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Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress Added To Be Prog! My Friend

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Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress have been added to the bill for next year’s Be Prog! My Friend festival Barcelona.

“I am so excited to be bringing my Shattered Fortress show to Spain and Be Prog My Friend!,” says Portnoy. “The Shattered Fortress is myself and an all-star prog lineup performing Dream Theater’s 12 Step Suite live in it’s entirety for the first time! This is not “a new band or project” for me, it is an exclusive event that will be making several select live appearances in select markets throughout the world in 2017… and Be Prog! My Friend is one of the selected shows!

The setlist at the show will be comprised of the 12 Step Suite and select other Dream Theater songs that I’ve written the lyrics to. Keep in mind, I have no plans (or interest) in revisiting DT material in any of my other bands… this is not an ongoing “project” or career move… this is merely a unique event that I am doing in select markets in 2017 to share with fans around the world… so catch it while you can!”

Portnoy joins a bill headlined by Marillion and Jethro Tull and that also features Animals As Leaders, Anathema, Ulver and Caligula’s Horse.

Tickets are priced at €130 and tickets are available here.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.