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THE NEAL MORSE BAND

THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM’

OUT TODAY

ON RADIANT RECORDS VIA METAL BLADE RECORDS/SONY;


WORLDWIDE TOUR STARTS

JANUARY 14, 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN



November 11, 2016 – Loyal fans of THE NEAL MORSE BAND—singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette—have been extremely patient since the announcement was made in September that a new album was coming. Soon after, the band has released four videos to give them a taste of what to expect, and the resulting praise online has been overwhelming. A fifth video premiered on PROG’s website this morning for “The Man In The Iron Cage.”


Today is finally the day they’ve been waiting for: THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, a double-disc concept album, has been released on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY. It’s the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Clocking in at over 100 minutes, this amazing piece of prog storytelling will leave you breathless, exhilarated, amused and fulfilled in a way that only inspired music can. It’s available in various formats: a two CD package, a Special Edition with the two CDs and “The Making Of A Dream” DVD, or as three vinyl records along with two CDs.


THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM has already been racking up one rave review after another from all over the globe:


“All in all, this is quite an achievement by a group of musicians that didn’t need to improve upon already magnificent careers filled with incredible albums...THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM does the impossible and exceeds all expectations.  It is absolutely a jaw-dropping release that will no doubt rank alongside the best albums by Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy, if not above them.”


-- TheProgReport.com


“...will the album live up to the high expectations?  Well…YES!  This album is a success on every level. Every time Neal Morse or Mike Portnoy put out a new album it has to stand up in comparison with so many great albums in their catalog, and I think this album sets a new standard for prog albums and concept albums in general. It’s not just a concept album, it really is a listening experience...this is THE album of the year!...This album will definitely be remembered as one of their best of not even the best album in their career.


-- WorldProgNation.com


“How to conclude an album of this dimension, simply by telling you this, do not miss THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM under any circumstances. It's almost perfect, if it exists on earth.”


-- Profilprog.com

 

THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM is prog at its most bombastic...Over more than twenty tracks, the band throws all the prog staples into the mix...It’s a sprawling prog epic that demands your attention.”


-- Bloodygoodmusic.com


THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM is, in my opinion, the best album of the year and the best album of Neal Morse’s career. It’s a lengthy, complex, emotional, and pretty much perfect example of modern progressive rock, with occasional flashes of driving metal. 10 out of 10”


-- Metalwani.com


“…so rich in ideas, fresh, explosive and atmospheric that almost every other prog band is reduced to a top-40 act.”


-- RockHard (Germany)


“Unique, moving and deeply moving, and blasts through all boundaries of rock music expression…I’ve never heard anything more epic.”


-- Rocktimes (Germany)


"THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM is the best progressive album of the year, and the best album of Neal Morse's career.”


-- Metal Underground (Austria)


THE NEAL MORSE BAND tours worldwide almost yearly and continues to grow in popularity, attracting new listeners everywhere they go. The band has toured in North America, Central America, Europe, Israel, Mexico and India. The shows are filled with excited and extremely loyal fans, some which have regularly traveled very long distances to see the band. The band has an extensive catalog of live shows on Blu-Ray and DVD as well.


Their latest round of worldwide tour dates start January 14, 2017 in Morse’s current hometown of Nashville, TN. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks on the band’s official website.


DATE CITY VENUE


Sat 1/14 Nashville, TN TBA

Tue 1/17 Seattle, WA Triple Door

Wed 1/18 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom

Sat 1/21 Whittier, CA The Center Theatre

Sun 1/22 Phoenix, AZ Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse

Tue 1/24 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater

Wed 1/25 Dallas, TX Curtain Club

Thu 1/26 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall

Fri 1/27 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

Sat 1/28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

Mon 1/30 Toronto, ONT. Mod Room

Tue 1/31 Montreal, QUE. Club Soda


Wed 2/1 Quebec City, QUE. Salle Jean-Paul Tardif

Thu 2/2 New York, NY Highline Ballroom

Fri 2/3 Washington, D.C. State Theater

Sat 2/4 Atlanta, GA City Winery

Feb 7 – 11 Tampa, FL Cruise To the Edge

 

Wed 3/22 Barcelona, Spain Apolo

Thu 3/23 Milan, Italy TBA

Fri 3/24 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7

Sat 3/25 Aschaffenburg, Germany Colo-Saal

Sun 3/26 Berlin, Germany Lido

Tue 3/28 Warsaw, Poland Progresja Music Zone

Wed 3/29 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle

Thu 3/30 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66

Fri 3/31 Cologne, Germany Stollwerck

Sat 4/1 Malmo, Sweden KB

Sun 4/2 Tilburg, Netherlands O13

Tue 4/4 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Rockhal

Wed 4/5 Paris, France Divan Du Monde

Thu 4/6 Birmingham, U.K. O2 Academy 2

Fri 4/7 Glasgow, U.K. O2 ABC 1

Sat 4/8 Manchester, U.K. O2 Ritz

Sun 4/9 London, U.K. O2 Islington Academy

Mon 4/12 Tel Aviv, Israel Havana Club

Sun 5/6 Gettysburg, PA Rites of Spring festival

 

www.nealmorse.com
www.facebook.com/nealmorse
www.twitter.com/nealmorse
www.instagram.com/neal_morse_official
www.youtube.com/NealMorseMusic
www.radiantrecords.com

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“Long Day”/“Overture” (Official Lyric Video; ok to post online):

https://youtu.be/Fbzl46CuPiM


“City of Destruction” (ok to post online):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8GdH59yuD8


“So Far Gone” (ok to post online):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL5u8nCI8FY


“The Ways of a Fool” (ok to post online):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8GRrvUXZQ&feature=youtu.be