Metal Wani’s Daniel Jaramillo had a chat to ex-Porcupine Tree frontman and Prog mastermind Steven Wilson about his upcoming Australian tour promoting his latest album To The Bone. He talks about the visual spectacle and spectacular quadrophonic sound involved in his live shows, the standards he sets himself when it comes to putting on a tour, the role cinema plays in creating his music and enhancing the live show experience to how music and multimedia are more compatible than ever before. He also talks about how his role as a bandleader has changed over time and the great chemistry he has with his current band.
Steven reflects on To The Bone’s polarizing fan reaction just over a year after the release of the album and how the songs have been received in the live shows. He talks about imagining himself as an arena act with songs like “Permanating” having a euphoric quality that could work well in front of a massive audience as well as sharing his thoughts on the state of contemporary rock in an age of endless music consumerism and creating your own personal playlists on streaming services.
Steven ends the interview by revealing who he would still love to collaborate with and whose albums he would love to remix plus what the future holds for his incredible music career and how his songs with Porcupine Tree still go down well in his live shows.
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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