Our UK friends, Porcupine Tree have once again paid a visit to the US presenting their latest studio masterpiece, "The Incident" in a live format. The Porcupine Tree concert experience is one like no other. It is as if you are watching a 3D music video with a few thousand of other people. Their live sound is so perfect and precise, you think they are almost miming to the music, but know they're not thanks to the small improvisations made throughout the performance.
The first set of the evening consisted of the band playing through their 10th studio album, the conceptual record called "The Incident" and then returning to stage after a brief intermission playing some of their classic favorites like "The Sound of Muzak" among others.
Not only is the music absolutely astounding, but it is accompanied by a video show that is both mind blowing, emotional and sometimes disturbing. The band has concocted a way to give the average concert goer an above-average experience. Even those who are not fans of the band or many not know who they are would be absolutely blown away.
Porcupine Tree, famous for raising the bar in the progressive rock arena have brought their own sound that could and does appeal to a wide audience of all ages.
The band will finish up their US leg of the tour on May 11th in Richmond, VA and continue on to Germany, Switzerland, Italy among many other countries into the fall.
For more information about Porcupine Tree and when they'll be returning, visit PorcupineTree.Com. If you missed the show, not to worry they've got you covered with the release of their 2nd live DVD coming out later this Spring. See their site for official details.
Listen to interviews from 2007 and 2010 with PT drummer, Gavin Harrison on BackstageMusician.Com along with an album review of "The Incident." (2010 interview available on the BackstageMusician.Com relaunch issue, May 4th)
Photographs by: Wayne Dennon Photography