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Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse and Roine Stolt

Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse and Roine Stolt

ATTENTION PROGRESSIVE ROCK FANS: Would you like to see the incredible, once-in-a-lifetime double bill of Swedish prog icons The Flower Kings, along with former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse and his incredible band featuring legendary drummer Mike Portnoy?

Of course you would! And we can make that happen! Thanks to our friends at The Keswick Theater in Glenside, Pa. (just minutes from Center City Philadelphia), we’re offering three pairs of tickets to the show coming this Sunday, May 5th, to the Keswick!

This is one of the few U.S. shows The Flower Kings and Neal Morse will be doing on this tour, which recently had a sold-out run in Europe. This very special concert will feature full sets from The Flower Kings and The Neal Morse Band, followed by an encore from the combined bands performing the music of Transatlantic, the supergroup that teamed Morse and Portnoy with Flower Kings main man Roine Stolt for three classic albums!

Sound good? All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section: What is your favorite prog-rock epic—and why? We’re not talking about a three-minute single here; we’re talking album-side length … hell, full CD-length! Three winners will be selected randomly from the commenters, and their tickets will be waiting for them at the Keswick Theater box office on Sunday, May 5th.

Don’t delay! This giveaway closes at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 3rd! (Remember, you’ll have to be in the Philly area on May 5th to attend the show.)

Click here for further information on the Flower Kings/Neal Morse May 5th concert at the Keswick Theater.


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  • Tom Pearce

    Impossible to pick one…in no particular order…Rush 2112…Rush Hemispheres…Marillion Brave…to name a few

  • Paul McGinnis

    I’d have to say Rush’s 2112 is the greatest prog epic ever. It was early Rush at their most imaginative and musically adventurous. The new 5:1 Bluray version is excellent.

  • Scott Bailey

    My standard answer to this popular question on Prog forums is Yes’ “Close to the Edge.” I’ve always felt that one of the best qualities of a great epic is that it leaves you wanting more, and CTTE definitely delivers on that. Its eighteen minutes blow by more quickly than a 3-minute pop song, and when it’s all over, you’ve been taken on a journey of the senses. As the song begins, you can smell the river, and you’re soon swept away by Steve Howe’s guitar-work, as Rick Wakeman’s keyboard flurries are holding down the background. Chris Squire’s bass drives the rhythms, and Bill Bruford’s exquisite drums are as sublime as ever – and this is just the opening instrumental introduction!

    Jon Anderson’s lyrics are ever-ambiguous, but his vocal performance is stellar.

    One of the best features of this epic is the great dynamics, from the furious frenzy of the opening, to the calming ambiance of the “I Get Up, I Get Down” section, this song has everything a prog fan loves.

  • David Gargano

    Either Yes “Close to the Edge” or Genesis “Supper’s Ready” are the classic examples of the prog rock epic and have really stood the test of time for me.
    The standard by which all others are judged.
    If forced to choose between the two, it is really difficult but I think I would have to pick “Supper’s Ready” because climax of the song is pretty much the most EPIC classic prog ever stamped to vinyl. There’s an angel standing in the sun…

  • Bill Watkins

    Court of the Crimson King – I saw KC ‘open’ for Black Oak Arkansas in jacksonville Florida – prior to that I was into teeny bopper AM Top40 music, including BOA – I had NO IDEA Progressive existed until I saw KC – Court swept my life into new realms and I have never been quite the same since !

  • Bob Konig

    Easy choice Transatlantic Whirlwind Hands down some of the best music you can buy!!!
    But there are 1000’s more great bands that most of the USA dont know about because radio stations still wont play PROG

  • Howard Whitman

    Congratulations to our winners:
    Paul McGinnis
    Bill Watkins
    Bob Konig
    Thanks for playing, everyone. Tickets are still available for the show!