Porcupine Tree release video for Of The New Day and announce US tour dates

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UK prog rockers Porcupine Tree have released a video for brand new song Of The New Day, which you can watch below. At the same time the trio have announced North American tour dates, as well as dates in both Mexico and Chile for September and October (dates listed below).

Of The New Day is taken from Closure/Continuation, the band's first new album since 2009's The Incident, and which will be released through Music For Nations on June 24.

Of the New Day is a song of rebirth, emerging from darkness," explains Steven Wilson of the new song. "It sounds deceptively simple, a recognisably atypical Porcupine Tree ballad. That is until you realise 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 release Closure/Continuation will be available as a seven track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl  as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks, Never Have and Population Three; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, Population Three, Never Have and Love In The Past Tense, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book.

Pre-order Closure/Continuation.

Porcupine Tree 2022 North/South America Tour

Sep 10: Toronto Meridian Hall, ON, Canada
Sep 12: Laval Place Bell, QC, Canada
Sep 14: Cambridge MGM Music Hall at Fenway, MA
Sep 16: New York Radio City Music Hall, NY
Sep 17: Philadelphia The Met, PA
Sep 18: Washington The Anthem, DC
Sep 20: Chicago Auditorium Theater, IL
Sep 23: Irving The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, TX
Sep 25: Denver Bellco Theatre, CO
Sep 28: San Francisco The Masonic, CA
Sep 30: Los Angeles Greek Theatre, CA
Oct 04: Mexico City Pepsi Center, Mexico
Oct 07: Santiago Movistar Arena, Chile

General on sale for Porcupine Tree: Closure/Continuation North American dates begin at 10am on Friday March 11 local time (get tickets). Mexico (get tickets) and Chile (get tickets) 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 and South America beginning Wednesday March 9 at 10am through Thursday March 10. 

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.