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Mike Portnoy Brings Shattered Fortress Tour To Australia This November

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Mike Portnoy Brings Shattered Fortress Tour To Australia This November

In a once in a lifetime experience, drum wizard Mike Portnoy will be offering nights of amazing progressive metal as he hits Australian roads this November. The ex-Dream Theater drummer will be playing The Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, Astor Theatre in Perth, The Gov in Adelaide, Metro Theatre in Sydney and The Croxton in Melbourne.

He will be with an all-star Prog lineup—Eric Gillette, Richard Henshall & Charlie Griffiths on Guitar, Connor Green on Bass & Diego Tejeida on Keyboards—performing Dream Theater's 12 Step Suite live in its entirety.

The 12 Step Suite was penned by him and documents his battle with alcoholism. It contains five songs recorded by Dream Theater from 2002 to 2009, with titles that reflect his struggles: "The Glass Prison”, "This Dying Soul”, "The Root Of All Evil”, “Repentance" and "The Shattered Fortress”. It was originally intented to be played live as one-piece, and now the time has come. The show will also feature a selection of other Dream Theater classics!

"One of the finest prog-rock drummers in the history of the genre." - Modern Drummer

Needing no introduction, Mike Portnoy has collected 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine, all because of his fantastic drum skills. He is the second youngest person to be inducted into the Modern Drummer's Hall of Fame! Apart from being the co-founder of Dream Theater, Mike has also been involved in several other projects such as Liquid Tension Experiment, Avenged Sevenfold, Transatlantic, Adrenaline Mob plus many, many more!

"Unparalleled skills." - Loudwire

"A name synonymous with heavy metal drumming." - Guitar World

"Portnoy creates his art with an ever-expanding appreciation, experimentation, and incorporation of all musical styles into his drumming." - Mike Haid

Grab your tickets and witness one of the greatest drummers on the planet, Mike Portnoy, perform live!

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