NEAL MORSE has been a prog-rock entertainer and superband leader since the 1990’s.
Probably, he is best known for forming the progressive rock band SPOCK’S BEARD with his brother Alan.
He later joined former DREAM THEATER co-founder Mike Portnoy, FLOWER KINGS Roine Stolt and MARILLION’S Pete Trewavas to form the supergroup TRANSATLANTIC in 1999.
Here at RAW RAMP we have described his work as “Sacred music [yet] invested with the kind of rock’ n ‘roll attributes that give it raw edge…”
Now the current line-up of “The Neal Morse Band”— Morse, Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette — announce the arrival of “The Similitude of a Dream” — a concept album to be released 11th November via Radiant Records & Metal Blade Records/SONY.
This will be the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current line-up.
“The Similitude of a Dream” is loosely and sometimes directly based on the book, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan...” explained Neal Morse.
“The book’s original title was The Pilgrim’s Progress from this world to that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dream, and was originally published in 1678. The book chronicles the spiritual journey of a man from the City of Destruction to a place of Deliverance.”
RELEASED 11th NOVEMBER 2016 ON RADIANT RECORDS VIA METAL BLADE RECORDS/SONY
2 CD, TRIPLE VINYL & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – PRE-ORDER NOW FROM RADIANT RECORDS: http://radiantrecords.com.
Anyone who pre-orders the new album will automatically receive two free MP3 tracks.
Main Image: Photo Credit: © John Zocco
North American Dates
Jan 15 Nashville, TN – Venue TBA
Jan 17 Seattle, WA – Triple Door
Jan 18 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Jan 21 Whittier, CA – Center Theater
Jan 22 Phoenix, AZ – Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse Theater
Jan 24 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan 25 Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
Jan 27 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Jan 28 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Jan 29 Toronto, ONT – Mod Room
Jan 31 Montreal, QUE – Club Soda
Feb 01 Quebec City, QUE – Salle Jean Paul Tardif
Feb 02 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Feb 03 Washington DC – State Theater
Feb 07 – 11 Cruise To the Edge
March 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
March 23 Milan, Italy – Venue TBA
March 24 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
March 25 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colo-Saal
March 26 Berlin, Germany – Lido
March 28 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja Music Zone
March 29 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
March 30 Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
March 31 Cologne, Germany – Stollwerck
April 01 Malmo, Sweden – KB
April 02 Tilburg, Holland – O13
April 04 Luxembourg – Rockhal
April 05 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
April 06 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy 2
April 07 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
April 08 Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
April 09 London, England – O2 Islington Academy