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PORCUPINE TREE releases video for single 'Rats Return'

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PORCUPINE TREE has shared “Rats Return”, the latest track from its new album, “Closure/Continuation”, due on June 24 via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records. An official music video directed by Ricky Allen is now released below.

Watch “Rats Return” below.

‘Rats Return’ is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest,” says PORCUPINE TREE founder Steven Wilson. “I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first.”

Watch the previously released “Of The New Day’ below.

Also watch the previously released “Harridan” below.

“Closure/Continuation” will be available as a seven-track standard CD, standard black vinyl 2×12″ LP, white vinyl 2×12″ LP, transparent blue vinyl 2×12″ LP, limited edition white cassette, and digital download. A limited audiophile deluxe LP will also be available, cut at 45rpm on 3×12″ clear vinyl in 12″ slipcase box with two bonus tracks; a limited audiophile deluxe CD in 12″ slipcase box will include the standard CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and album instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio versions of the album, and an exclusive album art book. Pre-orders are available now.

“Closure/Continuation” — which follows 2009’s best-selling “The Incident” — includes such recently released singles as “Herd Culling”“Of The New Day” and the labyrinthine “Harridan”, all available now at DSPs and streaming services. An array of official lyric videos, visualizers, and exclusive “Gear Talk” conversations with Steven WilsonRichard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison are streaming now at YouTube. Highlights include a stunning session performance of “Of The New Day”, filmed and recorded earlier this year at London’s world-famous AIR Studios.

CLOSURE/CONTINUATION FORMATSOver a decade in the making, ‘Closure/Continuation’ is due for release on Music For Nations/Sony on 24th June 2022. It will be available as a seven track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl  as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book.

– Standard CD– Limited Audiophile deluxe CD in 12” slipcase box (standard CD, second disc with 3 extra tracks and instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio PLUS exclusive album art book)– Standard LP (2 x black 12”)– Coloured Vinyl (Coloured vinyl (2 x white 12”)White) [Bricks and Mortar Exclusive]– Coloured Vinyl (Black and White Swirl) [Spotify “Fan First” Exclusive]– Coloured Vinyl) (2 x transparent blue 12”) [D2C Exclusive]– Limited Audiophile deluxe LP in 12” slipcase box (9 track album cut at 45rpm on 3 x clear 12”)[D2C Exclusive]– Cassette (White) [D2C Exclusive]– Digital download and streaming platforms


PORCUPINE TREE will celebrate its long-overdue return with a wide-ranging global tour — the legendary group’s first since October 2010. Presented by Live Nation and Paladin Artists, North and South American dates begin September 10 at Toronto, Ontario’s Meridian Hall and then continue through performances in Mexico City, Mexico (October 4) and Santiago, Chile (October 7). European dates get underway October 21 in Berlin, Germany and then culminate at London’s world famous SSE Arena, Wembley on November 11.

PORCUPINE TREE European tour 2022:

Oct. 21 – Berlin, DE – Max Schmelinghalle
Oct. 23 – Vienna, AU – Gasometer
Oct. 24 – Milan, IT – Forum
Oct. 27 – Stockholm, SW – Globe
Oct. 28 – Copenhagen, DK – Falkoner Theatre
Oct. 30 – Katowice, PO – Spodek Hall
Nov. 02 – Paris, FR – Le Zenith
Nov. 04 – Stuttgart, DE – Porsche Arena
Nov. 06 – Oberhausen, DE – KP Arena
Nov. 07 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggodome (click for pre-sale)
Nov. 09 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
Nov. 11 – London, UK – SSE Arena, Wembley

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