Mike Portnoy Joins Neal Morse For The Flower Kings Tour

Mike Portnoy will be part of the Neal Morse Band for their European tour with the Flower Kings, the drummer has confirmed.

The double-top Prog-sponsored tour already reunited Transatlantic collaborators Morse and Roine Stolt – now another member of the supergroup will be part of their February-March trek.

Portnoy says in a brief statement: “Good news for my prog fans in Europe! I’m happy to announce I will be playing with Neal Morse for the NM/Flower Kings tour.”

Flower Kings mainman Stolt recently told Prog Magazine the shows will consist of members of both bands guesting on each others’ tracks, with a Transatlantic-themed finale every night.

He said: “We want to make a very special tour – to revive a bit of the early spirit of prog, when music was about jamming, friendship and fun. I can see lots of cool interaction that will culminate in a grand finale of Transatlantic music every night.”

Meanwhile, in a fan Q&A last week, Portnoy said he couldn’t see himself returning to Dream Theater after his shock 2010 departure. Asked if a reunion was possible he replied: “Not looking likely… They have done some irrefutable damage behind the scenes.”

Neal Morse Band & The Flower Kings European tour 2013

Feb 22: Stockholm Bryggarsalen, Sweden
Feb 23: Malmo KB, Sweden
Feb 25: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Feb 26: Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
Feb 27: Prattlen Z7, Switzerland
Feb 28: Milan Live Club, Italy
Mar 1: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Mar 2: Madrid Sala But, Spain
Mar 5: Russelheim Das Rind, Germany
Mar 6: Zoetermeer Boerderij, Holland
Mar 7: London Electric Ballroom, UK – buy tickets

Source: http://www.progrockmag.com

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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