Saturday, 16 August 2014

Porcupine Tree 6th Dec 2009 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

This was a strange one. My curiosity to see Porcupine Tree was half due to their interesting progressive sound and half due to Steve Wilson and his contributions as producer to many Opeth albums (not to mention the Storm Corrosion project. The wired bit was when an official announcement came out a few minutes before they took to the stage instructing that anyone attempting to record, take photos or videos of the band would be physically ejected from the venue as the band find that it distracts them from their performance. The way it was put, it felt like we were at a Simon Rattle concerto, not a rock concert...



Anyway, they were good. Played their latest concept album in its entirety (I think) then stuff from past albums including “Fear of a Blank Planet.” They were actually far less pretentious than the original announcement had suggested and are fantastic musicians. Well worth the time to see.

7.5 out of 10

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