realize that the length of the bars is constantly changing, flipping between bars of regular 4/4 time to 3/4, to 5/4 to 6/4, 11/4, so that the track never settles into any steady time.

It’s what Porcupine Tree can sometimes do really well, come up with a basic idea that’s almost intellectual or mathematical, but carry it off in a way that sounds completely natural and accessible. At least I hope there’s no sense of us being clever for the sake of it or putting technique over musicality. That is unless you want to specifically home in on that side of the composition.”



The band plans to take the new album out for a spin as they tour North and South America as well as Europe to show off their latest creation.

Here are the dates:

09/10 Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
09/12 Laval, QC @ Place Bell
09/14 Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/16 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
09/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
09/18 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
09/20 Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
09/23 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/25 Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
09/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
09/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/04 Mexico City, MEX @ Pepsi Center
10/07 Santiago, CHL @ Movistar Arena
10/21 Berlin, GER @ Max Schmelinghalle
10/23 Vienna, AUT @ Gasometer
10/24 Milan, ITA @ Forum
10/27 Stockholm, SWI @ Globe
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN @ Falkoner Theatre
10/30 Katowice, POL @ Spodek Hall
11/02 Paris, FRA @ Le Zenith
11/04 Stuttgart, GER @ Porsche Arena
11/06 Oberhausen, GER @ KP Arena
11/07 Amsterdam, NET @ Ziggodome
11/09 Zurich, SWI @ Halle 622
11/11 London, UK @ SSE Arena, Wembley



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