The Neal Morse Band to release ‘The Great Adventure’ and tour the US and Europe

The Neal Morse Band – Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) – will take fans on ‘The Great Adventure’ with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available as a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4th.

This will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but this is the one that has endured the longest. The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘The Similitude Of A Dream’ promises to include everything that fans would expect from these guys: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. In the end, what unlocked this “adventure” for Morse was the realization that ‘The Great Adventure’ needed a new voice and perspective. This time, it is that of the Pilgrim’s abandoned son, a younger, perhaps angrier, voice than was heard on ‘The Similitude Of A Dream’, the partial retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Unlike many previous Morse albums, which have often been written and arranged within weeks, this time around these prolific and world-class musicians spent almost a year working on the end result, producing an abundance of top quality material. This meant some ruthless decision-making: some already completed songs and characters had to go, and–with studio time running out-new links and ideas were being composed and recorded up to the eleventh hour. “A lot of work and re-work has gone into this,” says Morse, “but I know that some of the most successful and far-reaching albums I’ve been involved with have been just like that. Sola Scriptura and Spock’s Beard’s Snow album come to mind.”

Hadlining tour dates begin February 3, 2019 in Nashville. For ticket information and VIP ticket sales go to radiantrecords.com.

02/02 Nashville, TN City Winery
02/03 Tampa, FL The Ritz (Cruise To The Edge Pre-Cruise Party)
02/04 Tampa, FL Cruise To The Edge 2019 (through February 9)
02/10 Atlanta, GA City Winery
02/11 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
02/12 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
02/13 Jersey City, NJ White Eagle Hall
02/15 Boston, MA The Sinclair
02/16 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
02/17 Westbury NY The Space at Westbury
02/18 Montréal, QC Club Soda
02/19 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelievre
02/21 Toronto, ON Opera House
02/22 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
02/23 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
02/24 Detroit, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
02/26 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
02/27 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
02/28 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
03/01 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/02 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
03/05 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
03/06 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/07 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
03/08 Whittier, CA The Whittier Center Theatre
03/09 Chandler, AZ Bogle Theatre (Chandler Center For The Arts)

03/24 London, United Kingdom Islington Assembly Hall
03/25 Paris, France The Alhambra
03/26 Tilburg, Netherlands O13
03/27 Esch /Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal Esch Sur Alzette
03/29 Koln, Germany Kantine
03/30 Copenhagen, Denmark Viften
03/31 Goteborg, Sweden Stora Teatern
04/01 Stockholm, Sweden Skandiascenen
04/03 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen
04/04 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
04/05 Leipzig, Germany Halle d / Werk 2
04/06 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
04/07 Brno, Czech Republic SONO Music Club
04/09 Munich, Germany Technikum
04/10 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Konzertfabrik
04/11 Lyon, France C.C.O.
04/12 Trezzo sull’Adda MI, Italy Live Club
04/13 Barcelona, Spain Salamandra 1
04/14 Madrid, Spain Sala Mon

The Neal Morse Band to release ‘The Great Adventure’ and tour the US and Europe

October 21, 2018

The Neal Morse Band – Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) – will take fans on ‘The Great Adventure’ with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available as a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4th. This will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but this is the one that has endured the longest. The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘The Similitude Of A Dream’ promises to include everything that fans would expect from these guys: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. In the end, what unlocked this “adventure” for Morse was the realization that ‘The Great Adventure’ needed a new voice and perspective. This time, it is that…

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