Mike Portnoy has revealed that he plans to perform the Dream Theater’s 12 Step Suite in its entirety for the first time ever aboard Cruise to the Edge. This will be part of the Portnoy 50th birthday bash that was previously announced.
On his Facebook page, Portnoy said:
“When I came up with the idea of writing a multi-part suite that was to span 5 albums (which ended up taking 8 years to complete), it was always part of my masterplan to eventually perform it in it’s entirely live on stage.
I saddens me that I was not able to do so w DT after completing the final piece of my conceptual puzzle…but I’ve decided that I owe it to the fans to finally bring my 12 Step Suite to life on stage as I always envisioned.
There’s no better time and place than at my 50th Birthday Concert aboard Cruise To The Edge!
Joining me for this very special performance will be some great friends and amazing musicians that I know will kick ass in helping me with my unfinished business of bringing this piece of music to life on stage!” – MP
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