[Cover photo credit to Alex Lake]

Grammy-nominated British Rock band Porcupine Tree, including Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, and Gavin Harrison, has shared “Of The New Day,” the latest track from their anticipated new album, Closure/Continuation due out via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records on Friday, June 24th.

Porcupine Tree founder Steven Wilson explains:

‘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.

Porcupine Tree will also celebrate their long-overdue return to the global stage with new dates confirmed in North and South America. The group’s first tour since October 2010 in support of their latest album Closure/Continuation will kick off September 10th at Toronto Ontario’s Meridian Hall, followed by concerts in Montreal, QC; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Irving, TX; Denver, Co; San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA; continuing with October performances in Mexico City, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). Already announced performances in Europe and the UK begin October 21 in Berlin, Germany, and then culminate at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on November 11th.

General on-sale for Porcupine Tree: Closure/Continuation North American dates begin Friday, March 11 at 10am local time. Mexico and Chile general on-sales begin Wednesday, March 16 at 11am local time. Fans who pre-order the album will have access to a special presale for the newly announced dates in both North & South America beginning Wednesday, March 9th at 10am through Thursday, March 10th.

PORCUPINE TREE: CLOSURE/CONTINUATION

SEPTEMBER

10 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall*

12 – Laval, QC – Place Bell*

14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway*

16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall*

17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia*

18 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*

20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre*

23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*

25 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre*

28 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*

30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre*

OCTOBER

4 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center^

7 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena^

21 – Berlin, DE – Max Schmelinghalle

23 – Vienna, AU – Gasometer

24 – Milan, IT – Forum

27 – Stockholm, SW – Globe

28 – Copenhagen, DK – Falkoner Theatre

30 – Katowice, PO – Spodek Hall

NOVEMBER

2 – Paris, FR – Le Zenith

4 – Stuttgart, DE – Porsche Arena

6 – Oberhausen, DE – KP Arena

7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggodome

9 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622

11 – London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley

*ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 11 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME

^ON SALE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 AT 11AM LOCAL TIME