By on March 9, 2013



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. 


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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


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.