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