Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson and Israeli mega-star Aviv Geffen have come together a third time as Blackfield for their new album Welcome to My DNA, released April 19 on Snapper/Kscope.
DNA will be instantly recognizable to fans of the duo. The 11 succinctly stated pop songs pair stark lyrics with lush, soulful melodies, all underpinned by Wilson’s crisp production.
The album was recorded mostly in the second half of 2010 in London and Tel Aviv, with the final mix completed in early January at Air Studio, London. Aviv explains, “we worked hard to make this album together; it wasn’t an email album. Steven came to Israel and I came to London. I believe it’s our best work so far and I’m really excited about going on stage with it.”
Joining Wilson and Geffen on DNA are Blackfield regulars Eran Mitelman (piano), Seffy Efrati (bass), and Tomer Z (drums).
Blackfield will tour North America beginning May 18, their first tour dates here in over four years. Full itinerary is below. Tickets go on sale soon.
Blackfield North American Tour Dates
- Wed 18 May - WASHINGTON, DC
- Thu 19 May - PHILADELPHIA, PA
- Fri 20 May - NEW YORK, NY
- Sat 21 May - BOSTON, MA
- Mon 23 May - MONTREAL, QC
- Tue 24 May - TORONTO, ON
- Wed 25 May - CLEVELAND, OH
- Fri 27 May - CHICAGO, IL
- Sat 28 May - DETROIT, MI
- Mon 30 May - VANCOUVER, BC
- Tue 31 May - SEATTLE, WA
- Wed 01 Jun - PORTLAND, OR
- Fri 03 Jun - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- Sat 04 Jun - LOS ANGELES, CA