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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Steven Wilson - 4 1/2

British prog-rocker and Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson is heading out on a short tour in 2016. He's also announced a followup to 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase, called 4 1/2. The new release is out January 22 and is being described as an "interim album," which is to say it isn't exactly a proper full-length and is comprised mostly of outtakes from the Hand. Cannot. Erase. sessions as well as a new version of the Porcupine Tree song "Don't Hate Me" from back in 1999.

The tour will hit NYC for a show at The Beacon Theatre on March 5. Tickets for that show go on Chase and local presale on Thursday (12/4) at 10 AM and then on sale to the general public on Friday (12/5) at noon.

Check out all tour dates and stream Hand. Cannot. Erase. (which is still pretty crazy) below...

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Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson is touring in support of his new album "Hand Cannot Erase." The prog rocker is traveling west across the United States, hitting many cities along the way including New York City where he'll play two nights in a row at Best Buy Theater this weekend. The second half of June is spent in Canada, and then it's mutliple runs in Europe for the rest of the year and into 2016. All dates are listed below.

The Aquarian talked to Wilson about the new album, which was inspired by the true story of Joyce Vincent. Wilson said:

I think the story, on the surface, is very shocking. This young woman dies in her apartment in north London, and her body is not discovered for over two years. Now your first reaction to that is, how on earth is this possible? The more I thought about it, the more it began to make some sort of ugly sense to me. We live in a world now where we are, on the surface, more connected than ever before--we have the internet, social networks. We live in cities surrounded by millions of people. Yet at the same time, we seem to be more disconnected than ever. That process, that contradiction in terms, is fascinating to me. The more technology seems to facilitate the connection with human beings, the more it seems to drive us apart, the more it seems to alienate us. And for me, Joyce Carol Vincent became such an incredible symbol of this. This was not the little old lady in the street with her bag full of empty bottles. This was a young, popular, professional woman, and yet she was able to completely erase herself from the consciousness of other people. And that is an extraordinary story that, to me, is somehow symbolic of life in the city in the 21st century.
The video for Hand. Cannot. Erase. track "Perfect Life", and more about the deluxe edition of the album, below...

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Tickets for the Leonard Cohen show at Radio City go on AEG/Venue/Radio presales today at 9 AM (password: "LEONARD").

VIP packages for the Muse shows at Mohegan Sun and Nassau Coliseum go on presale today at 10 AM.

Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree is playing the Best Buy Theater on April 26. Tickets go on presale today at 10 AM (password: "RAVEN").

Tickets for the shows Miguel is opening for Alicia Keys at Barclays Center and MSG go on AEG/Venue/Radio presales today at 10 AM (password: "ONFIRE").

De La Soul and DOOM were just added to the TV On the Radio-curated ATP happening in the UK in May; and Tom Tom Club, Rhys Chatham, and William Basinski were added to the Deerhunter-curated ATP happening the UK in June. Tickets for both are on sale at ATP's site.

Browse the "tickets on sale" tag for more recently announced NYC shows.