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Porcupine Tree return with video for brand new song Harridan

Porcupine Tree
(Image credit: Alex Lake)

UK prog rockers Porcupine Tree have ended a twelve-year hiatus with the release of a video for brand new song Harridan, which you can watch below.

At the same time they have announced they will release a brand new studio album, CLOSURE/CONTINUATION, which will be released through Music For Nations on June 24, and they will undertake a European tour

Harridan and a few of the other new songs have been in play since shortly after the release of The Incident," the band announce. "They initially lived on a hard drive in a slowly growing computer file marked PT2012, later renamed PT2015, PT2018, and so on. There were times when we even forgot they were there, and times when they nagged us to finish them to see where they would take us.

"Listening to the finished pieces, it was clear that this wasn’t like any of our work outside of the band - the combined DNA of the people behind the music meant these tracks were forming what was undeniably, unmistakably, obviously a Porcupine Tree record. You’ll hear all of that DNA flowing right through Harridan.”

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; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book. You can see a product shot below.

Pre-order CLOSURE/CONTINUATION.

At the same time Porcupine Tree have announced a series of major European and UK live shows in autumn 2022. These shows are the band’s first since October 2010 and are likely to be the only live performances in support of CLOSURE/CONTINUATION. Full dates below.

Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 5th November; a 24 hour pre-sale for fans takes place on Wednesday 3rd November (10am). Fans can gain exclusive pre-sale access for UK & European tour dates by pre-ordering CLOSURE/CONTINUATION or signing up through the official Porcupine Store. 

Porcupine Tree will also tour the Americas and Canada in autumn 2022 - dates will be announced shortly. 

Porcupine Tree 2022 European Tour

Oct 21: Berlin Max Schmelinghalle, Germany
Oct 23: Vienna Gasometer, Austria 
Oct 24: Milan Forum, Italy 
Oct 27: Stockholm Avicii Arena, Sweden
Oct 28: Copenhagen Falkoner Theatre, Denmark 
Oct 30: Katowice Spodek Hall, Poland
Nov 02: Paris Zenith, France
Nov 04: Stuttgart Porsche Arena, Germany 
Nov 06: Oberhausen KP Arena, Germany 
Nov 07: Amsterdam Ziggodome, Netherlands 
Nov 09: Zurich Halle 622, Switzerland
Nov 11: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK 

Porcupine Tree

(Image credit: Music For Nations)
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.