18th January 2013 14:19:00
The Flower Kings & Neal Morse celebrate InsideOut's 20th Birthday
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of InsideOut Music, progressive rock superstars Neal Morse and Roine Stolt will take both their bands on a world tour together in spring 2013, for an evening of sunny symphonic prog. Two bands will share the stage – The Flower Kings and Neal Morse Band – this double bill will offer an evening of glorious prog. And with three members of super group TransAtlantic it is not far to a mini reunion as the grand finale! Roine comments;
We hope to make every evening special – with jamming and interacting – a modern "The Last Waltz" that can happen with 11 musicians, no egos and 3.5 hours to kill. There were the times of Fillmore East & Fillmore West in the USA in late 60's, it had all these insanely great bills every time, it's rock history and it’s been in our system since we were teenagers. With The Flower Kings we have fans seeing 4 or 5 shows of a tour and we want to surprise them too. We love our fans dearly and we even know many of them, not only by face, but by name. Those smiling faces are the true reward and it's like seeing old friends. I know so many fans all over the world who want to see a show like this, but for geographic, political or health reasons don't have the chance or funds to get to a show like this. But we want to step into their living rooms and bring this joy to everyone, every age so we are planning to record the show, for a future release. Just having 11 musicians on tour together will be great – the sheer musicality onboard that bus will most likely make it implode. We are all looking forward to this grand adventure and to play together and bring all this talent together for a night to remember.
The two confirmed UK shows are;
07/03/13 London, The Electric Ballroom (Tickets)
08/03/13 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (Tickets)