Mike Portnoy has added another performance of his Shattered Fortress live event to the Be Prog! My Friend festival next July. This follows the announcements of the performances at his 50th birthday celebration on the Cruise to the Edge, ProgPower, and Night of the Prog in Germany.
The festival already is set to feature Jethro Tull, Marillion, Anathema, Animals as Leaders, and Caligula’s Horse. It will take place June 30th-July 1st.
Portnoy posted this on his Facebook page about the performance:
“I am so excited to be bringing my Shattered Fortress show to Spain and Be Prog. My Friend.!
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!!””