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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Steven Wilson - Perfect Life

Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. Deluxe Edition Reveal

tracklist:
1 First Regret (2:01)
2 3 Years Older (10:18)
3 Hand Cannot Erase (4:13)
4 Perfect Life (4:43)
5 Routine (8:58)
6 Home Invasion (6:24)
7 Regret #9 (5:01)
8 Transience (2:45)
9 Ancestral (13:30)
10 Happy Returns (6:00)
11 Ascendant Here On... (1:54)

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Steven Wilson -- 2015-2016 Tour Dates
May 28 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
May 29 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
May 30 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
May 31 Grand Opera House-DE Wilmington, DE
Jun 02 The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA Greensburg, PA
Jun 03 The Palace Theater Greensburg Greensburg, PA
Jun 04 Park West Chicago, IL
Jun 05 Park West Chicago, IL
Jun 06 Park West Parking Lots Chicago, IL
Jun 07 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Jun 08 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis Parking Lots Minneapolis, MN
Jun 09 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Jun 10 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
Jun 11 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Jun 12 City National Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Jun 13 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Jun 14 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
Jun 15 The Warfield Parking Lots San Francisco, CA
Jun 16 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Jun 17 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Jun 18 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Jun 20 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Jun 21 Vogue Theatre-Vancouver Vancouver, Canada
Jun 22 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, Canada
Jun 23 MacEwan Hall Calgary, Canada
Jun 24 Theatre Junction GRAND Calgary, Canada
Jun 26 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Jun 27 Métropolis Montreal, Canada
Jun 28 Métropolis Montreal, Canada
Jun 29 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
Jun 30 Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy Gatineau, Canada
Jul 17 STADE DES BURGONDES Saint Julien En Genevois, France
Sep 16 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Sep 17 Teatre BARTS Barcelona Arts on Stage Barcelona, Spain
Sep 20 Komplex 457 Zurich, Switzerland
Sep 21 Teatro A. Ponchielli Cremona, Italy
Sep 22 Auditorium Conciliazione Rome Rm, Italy
Sep 24 FRI-SON Fribourg, Switzerland
Sep 26 Théâtre Sébastopol Lille, France
Sep 28 Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom
Sep 29 Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom
Jan 12 Liederhalle Hegelsaal Stuttgart, Germany
Jan 13 Philharmonie Munich, Germany
Jan 15 Jahunderthalle Bochum, Germany
Jan 16 CCH1 Hamburg, Germany
Jan 18 Tempodrom Berlin, Germany
Jan 19 Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 20 Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany
Jan 21 Swiss Life Halle Hannover, Germany
Jan 23 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Jan 25 Brighton Dome Brighton, United Kingdom
Jan 26 Colston Hall Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 27 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Jan 29 O2 Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan 30 Newcastle City Hall Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom