TRANSATLANTIC – the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to announce tour dates for North America and UK/Europe to take place in 2022. The tour will be in support of the group’s epic release ‘The Absolute Universe’ which was released earlier this year in multiple versions. The North America dates kick off April 15th in Glenside, PA and concludes with performances at Morsefest 2022 and Cruise to the Edge. Meanwhile, the Europe/UK dates take place in July beginning with the ARTmania festival in Romania.
Mike Portnoy had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“Between releasing our latest album in the middle of a worldwide pandemic & shutdown, and the already difficult task of trying to align our different schedules even in the most normal of circumstances, it was uncertain if Transatlantic would ever get to play any shows in support of The Absolute Universe.
“But now with the world slowly re-opening and the band already committing to a few one-off appearances in 2022 (Cruise To The Edge, Morsefest and a Festival in Romania), we’re excited to announce we were able to wrangle up some headlining shows surrounding these one-offs! (April in North America and July in EU/UK)
“These are the ONLY shows we will be doing in support of The Absolute Universe so if we can’t make it to your area, it may be worth traveling to come see us and share these special shows with us. While we wish we could do a full proper tour, getting to play ANY shows for this album is an unexpected treat that we weren’t sure would ever happen…so better late than never!” – Mike Portnoy.
North America dates:
April 15th • Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
April 16th • Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
April 18th • Quebec City, Quebec – Palais Montcalm
April 19th • Montreal, Quebec – M Telus
April 21st • St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
April 23rd • Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
April 24th • Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
April 29th & 30th • Cross Plains, TN – MorseFest 2022
May 2nd to 7th • Cruise To The Edge 2022
July 22nd – Sibiu, Romania – ARTmania Festival
July 24th – Cologne, Germany – E Werk
July 25th – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
July 27th – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
July 28th – Paris, France – Olympia (ON SALE ON AUG 18TH)
Representing the band’s first new music since 2014’s ‘Kaleidoscope’, with ‘The Absolute Universe’ the band have done something unique and created two versions of the record: ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ & ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’.
‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’
Single CD Edition, Gatefold 2LP+CD, or Digital Album
‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’
2CD Edition, 3LP+2CD Boxset, or Digital Album
The full list of formats is below, and you can order now here: https://transatlantic.lnk.to/TheAbsoluteUniverse
Watch the previously released video clips for the album below:
‘Looking For The Light’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvhvY-vUkLI
‘The World We Used To Know’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xULvfo6rpvE
‘Overture/Reaching For The Sky’: https://youtu.be/SP5HwWbCQvg
‘The Absolute Interview’ series was also launched, which saw each member of Transatlantic interviewed by one of their musical peers, with Ross Jennings (Haken), Ted Leonard (Pattern-Seeking Animals, Spock’s Beard, Enchant), Nad Sylvan & John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot, Frost*) taking part. Watch the full series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfMBXSLZAyyf9kipocjOullLWwQyRX8Cw
Watch a short snippet from the making of documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964kfA1EX4s