Porcupine Tree Tickets Through the Years
I am a huge fan of and of progressive rock and, aside from seeing Yes (see here) and going to the North East Art Rock Festival (see here), the band that I have seen the most is Porcupine Tree. I became aware of Porcupine Tree in the mid-90s, and enjoyed them, but my first time seeing them live was at NEARFest 2001 (see here) and was blown away by their artistry and power (they broke the ceiling lights!). In addition to NEARFest 2001 and the shows below, I also saw them open for Yes (see here), which was a tremendous show and very exciting to me, even though the confluence of those two bands was a little dissonant (Yes being positive and happy whilst Porcupine Tree being depressing and aggressive). Porcupine Tree presents an interesting combination of Pink Floyd, Tool, and Radiohead; music with a modern psychedelic feel and electronic flair played on heavy metal sounding guitars, led by a charismatic front man, Steven Wilson, who performs shoeless and completely enveloped in the art he is trying to create on stage. So, after many years of seeing them, I thought it would be fun to post my old tickets from those shows. They are posted below. Enjoy!