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Steven Wilson to release The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) on February 26th

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Touring the world this Spring and offering a free download of the track “Luminol”

The highly respected British artist Steven Wilson releases his third solo album on Kscope on February 26 in North America (Feb 25 in UK/EU). The much anticipated new album, which is titled The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), was written last year between January and July and recorded in Los Angeles in September.

The opening track from the album, ‘Luminol’, is now available to download for free by signing up for the Kscope mailing list here:

A video of Steven and his band recording the track is also now streaming on the mini-site

Steven’s current band is a collection of stellar musicians: lead guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Nick Beggs, Marco Minnemann on the drums, Theo Travis playing saxophone/flute, and Adam Holzman on keyboards. The record has been engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons and consists of 6 songs, 3 of which are 10 minute plus epics and are based on stories of the supernatural.

The album will be released on CD, 2 disc set (CD & DVD-V), double vinyl, Blu-ray and as a deluxe 4 disc set.

The 2 disc edition of the album features the stereo mix of the album on CD plus a DVD-V with 24bit stereo files, plus 5.1 surround sound mixes of album.

The Blu-ray edition offers audiophiles the chance to experience the album in its full glory with 24bit stereo files, plus 5.1 mixes of album. The Blu-ray also features instrumental versions of the album tracks, plus bonus track.

The vinyl edition of the album is pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and is packaged a gatefold sleeve with printed inners.

The deluxe edition of the album comes in the form of a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories, illustrated by Hajo Mueller which contains 4 discs of audio content.

Pre-order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

Steven and his band hit the road touring in support of the new record all Spring

UK/EUROPE – March 2013
01/03/13 – Manchester Academy 2
02/03/13 – Glasgow ABC
04/03/13 – London Royal Festival Hall
08/03/13 – Paris Le Trianon
10/03/13 – Cologne Live Music Hall
11/03/13 – Amsterdam Rabizaal
12/03/13 – Antwerp Arenbergshouwburg
14/03/13 – Hamburg CCH (Saal 2)
16/03/13 – Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan
18/03/13 – Oslo Sentrum Scene
19/03/13 – Copenhagen VEGA (main hall)
21/03/13 – Berlin Huxley’s
22/03/13 – Essen Colosseum
23/03/13 – Frankfurt Hugenotthalle
25/03/13 – Stuttgart Theatrehaus
26/03/13 – Munich Alte Kongresshalle
27/03/13 – Zurich Volkhaus
28/03/13 – Milan Teatro Della Luna

NORTH AMERICA – April/May 2013
16/04/13 Tampa, Florida – The State Theater
17/04/13 Atlanta, Georgia – The Variety Playhouse
19/04/13 Glenside, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
20/04/13 Washington, Washington D.C. – Howard Theatre
21/04/13 Buffalo, New York – Town Ballroom
23/04/13 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
25/04/13 Montreal, Quebec – Club-Soda
26/04/13 New York City, New York – Best Buy Theater
27/04/13 Boston, Massachusetts – Berklee Performance Center
28/04/13 New York, Albany, Upstate Concert Hall *with OPETH & KATATONIA
30/04/13 Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – Mr Small’s
02/05/13 Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues Cleveland
03/05/13 Chicago, Illinois – Park West
04/05/13 Minneapolis, Minnesota – The Fine Line
06/05/13 Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Theater
09/05/13 San Francisco, California – The Fillmore
10/05/13 Los Angeles, California – Club Nokia
14/05/13 Mexico City – Teatro Metropolitan

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