Porcupine Tree anesthetize London

Anesthetize, a new live film from Porcupine Tree is to be premiered at a special screening in the Prince Charles Cinema at London’s Leicester Square on Thursday May 20th at 7pm. The screening will be introduced by the band and filmmaker. Members of the band will also be available to sign copies of the film, which is being released on Kscope as 2disc set (DVD + Blu-Ray), following the screening.

A limited number of tickets for this special evening are available to purchase from the cinema (http://www.princecharlescinema.com / 0870 811 2559) for only £10 (plus 75p booking fee).

Anesthetize follows the band’s latest album The Incident which was released last year to massive critical acclaim. The album marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a Grammy nominated act and one of the world’s most revered live bands, currently selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. This 130 minute film captures the power of band’s live show. Directed by long-time collaborator Lasse Hoile, the film was recorded in high definition on multi-cameras over two nights at 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland in October 2008. The concerts featured tracks from throughout the band’s career until that point including a complete performance of the Fear Of A Blank Planet album.

Anesthetize collects the highlights from the two shows and presents them on both DVD and on Blu-Ray. It is only the band’s second DVD release and will be available on Kscope in May 2010 as either a 2-disc set (DVD + Blu-Ray) or as a single disc (DVD) release.

A limited 4-disc (DVD, Blu-Ray + 2CD) special edition version will also be available exclusively through the band’s website (http://www.porcupinetree.com). The special edition will take the form of a cloth bound hard back 120 page book featuring live photography of the band taken over the last 5 years. The CDs of the soundtrack also include one bonus track not featured in the film.

More info and a preview of the film is now online at http://www.kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree

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