BUSY SUMMER FOR UK PROGRESSIVE HARD ROCKERS
This summer, Porcupine Tree will join up with Coheed and Cambria for a 12-date co-headlining U.S. tour that kicks off at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on August 12. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, June 25.
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And that is by no means the extent of Porcupine Tree's activity this summer.
-Porcupine Tree will headline Radio City Music Hall September 24.
-The band has released their second live concert film, Anesthetize, on DVD and Blu-Ray. Amazon sold out of the Blu-Ray version on pre-orders alone, and the DVD has notched top-10 debuts in the UK, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Holland.
-Porcupine Tree has posted Atlanta, a complete 2-hour live performance from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour, as a download from the PT Store. All proceeds from this digital-only release will go towards Japan bass player Mick Karn's treatment for cancer.
-Porcupine Tree will play several major festivals in Europe including Roskilde (Denmark), Rock Werchter (Belgium), and Sonisphere (Spain).
-Gavin Harrison has been named "Best Progressive Drummer" for the fourth consecutive year in the 2010 Modern Drummer readers' poll.
-Steven Wilson co-wrote and sang the track "The Fountain" on Pendulum's new album Immersion.
-And Steven Wilson has launched a second career as a writer. Wilson now pens the back-page column for Electronic Musician and was recently published in the New York Times as well. Check out his words here and here.
Porcupine Tree/ Coheed and Cambria Tour Dates
8.10 San Francisco, CA- The Warfield (Porcupine Tree only)
8.12 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
8.13 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
8.14 San Diego, CA – 4th and B
8.16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
8.17 El Paso, TX – Club 101
8.18 San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
8.20 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8.21 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
8.22 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
8.23 St Louis, MO - Pageant
8.24 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
8.26 Cleveland, OH – Nautica Pavilion
And check out JamBase's 2009 interview with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson here.