Steven Wilson has announced details of a live film, Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due for release on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD +2CD and digital video and audio on 2 November through Eagle Rock Entertainment and limited edition deluxe vinyl via Caroline International on 22 March 2019. You can watch the trailer below.
At the end of March 2018, the four times Grammy-nominated Wilson played a sell-out three night residency at one of the world’s most iconic venues: London’s Royal Albert Hall. Coming at the tail end of a lengthy European tour, these concerts were the crowning achievement of an incredible seven-month period that began with the release of Wilson’s fifth album, To The Bone, described as “His best and most complete solo album yet” by Classic Rock. Released in August 2017, To The Bone charted at No 3 in the UK and went top 10 all over Europe, rapidly becoming the biggest selling record in Wilson’s singular thirty-year recording career.
The three Albert Hall shows saw Wilson and his virtuoso band present the songs from To The Bone and many more from a deep dive into his extensive back catalogue as part of visually and sonically immersive experience. There, brain-twisting visuals met expansive 4D sound, making this most traditional of English venues feel like it was hosting a very different kind of Prom – more communion than concert. It wasn’t surprising that The Sun described the gig as “one of the best shows of the year – and it’s only March”.
Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall captures the last show of the three-night run and includes nearly 3 hours of live performance. The concert film release is put together from footage filmed on multiple cameras from every conceivable angle in the auditorium and on the stage, and the sound has been specially mixed by Steven Wilson in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo.
Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is out on 2 November and can be bought here.