‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

Steven Wilson has announced that a short February tour through Europe will be his last with Blackfield, the prog-pop band he co-counded with Aviv Geffen in 2000.

Wilson credits “increasing activities with my solo work and other new projects” for his move away from Blackfield, which began as a collaborative effort over the course of the Blackfield I and Blackfield II albums early on. Geffen has since taken over leadership of the band for the Welcome to my DNA and Blackfield IV projects. The latter, released in 2012, only features Wilson as a guest performer.

“These will be my final shows with Blackfield, and for this reason the set list will draw mainly from the first two albums, which were the ones that myself and Aviv Geffen collaborated on most closely,” Wilson says. “Aviv will continue recording and touring as Blackfield with new collaborators, but for me this is going to be a thank you and ‘farewell.’”

Blackfield will play six cities in seven days, beginning on February 5 in London. The group will also play Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin and Krakow through February 11, 2014.

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