After the phenomenal success of Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour of North America earlier this year, he has announced that he will be returning for more live shows in March 2016.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. received universal praise from media and fans alike rewarding Steven Wilson his highest chart positions worldwide including USA – #39 Billboard Top 200, Canada #24, UK #13 ,Germany # 3, Netherlands #2 & Finland #4 national album charts.
January 22, 2016 will also see Steven Wilson releasing a new album – 4 ½, – so titled because it forms an interim release between Steven’s recently released fourth album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and the next studio album.
4 of the 6 tracks that form 4 ½ , originated during the sessions for Hand. Cannot. Erase., and one from the recording sessions for the previous album The Raven that Refused to Sing. The final track is a version of Don’t Hate Me, a song originally recorded by Porcupine Tree in 1998, and is based on a live recording made on the recent tour of Europe with additional recording later done in the studio. The vocals on this new version are sung as a duet between Steven and Ninet Tayeb.
4 ½ will be released by Kscope on CD, 180 gram vinyl, and blu-ray, with all formats housed in a beautiful die-cut sleeve photographed by Lasse Hoile and designed by Carl Glover. The blu-ray (audio only) edition includes high res stereo, a 5.1 mix of the album, and a bonus 5.1 mix of the new version of Lazarus (recently included on the Transience vinyl compilation). The vinyl edition will include a download code for the album in a choice of FLAC or mp3. The album will also be available digitally on 22nd January from Itunes, Amazon, Google Play & Apple Music.
Tues 1st March – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Weds 2nd March – Montreal, QC – St-Denis Theatre
Thurs 3rd March – Albany, NY – The Egg
Fri 4th March – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Sat 5th March – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Mon 7th March – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Tues 8th March – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre