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(Los Angeles, CA), April 15, 2013 – One of the most celebrated artists of the past decade, progressive rock torchbearer Steven Wilson, has included a string of in-store appearances to coincide with his sold-out North American tour, launching Tuesday, April 16 at The State Theater in Tampa, Florida. The appearances (listed below) will include a limited edition Record Store Day exclusive 12” Picture Disc, featuring the demo versions of two tracks from his most recent release, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (Kscope). These demo versions have never been available on vinyl and will be pressed on a heavyweight (180g) picture disc. This release will be strictly limited and will feature the following tracks:

SIDE 1 – Luminol (13.05)
SIDE 2 – The Watchmaker (12.25)

For this leg of the North America tour, Jazz fusion and rock drummer Chad Wackerman will be filling the drum seat of Marco Minnemann. Fans and critics are invited to arrive early as there is no support act but before the set there is a visual and musical element that you are invited to experience to set the tone for the evening. Full routing listed below. The following link is a glimpse into rehearsal for the tour:

The following is a link to the stunning video for “The Raven That Refused To Sing”:

Wilson’s third solo album, The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories), released February 25, 2013 on Kscope and featured a limited 4-disc deluxe edition (Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD) packaged in an impressive 128-page hardback book containing lyrics, short stories by Wilson, and haunting images and illustrations by Hajo Mueller. Standard double vinyl, CD and Blu-Ray editions are also available.

Best known as founder and front man of British rock act Porcupine Tree, four-time Grammy nominee Steven Wilson has produced and collaborated with artists as diverse as Opeth, Blackfield, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson. Porcupine Tree’s last studio album went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the tour climaxed with sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Following the release of his solo effort Grace For Drowning, Steven embarked on his first ever solo tour, assembling a virtuoso band, featuring Marco Minnemann (drums), Nick Beggs (bass), Theo Travis (flute and sax), Adam Holzman (keys) and Niko Tsonev (guitars), to accompany him. With the addition of Guthrie Govan (guitar) and legendary producer / engineer Alan Parsons, Wilson emerges as the modern torch-bearer of his influences and illuminates a path to music’s heralded past.



Tuesday, April 16
Daddy Kool Records
666 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL 33701

Wednesday, April 17
Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30307

Sunday, April 21
Record Theatre
1800 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14208

Saturday, April 27
Newbury Comics
Harvard Square 

36 JFK St.
Cambridge MA 02138

Tuesday, April 30
The Exchange
5858 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Thursday, May 2
Record Den
7661 Mentor Ave
Mentor OH 44060

Wednesday, May 8
6pm-7pm acoustic performance
Amoeba Records
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117



Spring 2013 North American Tour Dates:


April 16             Tampa, Florida              The State Theater

April 17             Atlanta                          The Variety Playhouse

April 19             Glenside, PA                  Keswick Theatre

April 20             Washington D.C.            Howard Theatre

April 21             Buffalo                          Town Ballroom

April 23             Toronto, Ontario            Phoenix Concert Theatre

April 25             Montreal, Quebec           Club-Soda

April 26             New York City                Best Buy Theater

April 27             Boston                           Berklee Performance Center

April 28th          Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall (with Opeth & Katatonia)

April 30             Pittsburgh                      Mr Small’s

May 2                Cleveland                      House of Blues

May 3                Chicago                         Park West

May 4                Minneapolis                   The Fine Line

May 6                Boulder                         Boulder Theater

May 9                San Francisco                The Fillmore

May 10              Los Angeles                   Club Nokia

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