May 09, 2017

Steven Wilson: new album "To The Bone" 08/18,, stream "Pariah"

UK prog musician Steven Wilson has just announced the release of his new album To The Bone. As per usual he tackles big themes: paranoia, refugees and religious fundamentalists.

After many months of writing and recording, I’m pleased to finally announce details of my new album To The Bone and a major European tour in early 2018 which includes a return to many of my favourite venues, including London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. For my North and South American fans, expect to see further tour news soon.

To The Bone is due to be released on 18th August but is available now to pre-order in a variety of formats, including a special deluxe hard back 120 page book edition, which includes an exclusive full length CD of demos and unused songs, and a one-sided 7 inch vinyl single of a bonus instrumental song from the album sessions. Neither of these will be available anywhere else.

My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love). Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!

To The Bone is available for pre-order in various formats from his website.

Tracks:
  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 lead single Pariah can be streamed on YouTube and Spotify. It's a duet with Ninet Tayeb, starting out as a pastoral song sprinkled with electronics, before transforming into a power ballad and changing pace yet again to become full-on progressive rock anthem.

Tickets for his 2018 tour go on sale from May 12 (Friday) - with a fan only pre-sale going live on May 10.

Live dates:
  • 01/31 Lisbon, Portugal @ Sala Tejo at the MEO Arena
  • 02/01 Madrid, Spain @ Wiznik Centre
  • 02/03 Barcelon, Spaina @ L’Auditori
  • 02/04 Marseille, France @ Silo
  • 02/06 Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur
  • 02/07 Zurich, Switzerland @ 622 Halle
  • 02/09 Milan, Italy @ Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
  • 02/10 Rome, Italy @ Atlantico
  • 02/12 Frankfurt, Germany @ Alte Oper
  • 02/13 Ravensburg, Germany @ Oberachwabenhalle
  • 02/14 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
  • 02/15 Berlin, Germany @ Admiralpalast
  • 02/17 Zabrze, Poland @ House of Music and Dance
  • 02/18 Poznan, Poland @ Earth Hall
  • 02/20 Hamburg, Germany @ Mehr Theatre
  • 02/24 Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
  • 02/26 Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
  • 02/27 Oslo Concert, Norway @ House
  • 02/28 Bergen USF, Norway @ Verftet
  • 03/01 Stavanger, Norway @ Konserthuset Zetlitz/li>
  • 03/03 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall
  • 03/05 Essen, Germany @ Colosseum
  • 03/06 Essen, Germany @ Colosseum
  • 03/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Afas
  • 03/09 Brussel, Belgiums @ AB
  • 03/10 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Club
  • 03/12 Paris, France @ The Olympia
  • 03/13 Lille, France @ Theatre Sebastopol
  • 03/17 Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
  • 03/19 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
  • 03/21 Cardiff, UK @ St David’s Hall
  • 03/22 Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
  • 03/24 Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium
  • 03/25 Gateshead, UK @ Sage 1
  • 03/27 London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
  • 03/31 Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
  • 04/01 Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall

» stevenwilsonhq.com

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