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Steven Wilson prepares to bring epic live show Down Under!

Photo courtesy of Hajo Mueller

Reflecting on an illustrious career lasting over 30 years, virtuoso Steven Wilson is gearing up to bring an unforgettable evening of music to Australia in early November.  When Music Injection Aus asked about what to expect from these shows, Steven told us “a three-hour show with material from across my career. Some of these songs will be well known, but I’ll also be drawing from my back catalogue and hopefully offering up a few surprises for the fans!”.

Known for his ear for detail when mixing, mastering, and engineering for other artists, Steven mused that “preparing for these live shows is difficult, but once [touring] starts, it is like a well-rehearsed machine. I like to do the hard work in rehearsing rather than on the road”. He makes no secret of the fact that he enjoys music production the most of all, but says he is “extremely excited to come down to Australia and perform”. On a side note, many will be pleased to know that Steven is in talks with longtime friend and collaborator Mikael Akerfeldt in producing another Opeth record. He also has to say of working with Mikael: “I would love to do another Storm Corrosion record! I think though, we would have to call it by another name. We wrote that album to go with other works we’d both put out at the time, and now that we’ve closed the book on it, we would take it somewhere else”.

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Photo courtesy of Hajo Mueller

However, it is the current record from his solo project, To The Bone, as well as a suite of songs from past solo albums and his works with the legendary Porcupine Tree, that Steven will be bringing to fans across the country. When prodded about how he sees his career in hindsight, and if he is happy with where he is at, he concedes “on one hand, I’m extremely happy [but] part of me does think about the ‘what if’ though, you know? I sometimes wonder if maybe I could have played a bigger stadium, or to more people [but] I love what I do”. Steven is also quick to point out that “the reception to the new album, To The Bone, has been staggering” and isn’t phased by people finding it too pop-driven.

Joining Steven will be a cast of talented musicians including Alex Hutchings on guitar, Nick Beggs on bass, Craig Blundell behind the drums, and Adam Holmes on the keys. An Evening With Steven Wilson kicks off on the 8th of November in Brisbane, and is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

David Roy Williams Presents:

 An evening with:

Acclaimed Modernist Art-Rock architect Steven Wilson returns to Australia and New Zealand to present his most spectacular show yet, with four astonishing audio-visual extravaganzas.

Following the release of ‘To The Bone’, his most successful album to date, Steven will perform 3hrs of mesmerising music drawn from both his recent catalogue, as well as classic Porcupine Tree songs, some of which have never previously been performed by his solo band.

Those whom have previously witnessed Steven Wilson live in concert will already be acquainted with the breathtaking wonderment and beauty of Steven’s lavish mindscape, which provides a perfect adjunct to his otherworldly music. Steven has outdone even the magnificence of previous tours to present an awe-inspiring kaleidoscope of evocative imagery and colour.

 

As well as cinematic visuals and driving futurist rock, aficionados will be treated to the astounding musicianship of Steven’s band. Spectral electronics, gut wrenching sub-harmonics, pounding drums, elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars are a staple of Steven’s concerts. Steven’s band for these dates is: Nick Beggs (Bass), Craig Blundell (Drums),Adam Holzman (Keyboards) & Alex Hutchings (Guitar).

Join Steven Wilson this November for what will uncountably be a series of concerts never to be forgotten.

“An absolute triumph both sonically, musically and visually.  This was top class stuff and you`ll be hard pushed to see a better show this year.” Metal Express

“Wilson is one of the most prolific and unrivalled artists of our time” Planet Rock

“Who needs drugs when you can have your mind blown by the King of Prog?” Maximum Volume Music

“Where do I begin? This spectacle took things to a whole different level. The best gig I’ve been to in many years!”Midlandsmetalheads.com

Photography and video whether by phone, camera or any other device is strictly prohibited for this concert.

Steven Wilson Tour Dates

Brisbane – Thursday 8th November – Eatons

Sydney – Friday 9th November – Enmore Theatre

Saturday 10th November – Melbourne, Palais Theatre

Monday 12th November – Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre

Tickets

Presale Start – Tuesday 8th May – 10.00am local time

Presale End – Thursday 10th May –  9am

General Onsale – Thursday 10th May – 10.00am local time

Tickets available from  www.davidroywilliams.com

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VIP tickets are available for purchase as an additional ticket for this tour.

Gold VIP includes:

Admission to Q&A Session

Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster

Official commemorative Steven Wilson guitar pick

Official commemorative Steven Wilson VIP Laminate

Priority Access to the Venue

Platinum VIP (limited to 20 per show) includes:

Meet Steven Wilson
Photo with Steven Wilson

2 items signed by Steven Wilson

Admission to Q&A Session

Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster

Official commemorative Steven Wilson guitar pick

Official commemorative Steven Wilson VIP Laminate

Priority Access to the Venue

Questions for Q&A will be selected from those submitted to DRW Entertainment by VIPs via email and will be proffered by a moderator.

Steven’s band will not attend Meet and Greet, nor Q&A session.

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