Steven and the band will be performing a rare instore performance at Amoeba Records on Wednesday 8th May at 6pm, followed by a signing. The store is the largest independent record store in the world, and it’s located at 1885 Haight Street in San Francisco. The following day, Thursday 9th May, Steven Wilson will play the Fillmore in the same city.
Steven Wilson announced late last night details for the 2nd European leg of ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’ Tour. The shows are scheduled to take place during October and November in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Poland. For the full list of dates and ticket links, head on over to Steven Wilson’s official website, here.
Steven Wilson has released the first official live video from The Raven That Refused To Sing Tour. ‘The Watchmaker’ was recorded live in Neu-Isenberg, Germany on 23rd March 2013 and was directed and edited by Bernhard Baran. Steven’s USA tour starts tonight in Florida, and details and ticket links for all shows on the tour can be found here.
Steven Wilson recently announced that he will be headlining Loreley Festival on 13th July. The festival’s current lineup is absolutely stunning, and progressive music fans from all around the world will be making the trip to the famous Loreley Amphitheater for the two day event. The first day of the festival consists of a line up mainly selected by SW, including as his special guests the legendary French band Magma.
Also appearing on the first day are Kscope label mates The Pineapple Thief, and the excellent new band Sanguine Hum. Opeth are headlining on the second day, with The Devin Townsend Project, Caravan and more supporting. Single day, camping and weekend tickets for the festival can be purchased here.
Steven Wilson has posted a short update on his official website StevenWilsonHQ.com regarding the huge success of the European tour in March and the rehearsals for the upcoming USA/Canada/Mexico dates in April and May. He also mentions that a special vinyl release for Record Store Day will happen this year and more details will be available soon. We’ve posted his entire update below along with Hajo Mueller’s raven press conference cartoon.
A tremendous thank you to all those that came to the first European leg of The Raven that Refused To Sing tour, I can’t remember ever having had such a positive reaction to a new album before, so thank you everyone for continuing to follow my music as it continues on it’s merry and unpredictable way!
Next week we head to the USA to rehearse with our new drummer Chad Wackerman, and then to embark on 5 weeks of shows in North and South America. We’re also setting up daytime record store signing sessions in several cities (and once again there will be a special release in support of Record Store Day on 20th April, more about that shortly), so looking forward to meeting many of you out there.
We will also confirm and announce all of the European Summer festival appearances very soon.