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Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress

Thu Nov 16th, 2017

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Doors open: 8:00pm
Entry: R18

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Drum Wizard MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) brings the SHATTERED FORTRESS to Australia and New Zealand this November! The SHATTERED FORTRESS is MIKE PORTNOY and an all-star Prog lineup (Eric Gillette, Richard Henshall & Charlie Griffiths on Guitar, Connor Green on Bass & Diego Tejeida on Keyboards) performing Mike Portnoy’s 12 Step Suite live in its entirety! This Exclusive Once in a Livetime Event will only happen in a select few countries in the world!

“one of the finest prog-rock drummers in the history of the genre” – Modern Drummer

MIKE PORTNOY is a man that really doesnt need any introduction. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine, and is the second youngest person to be inducted into the Modern Drummers Hall of Fame! Primarily known as the co-founder of Dream Theater, he 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

The 12 Step Suite was written by Mike Portnoy and documents his battle with alcoholism. It is an ensemble of 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 written with the intention of eventually playing it live as one piece, and now the time has come. The show will also feature a selection of other Dream Theater classics!

‘a name synonymous with heavy metal drumming’ – Guitar World

The SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour will be a once in a lifetime experience, from one of the greatest drummers on the planet directly to his legion of fans. Come along and witness a night of amazing progressive metal and be a part of history!

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


Mike Portnoys Shattered Fortress - New Zealand 2017

Thursday 16th November – Auckland – The Studio

Tickets available from UTR and Flying Out.

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