On February 4, 2017, The Neal Morse Band (singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette) will be performing at The City Winery in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Neal Morse Band released their double-disc concept album, The Similitude of a Dream in November of 2016 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY. This is the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Their latest round of worldwide tour dates start January 14, 2017 in Morse’s current hometown of Nashville, TN. For more information on the tour, including VIP ticket packages, visit The Neal Morse Band’s official website.
As Neal Morse explains, “The Similitude of a Dream is loosely and sometimes directly based on the book, “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. The book’s original title was “The Pilgrim’s Progress” from this world to the that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dream, and it was originally published in 1678. The book chronicles the spiritual journey of a man from the City of Destruction to the place of Deliverance. Someone had suggested to me that I do a concept album based on this book, but I kind of forgot about it. Then when I began writing new songs last December, the suggestion came to my mind. I had never read the book, so I Googled the SparkNotes story outline and began to write some little song bits and instrumentals based on what I had read. Those bits combined with the ideas that the other guys brought to the table then miraculously exploded into this double concept album.”
The US tour will conclude in Atlanta on Saturday, February 4 at the City Winery. While tickets are currently sold out, there is a waiting list that you can add your name to at The City Winery website.
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Be sure to visit The Neal Morse Band’s official website for more information.