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Published on 9th September 2016

Neal Morse Band premiere Long Day/Overture video


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The Neal Morse Band premiere the Long Day/Overture video, the opening tracks from the forthcoming concept album The Similitude Of A Dream, which is scheduled for release on 11th November 2016 through Metal Blade Records.

The ideas behind the album is taken from the works of 17th century writer John Bunyan – 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.”

“I honestly think this is THE album of my career,” declares Portnoy. “Neal and I have now made 18 studio albums together, and I consider THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM the absolute creative pinnacle of our collaborations together. I’ve always had a soft spot for double concept albums such as Pink Floyd’s THE WALL and The Who’s TOMMY, and I can bravely say that I think we’ve created an album here that can sit side by side with those masterpieces. Bold words, I know, but after a career of almost 50 albums, I honestly consider this to be one of the defining works of my career.”

TRACK LISTING

Disc One
01. Long Day
02. Overture
03. The Dream
04. City Of Destruction
05. We Have Got To Go
06. Makes No Sense
07. Draw The Line
08. The Slough
09. Back To The City
10. The Ways Of A Fool
11. So Far Gone
12. Breath Of Angels

Total Time – 51:59

Disc Two
01. Slave To Your Mind
02. Shortcut to Salvation
03. The Man In The Iron Cage
04. The Road Called Home
05. Sloth
06. Freedom Song
07. I’m Running
08. The Mask
09. Confrontation
10. The Battle
11. Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise)

Total Time – 54:36

The Similitude of a Dream is available in 3 formats: Special Edition 3 Disc Digipack (2CDs and “The Making of a Dream” DVD) | LP Vinyl with 3 LPS & 2 CDs included in the package | 2 CD regular version.

The Neal Morse Band previously announced North America and Canadian tour dates starting in January across, before returning to Europe for a dates throughout March and April. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks on the band’s official website.

North American Dates 2017
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

European Dates 2017
Mar 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
Mar 23 Milan, Italy – TBA
Mar 24 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Mar 25 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colo-Saal
Mar 26 Berlin, Germany – Lido
Mar 28 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja Music Zone
Mar 29 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Mar 30 Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
Mar 31 Cologne, Germany – Stollwerck
Apr 01 Malmo, Sweden – KB
Apr 02 Tilburg, Holland – O13
Apr 04 Luxembourg – Rockhal
Apr 05 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
Apr 06 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy 2
Apr 07 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
Apr 08 Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
Apr 09 London, England – O2 Islington Academy

Additional Dates
Apr 12 Tel Aviv, Israel – Havana Club
May 06 Gettysburg PA – RosFest

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