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Posted on June 23, 2009

PORCUPINE TREE have confirmed four more UK shows later this year to promote their much anticipated new album The Incident, due out 21st September.

The additional dates go on general sale from 24th June and are as follows:
6th December – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun.
8th December– NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
10th December– MANCHESTER Academy
11th December – GLASGOW ABC

The shows already announced and on sale are:
8th October – LEEDS Academy
9th October – LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
10th October – BRISTOL Colston Hall

Further to last week’s press release on The Incident, the band have chosen to reveal that the stunning 55-minute title track is in fact a 14-part song cycle.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Steven Wilson elaborates,

“The Incident isn’t intended as one long song – it’s more a series of songs connected together in a continuous flow, with each song about a specific event. Originally the idea was to take the sense of musical continuity that is the basis of all PT albums to the next level by writing a 55-minute song cycle, starting with the simplest musical device – a single repeated guitar chord. I had no lyrical theme when I started, but I began at the beginning and each part of the song cycle grew naturally out of the previous one. This is very different to previous PT albums where the sequencing and flow of the albums was established at the end of the recording process by figuring out the best order for the songs. Here each song was specifically written to seamlessly flow out of the previous one and link to the next.”

The title track The Incident comprises:
i Occam’s Razor
ii The Blind House
iii Great Expectations
iv Kneel And Disconnect
v Drawing The Line
vi The Incident
vii Your Unpleasant Family
viii The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train
ix Time Flies
x Degree Zero Of Liberty
xi Octane Twisted
xii The S


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