Fans of prog rockers the Neal Morse Band have a couple of reasons to rejoice; one is the anticipation of a new album set to drop in January and the other is the announcement of dates for the band’s 2019 world tour. The North American leg of the tour is set to kick off Feb. 2 in Nashville, run through early March and include these shows:
Feb. 15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (Tickets)
Feb. 16 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 17 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury (Tickets)
March 7 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (Tickets)
After the North American leg of the tour ends, the Neal Morse Band will take a couple weeks off before embarking on a European leg that will run from March 24 through mid-April. The Neal Morse Band is Morse on vocals, keyboards and guitar, Mike Portnoy on drums and vocals, Bill Hubauer on keyboards, mandolin, sax and vocals, Eric Gillette on guitar and vocals and Randy George on bass and vocals. The guys will have new music to showcase on the tour as their upcoming release The Great Adventure will drop on Jan. 25, about a week before the jaunt begins.
Morse is one of the most prolific artists working in prog rock today; earlier this year he released a solo album called Life & Times and more recently the Neal Morse Band has released The Similitude of a Dream: Live in Tilburg 2017, a 2-CD/2-DVD set where the band performs the album The Similitude of a Dream live in its entirety. Also appended to the DVD portion of the set are three bonus tracks; “Momentum,” “The Call” and a track that originally appeared on the band’s 2004 release One, “Author of Confusion.”
For fans of music cruises, it has just been announced that the Neal Morse Band has been added to the roster of the next sailing of the floating prog rock festival Cruise to the Edge, set to sail Feb. 4-9 from Tampa to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. Some of the other acts set to perform on Cruise to the Edge are Yes, Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis, John Lodge of the Moody Blues, Spock’s Beard, Haken, Riverside, Jordan Rudess, the Adrian Belew Power Trio and many others.
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