After the booking of Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress in 2017, a contact was established with Hexagon booking, who later on asked if PC were happy to arrange dates with The Neal Morse Band on their tour to promote the double concept album – ”The Great Adventure”, a follow-up to ”The Similitude of a Dream”, which is also based on John Bunyan’s novel ”The Pilgrim’s Progress” from 1678. We were very happy to do so, and arranged three of the concerts.
This marked the first collaboration with KPM Concerts in Copenhagen, and as the dates coincided with the Riverside + Lesoir tour, the ground service in Copenhagen was done by KPM, while the nearly sold out Stora Teatern in Gothenburg was done with help from GARF, and the show at Skandiascenen at Cirkus in Stockholm was done with help from Rockwater productions who had done Riverside + Lesoir on their own the day before.
Thank you post from PC
When we said yes to arranging both the Riverside/Lesoir and the Neal Morse Band tour in March 29-April 1, we understood we had just said yes to the most intense Progressive Circus period ever, and soon wondered if we were mad. Now when we’ve done it, we know we were, but it was also super duper great fun!!
7 very well received concerts, in
5 great venues, in
4 hectic days, in
3 cities, where we hosted
2 tours, and it was all
1 GREAT ADVENTURE!
First of all, we must say a HUGE THANKS to our partners in the three cities who made this possible at all:
Karsten Mortensen and KPM Concerts – this was our first collaboration to get expand Progressive Circus into Denmark, but far from the last. Now, Karsten is an experienced prog promotor, and took full care of the Neal Morse gig at Viften, which we are very grateful for!!
Johnny Taxén and Ola Strandberg from Rockwater Productions, who we had the pleasure of meeting at the Spock’s Beard/Flower Kings tour, and who took full care of the Riverside+Lesoir concert at Kraken, which we are very grateful for!! Many thanks also to Marc Västerås, Ellen Aschi, Mark Roberton and Georg Klint who also assisted there, and the following day at the Neal Morse Band gig at Skandiascenen (except Georg who couldn’t).
GARF, who helped us both at the Riverside+Lesoir and Neal Morse Band concerts in Gothenburg, especially Susanna Jämtgren Fd Ekholm and Mats Norlén who were our partners in crime for both days! Also, many thanks to Andreas Hanberger, Nils Erichson and Björn for helping when needed.
We would also like to thank bands, crews, tour managers and agents who made this possible.
And finally, YOU who came to the concerts and helped spread the word in any way. It’s you who make it worthwhile, and as long as you keep helping us realise our vision, we continue to book bands. Now, we look forward to more adventures together, such as these extraordinary concerts:
Sept 20: IQ @ Viften, Copenhagen
Sept 21: IQ @ Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm
Nov 2: Magma + All traps on earth @ Brewhouse, Gothenburg
See you there! ?
Prog hugs & kisses!
/Anna & Marcus
Photos by PC