Porcupine Tree / Film Announced Of Their Triumphant Return

Porcupine Tree will release Closure/Continuation. Live on 8 December 2023. Filmed at Amsterdam’s 17,000-capacity Ziggo Dome, the tour marked a triumphant return to the stage of a band on hiatus since 2010.

“What we witnessed tonight was almost three hours of some of the most beautiful songs ever written, performed by a band at the very top of their game.” This was what MetalTalk wrote of the OVO Wembley Arena show.

Porcupine Tree will release Closure/Continuation. Live on 8 December 2023.
Porcupine Tree will release Closure/Continuation. Live on 8 December 2023.

Porcupine Tree played their biggest-ever headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2010, topping a career that spanned an excess of twenty years and ten studio albums. It was their last show for quite some time. 

Steven Wilson covered the Royal Albert Hall gig at the start of his wonderful autobiography, Limited Edition Of One. He states that at that point in Porcupine Tree’s career, they were burnt out. 

Porcupine Tree. Photo: Carl Glover
Porcupine Tree. Photo: Carl Glover

Released in June 2023, Closure/Continuation gained appreciation around the globe. Their eleventh album reached No. 2 in the UK album chart, No. 1 in Germany and was Top 10 all across Europe.

A subsequent tour crossed four continents and played to over 150,000 people. Each night saw two sets that featured, to use Steven Wilson’s words, “no hits. This tour saw the band sell out arenas throughout North America and Europe and play their first-ever show in Chile.

Closure/Continuation. Live, featuring Steven Wilson (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Richard Barbieri (keyboards, synthesizers) and Gavin Harrison (drums), is available to pre-order from here.

CD/ BLU-RAY BOX 

2x CDs (full live show), 2 Blu-Ray discs. Disc 1 features full show + bonus material; disc 2 features Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Audio, 5.1 Surround Sound Audio and 24 bit High Resolution Audio

1. Blackest Eyes

2. Harridan

3. Of the New Day

4. Rats Return

5. Even Less

6. Drown With Me 

7. Dignity

8. The Sound Of Muzak

9. Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled

10. Chimera’s Wreck

11. Fear of a Blank Planet

12. Buying New Soul

13. Walk The Plank

14. Sentimental

15. Herd Culling

16. Anesthetize

17. I Drive The Hearse

18. Sleep Together

19. Collapse the Light Into Earth

20. Halo

21. Trains 

BLU-RAY/ DVD

1x Blu-ray disc with full live show + Dolby Atmos surround Sound Audio, 5.1 Audio and 24 bit High Resolution Audio (Excluding bonus features), 1x DVD of full live show

1. Blackest Eyes

2. Harridan

3. Of the New Day

4. Rats Return

5. Even Less

6. Drown With Me 

7. Dignity

8. The Sound Of Muzak

9. Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled

10. Chimera’s Wreck

11. Fear of a Blank Planet

12. Buying New Soul

13. Walk The Plank

14. Sentimental

15. Herd Culling

16. Anesthetize

17. I Drive The Hearse

18. Sleep Together

19. Collapse the Light Into Earth

20. Halo

21. Trains 

4 x 12” vinyl 

Side A 

1. Blackest Eyes 

2. Harridan

3. Of The New Day

Side B

1. Rats Return

2. Even Less

3. Drown With Me

Side C

1. Dignity

2. Sound Of Muzak

3. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled

Side D

1. Chimera’s Wreck

2. Fear of a Blank Planet

Side E

1. Buying New Soul

2. Walk The Plank

3. Sentimental

Side F

1. Anesthetize 

Side G

1. Herd Culling

2. I Drive the Hearse 

3. Sleep Together 

Side H

1. Collapse the Light Into Earth

2. Halo

3. Trains 

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