Porcupine Tree will hit the road later this year to support their new reunion album Closure/Continuation. Porcupine Tree's current lineup includes guitarist and vocalist Steven Wilson, keyboardist Richard Barbieri, and drummer Gavin Harrison, meaning they need a few faces to round things out live. The band has now announced guitarist Randy McStine (McStine & Minnemann, Lo-Fi Resistance) and bassist Nate Navarro (Devin Townsend) to do exactly that.
"We would like to welcome Randy McStine and Nate Navarro to the Porcupine Tree touring line up. Both are incredibly talented musicians and we have already had the pleasure of rehearsing the new material with them. It’s sounding fantastic and we’re looking forward to the tours later this year."
If you're on the fence about seeing the band on their upcoming tour, you might want to just go. Wilson said in a recent interview that Closure/Continuation could very well be more closure and less continuation.
"We didn't have to make this record. It's not as if we've come back because we've been offered [$10 million] to tour America. We've not come back because our solo careers have failed. We thought it'd be fun and we had some good material. I think that's partly reflected in the title of the album: I genuinely don't know whether this is closure or the start of another continuing strand of the band's career.
"If it is closure, I think it's a really nice way to do it. Or we might call each other up a year from now and say: 'Hey, that was fun. Should we do it again?' My guess is probably the former. I think it probably is the last record we'll make and probably the last tour we'll do."
Catch Porcupine Tree at one of the dates below.
9/10 – Toronto, ON TO Live (Meridian Hall)
9/12 – Laval, QC Place Bell
9/14 – Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park
9/16 – New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA The Met Philly
9/18 – Washington, DC The Anthem
9/20 – Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
9/23 – Irving, TX Toyota Music Factory
9/25 – Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
9/28 – San Franscisco, CA The Masonic
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
10/4 – Mexico City, MX Pepsi Center WTC
10/7 – Santiago, CL Movistar Arena
10/21 – Berlin, Germany @ Max Schmelinghalle
10/23 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
10/24 – Milan, Italy @ Forum
10/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Globe
10/28 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
10/30 – Katowice, Poland @ Spodek Hall
11/2 – Paris, France @ Le Zenith
11/4 – Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena
11/6 – Oberhausen, Germany @ KP Arena
11/7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggodome
11/9 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
11/11 – London, United Kingdom @ SSE Arena, Wembley