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Steve Hogarth, lead singer of progressive rock band Marillion has confirmed via his Facebook page his intentions to tour with Richard Barbieri later this year. The tour will focus primarily on the duo’s recent album ‘Not The Weapon But The Hand‘ but the set will also contain music from Porcupine Tree, The H Band and Richard’s solo albums.
The tour dates will be announced very soon and will span the UK, France, Poland, Germany and Holland.
Prog Magazine are currently collecting votes for their 2012 Readers Poll. Steven Wilson, Colin Edwin, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison have all had a big year! SW has toured with his solo band then released the concert film ‘Get All You Deserve‘ in September as well as collaborating with Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt on ‘Storm Corrosion‘.
Gavin Harrison has released a new collaboration album with 05Ric and toured the UK, Richard Barbieri worked with Marillion’s Steve Hogarth on ‘Not The Weapon But The Hand‘ and Colin Edwin is about to release ‘Burnt Belief‘ a collaboration album with Jon Durant. You can cast your votes by copying the categories below into the contact form, which will submit your votes! Of course, you can change who we’ve selected if you so desire! If you are viewing this from the homepage, press the more button below to see the list of categories and get access to the contact form. (more…)
Porcupine Tree’s Richard Barbieri was recently interviewed by Stephen Humpries for a long in-depth interview for RockSquare.com. In the interview, Richard Barbieri was asked to comment on each and every Porcupine Tree studio release, giving his thoughts and opinions. The article is incredibly in-depth, and is a very interesting read. Head over to RockSquare.com to read the full article. I’ve provided an excerpt from the interview below, from the section where Richard talks about the band’s latest live album, ‘Octane Twisted‘ which was released on Monday.
You’ve included a few tracks from the Royal Albert Hall performance. Had there been plans to release either the Radio City Music Hall show or Royal Albert Hall show in its entirety?
“Yes, there were plans. The problem with Radio City was there was a malfunction. Let’s say there was a human error whereby the show wasn’t recorded. Which is a shame. That was a great show. We recorded Albert Hall which wasn’t, for us, technically as good a show. There were some problems. You know, there are always some problems on stage that people don’t notice, but they do cause more hassles than people realize. It wasn’t quite as great for us, even though the occasion was wonderful. So, we had to sift through that a little bit.
When we were thinking about possibly releasing it, we found out that Royal Albert Hall charges a huge amount of money to use anything recorded there. It really was prohibitive. We’re talking tens and tens and tens of thousands of Pounds. So, in the end, going back and forth with them again and again, we worked out a deal where we could use some tracks. We thought it would be nice to include some of the older material that we played at Royal Albert Hall onto the second disc of Octane Twisted” – Richard Barbieri
Kscope have released the second part of a new video interview with Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison, in which they discuss ‘Octane Twisted‘, Porcupine Tree’s forthcoming live album. ‘Octane Twisted’ features a live performance of ‘The Incident’ recorded at the Riviera in Chicago on 2nd May 2010. You can pre-order the limited 2CD/DVD edition from Burning Shed, here. If you missed the first part of the interview, you can see it on StarsDie.com here.
Kscope have released a new video interview with Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison, in which they discuss ‘Octane Twisted‘, Porcupine Tree’s forthcoming live album. ‘Octane Twisted’ features a live performance of ‘The Incident’ recorded at the Riviera in Chicago on 2nd May 2010. You can pre-order the limited 2CD/DVD edition from Burning Shed, here.