Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) will join forces this fall, embarking on an extended tour of Europe and Asia. The virtuoso band will play an all-instrumental set consisting of material from each of their solo records and their previous collaborations as well as classic instrumental covers and extended solo spots.
Portnoy formed the lineup to perfom at two drum events at the NAMM show last January (footage below). Due to overwhelming response, that band has decided to take their show on the road.
“I knew when assembling this lineup that it would be a magical musical experience that would be a blast for us as well as the fans! I can’t wait to play again with these tremendous musicians and share the experience with you all at these special shows!” says Portnoy.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 17 – [to be announced] – Opole, Poland
Oct. 18 – [to be announced] – Wroclaw, Poland
Oct. 20 – Jukebox Club – Bucarest, Romania
Oct. 21 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Holland
Oct. 25 – Reading 3 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 26 – Bingo Club – Kiev, Ukraine
Oct. 27 – Izvestia Hall – Moscow, Russia
Oct. 28 – Glav Club – St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 31 – [to be announced] – Beijing, China
Nov. 02 – [to be announced] – Shanghai, China
Nov. 04 – [to be announced] – Taipei, Taiwan
Nov. 06 – [to be announced] – Manila, Philippines
Nov. 08 – [to be announced] – Bangkok, Thailand
Nov. 10 – [to be announced] – Fort Gate, Singapore