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End of Tour Update by Steven Wilson

5th December 2013

The Raven that Refused to Sing tour finally came to an end in Poland last weekend, and I’d like to thank everyone that came along to the final run of shows over the last 6 weeks or so. Once again I was blown away that almost every night we played to packed venues of appreciative and passionate music fans, I don’t think I can remember a more pleasurable touring experience, and I know the rest of the band felt the same. It was particularly inspiring to premiere the two new pieces and receive such positive feedback for both, which gives me great encouragement going back to writing for the next record.

The success of The Raven album will be a tough act to follow, and writing a worthy follow up will occupy most of my time over the next 6 months (I plan to record some time next Summer). There won’t be anything in the way of new music from me until then, but there will be some reissues of older music, including some more classic album remixes. Plus there will be a handful of Blackfield shows in February that I will be taking part in, more news on that soon.

Attached are some photos from the final show in Zabrze taken by Grzegorz Chorus, and a backstage shot of the band taken by Lasse Hoile in Denmark.