Man, it’s a great time to be a music fan in Australia right now. In addition to the Yngwie Malmsteen clinic tour and Gus G’s Firewind tour, we’re about to be treated to a three-show mini-tour by Steven Wilson and band, including Guthrie Govan and Chad Wackerman. Wilson will be touring in support of his most recent album, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), as well as his other solo albums, Insurgentes and Grace For Drowning. More info – including VIP Meet & Greet packages – below or visit Metropolis Touring’s website. Tickets are on sale 9am Tuesday August 13.
Regarded as a visionary and one of the driving forces behind the modern progressive rock / metal movement, Steven Wilson, the man who created Porcupine Tree, is an eclectic and prolific artist. Witnessing a Steven Wilson live performance is to be engulfed by mind bending visuals and a bombastic aural surroundscape leaving audiences captivated and breathlessly longing for more.
Here’s a short-list of the Steven Wilson’s accomplishments:
- Performer – Blackfield, No-Man, Storm Corrosion (with Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt), Incredible Expanding Mindfuck, Bass Communion, and of course, Porcupine Tree
- Surround Re-mix – King Crimson (8 albums), XTC, Jethro Tull, Caravan, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Hawkwind, Yes
- Producer &/or Mix – Opeth, OSI, Fish, Orphaned Land, Ian Anderson, Marillion, Anathema.
The performances will be primarily comprised of material from Wilson’s 3 solo releases –Insurgentes, Grace For Drowning and focusing predominantly his acclaimed latest album –The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). Accompanying Wilson will be a collective of world class calibre musicians, and the sound in the room will be delivered in surround with isolated instruments bursting from every corner of the room – something few have attempted since Pink Floyd’s heyday.
When I made my first solo album Insurgentes, the idea was to combine everything, different facets of my musical interest… it had elements of the progressive side of things, of course, but also the drone, the noise, the metal, the industrial, the electronica, the piano ballads…”
I’m writing very much with a specific group of musicians in mind, now that I know what they’re capable of! It’s forced me to think about writing music that is beyond me as a musician. I couldn’t play this music myself but I can think it! One of the great rewards of being a musician is to challenge yourself. No one wants to be treading water. You want to be constantly evolving.”
Be prepared to experience something the likes of which you will never have heard nor seen before. Steven Wilson that will leave you spellbound with a performance you will remember forever.
Do not even think about missing this show. We are talking gig of the year.
And don’t mess about either – these shows will sell out quickly….
‘I collected my jaw from the ground and walked out slightly dazed. Steven Wilson does it again.’ – Pure Grain Audio.com
Steven Wilson and the Band (Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Theo Travis) Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet Packages
Only $199 + bf and includes
1 x Ticket (Please note you will not receive a physical ticket. Your name will be on an Oztix VIP List)
VIP entry at the venue (no need to queue)
Exclusive Meet & Greet with Steven Wilson
Official Commemorative Meet and Greet Laminate
Limited Edition A3 thick card stock tour poster (not for sale)
3 items signed by Steven Wilson
A photo with Steven Wilson on your personal camera