Progressive rock’s international ambassador, Steven Wilson, has an impressive first week with his critically acclaimed third studio album, The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories). Wilson’s first week sales put him north of 10k, landing on four Billboard charts in north America: #57 Billboard Top 200, #17 Top Rock, #3 Top Internet, and at #42 Top 200 CANADA.
Last week Wilson’s The Raven debuted at #28 on the British Album Chart and #1 on iTunes rock album chart.
Wilson has just launched his world tour of The Raven with stops in multiple cities throughout Europe in March, arriving in the states on April 16 in Tampa, FL.
The Raven That Refused to Sing explodes into life with a stripped-down art-rock thud before morphing seamlessly into all manner of wildly evocative soundscapes, melodic crescendos and mellotron-drenched fever dreams. – 5 stars – The Guardian
The breadth and scope of Raven represent Steven Wilson at the height of his creative powers, where surround sound music and mixing has reached a heretofore unheard aural apex. Our ever-searching ears are lucky to be consistently challenged and rewarded by this man’s muse. – Sound and Vision
A progressive masterpiece. – Classic Rock
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 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 RadioCityMusic Hall in New York. Following the release of his sophomore 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 torchbearer of his influences and illuminates a path to music’s heralded past.
For more information please visit www.stevenwilsonhq.com
Spring 2013 North American Tour Dates:
April 16 Tampa, Florida The State Theater
April 17 Atlanta The Variety Playhouse
April 19 Glenside Keswick Theatre
April 20 WashingtonD.C. HowardTheatre
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 BerkleePerformanceCenter
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