Steven Wilson has announced arena dates for his 2020 ‘The Future Bites’ tour, including two UK dates at London’s O2 and the Nottingham Arena for September. These will be the biggest venues Wilson has played following his tour for 2017’s To The Bone album.
“Every time I make a new album, it’s hugely important for me that it holds a unique place in my catalogue and won’t simply be more of the same,” says Wilson of his forthcoming sixth solo album, details of which are still to be confirmed. “Moving into the third decade of the 21st century and my second decade as a touring solo artist, it felt like time to apply the same philosophy to the live experience.
“I want to challenge myself to create something that confronts my own notions (and hopefully the audience’s too) of how to present my music in a concert situation. This has become ‘The Future Bites’ – a series of special events at larger venues, something on a grander and more immersive scale. I’m already hugely excited about them!”
Tickets for all shows go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday 25th October. For further information on all Steven Wilson’s forthcoming shows, please visit the artist’s official website.
Steven Wilson is best known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the prog-rock band Porcupine Tree. Since his first solo album Insurgentes in 2008 Wilson has been a successful solo artist with a discography five records deep. His musical honours include four Grammy Award nominations and, in 2015, he received three awards at the Progressive Music Awards in London for his services to the genre, where he was crowned “the king of prog rock.”
Steven Wilson plays the following UK and European dates on his ‘The Future Bites’ tour:
17 September: Nottingham Arena, UK
19 September: London O2 Arena, UK
21 September: Paris Zenith, France
23 September: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
25 September: Oberhausen Kopi Arena, Germany
26 September: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
28 September: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
30 September: Warsaw, Torwar, Poland.