Steven Wilson Releases New Song “The Birthday Party”: Creates Visual Ghost Story

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Prog-master Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) has unveiled a new song entitled “The Birthday Party”. The video is incredibly interesting as it also includes a short ghost story by the same name that was written by Wilson. The music serves to fit the mood of the tale of a little girl named Victoria who plays a game of hide-and-seek on her birthday only to have it end in a rather unexpected way. It’s a tale that is very reminiscent of something out of Schwartz/Gammell’s The Scary Stories Treasury. You can watch/read/listen below.

“The Birthday Party” comes from the deluxe book edition of Wilson’s upcoming solo album The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), which comes out Feb. 25th and was produced by the legendary Alan Parsons. The deluxe book edition is now sold out but other copies are available for pre-order here.

Wilson’s current recording/touring lineup consists of Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar, Marco Minnemann – drums, Adam Holzman – keyboards, Theo Travis – saxophone / flute.

The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) track list:
1. Luminol (12.10)
2. Drive Home (7.37)
3. The Holy Drinker (10.13)
4. The Pin Drop (5.03)
5. The Watchmaker (11.43)
6. The Raven that Refused to Sing (7.57)

Tour dates:
01/03/13 — Manchester Academy 2
02/03/13 — Glasgow ABC
04/03/13 — London Royal Festival Hall
08/03/13 — Paris Le Trianon
10/03/13 — Cologne Live Music Hall
11/03/13 — Amsterdam Rabizaal
12/03/13 — Antwerp Arenbergshouwburg
14/03/13 — Hamburg CCH (Saal 2)
16/03/13 — Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan
18/03/13 — Oslo Sentrum Scene
19/03/13 — Copenhagen VEGA (main hall)
21/03/13 — Berlin Huxley’s
22/03/13 — Essen Colosseum
23/03/13 — Frankfurt Hugenotthalle
25/03/13 — Stuttgart Theatrehaus
26/03/13 — Munich Alte Kongresshalle
27/03/13 — Zurich Volkhaus
28/03/13 — Milan Teatro Della Luna
16/04/13 — Tampa, Florida – The State Theater
17/04/13 — Atlanta, Georgia – The Variety Playhouse
19/04/13 — Glenside, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
20/04/13 — Washington, Washington D.C. – Howard Theatre
21/04/13 — Buffalo, New York – Town Ballroom
23/04/13 — Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
25/04/13 — Montreal, Quebec – Club-Soda
26/04/13 — New York City, New York – Best Buy Theater
27/04/13 — Boston, Massachusetts – Berklee Performance Center
28/04/13 — New York, Albany, Upstate Concert Hall *with OPETH and KATATONIA
30/04/13 — Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – Mr Small’s
02/05/13 — Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues Cleveland
03/05/13 — Chicago, Illinois – Park West
04/05/13 — Minneapolis, Minnesota – The Fine Line
06/05/13 — Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Theater
09/05/13 — San Francisco, California – The Fillmore
10/05/13 — Los Angeles, California – Club Nokia
14/05/13 — Mexico City – Teatro Metropolitan

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  • Mr.Mirage

    Chicago and/or Cleveland… Close enough for me to go! Maybe, maybe, please God let me have the money.

    BTW: for the record (pun!), for the uninitiated, this is the Other Genius Last Name Of Wilson…