Steven Wilson’s Songs & Stories

The founder and frontman of British rock band Porcupine Tree has slotted a second leg of dates for his 2013 world tour in support of his third full-length solo album. Following a jaunt through Europe, Steven Wilson is heading to North America in April.

His latest solo effort, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), is due out Feb. 25. A limited 4-disc deluxe edition (Blue-ray, DVD and two CDs) package will be available, packaged in a 128-page hardcover book that includes lyrics, short stories by Wilson and images and illustrations by Hajo Mueller.

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Wilson will be joined on tour by the same band that record the new album – Guthrie Govan (lead guitar), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Theo Travis (flutes, saxes), Nick Beggs (bass guitar, stick), and Marco Minnemann (drums). Wilson promises that the visual elements of the gigs will be taken to the next level, “making the show even more of a cinematic experience.”

The North American tour kicks off April 16 in Florida. Here’s the schedule.

April 16 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre    
April 17 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse    
April 19 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
April 20 – Washington, D.C., The Howard Theatre    
April 21 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom    
April 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre    
April 25 – Montreal, Quebec, Club Soda    
April 26 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater    
April 27 – Boston, Mass., Berklee Performance Center    
April 30 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre    
May 2 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues    
May 3 – Chicago, Ill., Park West    
May 4 – Minneapolis, Minn., Fine Line Music Cafe    
May 6 – Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater    
May 9 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore    
May 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia
May 14 – Mexico City, Mexico, Teatro Metropolitan

Most dates are on sale now. A presale for Cleveland begins Jan. 9. Tickets for Atlanta, Minneapolis and Cleveland go on sale to the general public Jan. 11. 

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