Porcupine Tree: DVD-A, EP, Vinyl, Tour

As you may recall, I landed a super-advance copy of Fear of a Blank Planet on DVD-Audio for an exclusive review in the May issue.

Herewith, today's press release.
-Ken Richardson

Porcupine Tree Marks Fall 2007 with Biggest-Ever U.S. Tour and New EP, Nil Recurring, featuring Robert Fripp

Special Audiophile and Collector's Versions of
Fear of a Blank Planet to be Released on DVD-A and Vinyl

8/16/07: This fall, Porcupine Tree will continue a momentous year of activity with its biggest-ever U.S. tour, a new EP, Nil Recurring, and the re-release of its groundbreaking album Fear of a Blank Planet on DVD-A and vinyl. Fear has quickly become the best-selling and best-reviewed album of the band's career, and they have already sold out one major U.S. tour in 2007.

Playing larger venues than on any previous U.S. visit, Porcupine Tree kicks off the fall tour October 3 in Orlando and will make stops at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on October 13 and at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans on October 26. At Voodoo Fest, they join a lineup that includes Rage Against the Machine, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Wilco.

On September 25, the band will release Nil Recurring, a 4-track EP written during the Fear of a Blank Planet sessions. The disc includes the title track, which features Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) on guitar, and "Cheating the Polygraph," which was premiered on the 2006 tour but subsequently left off the Fear of a Blank Planet album.

Porcupine Tree will also burnish its reputation for producing some of the best-sounding albums in the world when it releases a DVD-A of Fear of a Blank Planet September 25 in lossless 5.1 surround sound, as well as exclusive 5.1 mixes of four bonus tracks appearing on Nil Recurring.

Finally, on October 3, vinyl specialists ToneFloat will issue Fear of a Blank Planet as a 180-gram double vinyl edition. It will also include the tracks from the forthcoming Nil Recurring. In addition, a special limited edition of only 1,000 copies will be pressed on blue/black marbled 180-gram double vinyl, housed in a numbered picture slipcase, containing a glossy full-color 16-page 12x12-inch booklet. The limited edition will only be available directly through ToneFloat and the Porcupine Tree store (click here).

PORCUPINE TREE FALL 2007 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Wed 03 Oct - ORLANDO, HOUSE OF BLUES
Sat 06 Oct - MEXICO CITY, METROPOLITAN THEATER
Tue 09 Oct - NASHVILLE, CITY HALL
Wed 10 Oct - ASHEVILLE, ORANGE PEEL
Thu 11 Oct - RALEIGH, LINCOLN THEATER
Fri 12 Oct - WASHINGTON, STATE THEATER
Sat 13 Oct - NEW YORK, BEACON THEATER
Mon 15 Oct - QUEBEC, SALLE ALBERT - ROUSSEAU
Tue 16 Oct - TORONTO, THE PHOENIX
Thu 18 Oct - ALBANY, THE EGG
Fri 19 Oct - HARTFORD, WEBSTER THEATER
Sat 20 Oct - ATLANTIC CITY, THE SHELL AT TRUMP MARINA
Mon 22 Oct - CLEVELAND, HOB
Tue 23 Oct - CINCINNATI, BOGART'S
Fri 26 Oct - NEW ORLEANS, VOODOO FEST
Sat 27 Oct - HOUSTON, MERIDIAN
Sun 28 Oct - DALLAS, HOUSE OF BLUES
Mon 29 Oct - ATLANTA, ROXY

(Photo by Lasse Hoile.)

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