MIKE PORTNOY to Join BIGELF on European Fall Tour

Bigelf

Drummer Mike Portnoy will be joining Bigelf for the selected dates on the band’s upcoming European tour, although it was previously announced that the drummer won’t be a part of the touring line-up.

Bigelf‘s Damon Fox brought the drummer in to record their long-awaited fourth album, Into the Maelstrom, and admitted the record might not have happened without the ex-Dream Theater‘s man’s support.

Fox said in 2013: “I had been keeping in close touch with Mike after his public and difficult departure from Dream Theater. My musical future seemed bleak and I was very vocal to him about not being able to sustain the band any longer.

He implored me to carry on. Recognising that I needed some new allies, I asked him he would help fight the good fight, and he readily agreed.

Wed 29 October 2014 – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, HOLLAND w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Thu 30 October 2014 – Dortmund FZW, Dortmund, GERMANY w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Sat 01 November 2014 – Z7, Pratteln, SWITZERLAND w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Sun 02 November 2014 – Nachtleben, Frankfurt, GERMANY w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Mon 03 November 2014 – Strom, Munich, GERMANY w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Tue 04 November 2014 – Legend Club, Milan, ITALY w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Thu 06 November 2014 – Razzmatazz 3 Barcelona, SPAIN w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Fri 07 November 2014 – Copérnico, Madrid, SPAIN w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Sat 08 November 2014 – Sonora, Bilbao, SPAIN w/ MIKE PORTNOY
Fri 14 November 2014 – Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
Sat 15 November 2014 – Hard Rock Hell 7, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK
Mon 17 November 2014 – Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Tues 18 November 2014 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
Wed 19 November 2014 – The Garage, London, UK

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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