Neal Morse Band premiere new track “The Ways of the Fool” from new album

The new album ‘The Similitude of a Dream’ is due out on Nov. 11th on Radiant Records.

The Neal Morse Band are ever so close to releasing the highly anticipated new album ‘The Similitude of a Dream’ on Nov. 11th. Today, The Prog Report is pleased to premiere the lyric video for “The Ways of the Fool”, the 4th video to come from the new album. The track finds keyboard and multi-instrumentalist Bill Hubauer taking lead vocals for much of the Beatles-influenced song.

Neal had this to say about the song: “Bill had written a song several years ago about this foolish guy that put balloons on his lounge chair in Los Angeles, but it went too high and he wound up floating in the LAX air space and they had to get helicopters to bring him down.  We took some of those ideas and the basic structure of the song and adapted it to this album and made it about the conversation with the Worldly Wiseman.  It came out great. That whole instrumental section in the middle, that was another thing that Bill was toying around with and we expanded that. It wound up being a cool part of the album.”  

Bill Hubauer also had to say this about getting to use the track: “Every song needs a home, but some songs are born into the world without one.  This is one of those songs.  I’ve had this song for a while and it never seemed to belong anywhere. We almost recorded it for ‘The Grand Experiment,’ but it seemed out of place.  I’m so thankful that we didn’t because it fits so perfectly into the story and style of ‘The Similitude of a Dream!’”

Read our review of the ‘The Similitude of a Dream’ here.

The album is available on

Catch the band on tour on these dates:

North American Dates

Jan 15 Nashville – Venue TBA
Jan 17 Seattle – Triple Door
Jan 18 San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
Jan 21 LA- Center Theater, Whittier
Jan 22 Phoenix – Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse Theater
Jan 24 Denver – Oriental Theater
Jan 25 Dallas – Curtain Club
Jan 26 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Jan 27 Chicago – Arcada Theater
Jan 28 Cleveland – Beachland Ballroom
Jan 29 Toronto – Mod Room
Jan 31 Montreal – Club Soda
Feb 01 Quebec City – Salle Jean Paul Tardif
Feb 02 NYC – Highline Ballroom
Feb 03 Washington DC – State Theater
Feb 04 Atlanta, GA – City Winery
Feb 07 – 11 CTTE (Cruise To the Edge… leaving from Tampa FL)

European Dates

March 22 Barcelona – Apolo
March 23 Milan – Venue TBA
March 24 Zurich – Z7
March 25 Aschaffenburg – Colo-Saal
March 26 Berlin – Lido
March 28 Warsaw – Progresja Music Zone
March 29 Hamburg – Markthalle
March 30 Verviers – Spirit of 66
March 31 Cologne – Stollwerck
April 01 Malmo – KB
April 02 Tilburg – O13
April 04 Luxembourg – Rockhal
April 05 Paris – Divan Du Monde
April 06 Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
April 07 Manchester – O2 ABC 1
April 08 Glasgow – O2 Ritz
April 09 London – O2 Islington Academy

More Dates

April 12 Tel Aviv – Havana Club
May 6th RosFest (Gettysburg PA)


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