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PROGRESSIVE NATION 09

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by zedowns, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. zedowns

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    I'd post the full report
    but I'm way too fucking excited right now. :kickass::kickass::kickass::kickass:

    EDIT: Alright, excitements no where near settled, but I've informed all my friends. Here's the press release from Mike Portnoy's forum.

    For Immediate Release
    February 13th 2009

    DREAM THEATER’S “PROGRESSIVE NATION 2009” TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JULY/AUG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, PAIN OF SALVATION AND BEARDFISH


    New York progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER will take their PROGRESSIVE NATION tour back on the road for its second incarnation with a run through America and Canada in July/Aug 2009.

    In addition to a headlining set by DREAM THEATER, this year’s package will feature the outstanding musicianship of ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA as well as two incredibly talented imports from Sweden: PAIN OF SALVATION and BEARDFISH.

    PROGRESSIVE NATION was created by DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and its successful inaugural run in 2008 also featured OPETH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and THREE.

    Portnoy once again hand-picked all of the bands for the 2009 bill based on their diversity and musicality. He comments: “This year’s lineup is so exciting for me. Every band is bringing something very unique to the package to create an incredibly well rounded musical experience. I am just as excited to be watching all the bands from the side of the stage as I am to be performing with mine in the center of it!”

    Fresh on the heels of his Grammy win, Dweezil Zappa is pleased to announce his plans to join forces with Dream Theater as part of the Progressive Nation 2009 tour: "It's no secret that I started ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA with the intention to diversify and expand the audience for my father's music. I figured I'd probably have to do it one concert at a time. Playing with DREAM THEATER on the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour is a great way to accomplish that goal. Music fans who are seeking something to challenge their senses should definitely consider attending this great bill."

    Portnoy adds, “It is an absolute honor for me to have ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA on board. Frank Zappa is one of my all-time biggest heroes and his music practically invented the term ‘progressive’. Dweezil is doing an amazing job carrying on the tradition of his father’s daring spirit and like his dad, has surrounded himself with a band of jaw-dropping, incredible musicians”

    Sweden’s PAIN OF SALVATION will bring their unique brand of cutting-edge progressive metal to PN09. Vocalist/Guitarist Daniel Gildenlow comments: “We are truly very happy to be part of the PN09 tour, and to be back in the States again and bring all the sweat and flesh to our music and our well deserving American fans. We feel honored to have been asked.”

    Gildenlow also joked, “Actually, Mike has been on our backs now for two years in what we believe to be a personal campaign, bordering on harassment, to make us come over. So when he asked us about PN09, it was a joy to finally be able to say yes. And if Mike didn't give up on us, then hopefully America hasn't either.”

    Vocalist/Keyboardist Rikard Sjöblom of BEARDFISH is equally excited: "When we read on a website that Mike Portnoy had our album "Sleeping in Traffic Part 1" among his favorite releases of 2007, we just couldn't believe it and we were really happy about it! And now we once again gasp for air since we've been asked to join PROGRESSIVE NATION 2009 together with DREAM THEATER (one of the biggest bands in this genre today!), PAIN OF SALVATION (hey, fellow Swedes!!!) and ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA (being a HUGE Zappa fan myself, I think this is really cool!). Since we've only played the US once before we simply can't wait to come over and rock out!"

    PROGRESSIVE NATION will be the first North American tour for DREAM THEATER in support of their newest Roadrunner Records release which is slated for a June 2009 release.

    For more information, including dates to be announced soon, visit:
    www.progressivenation2009.com (coming soon)
    www.dreamtheater.net
    www.myspace.com/dreamtheater
     
  2. Prog_Muse

    Prog_Muse Ëana Novía

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    Woah, woah, WOAH.
    Pain of Salvation is coming back to the states?
    HOLYMOTHERFUCKINGSONOFABITCH.
    That just made me wee in my pants a little.
     
  3. truemindframe

    truemindframe metal drummer

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    I had a similar reaction in my pants too... o_O

    not really, but I can't wait to see PoS again! PPV was sooo long ago! :headbang:
     
  4. Kaosaur

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    Hell, this is worth going to just for Zappa Plays Zappa alone.

    Okay, seeing Beardfish will be pretty effin' awesome too.
     
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    Can't wait for the dates. This tour is gonna be just as amazing as last years. Hopefully Pain Of Salvation will get at least an hour. Opeth was too short last year.
     
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    yeah the times will be interesting to see. Giving a progressive rock band 30mins..is kind of a contradiction in some ways. I'm trying to picture the Zappa show playing for 30mins..
     
  7. zedowns

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    Last year I think Between the Buried and Me and Three both got 30 minutes, with Opeth getting about 60-75. Seeing PoS for 30 minutes is gonna suck, but at this point I'll take anything.
     
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    dtmetalfan69 Southside Rocker

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    Wow. I am so there. It would be good to see Pain of Salvation again. Just hope they are not playing at a shitty venue like the Ampitheater. That place has the shittiest sound.
     
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    Kenso Juke Box Hero

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    damn, 30 mins for a PoS set?! thats ridiculous

    ive seen ZPZ already, and it was a fantastic show. it is a tough band to know enough songs off the set list though. franks catalog is massive!
    ZPZ and PoS should at least get an hour each.
     
  10. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    I gotta say, I think last year's was far better. Then again, I don't know this Beardfish band.
     
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    I love this. And definitely check out Beardfish.
     
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    mtndewqueen88 Mark the Music

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    I had given up on ever seeing PoS live, so this is fantastic news. Regardless of your opinion of the band, I think coming back on this tour was a very smart choice.
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    I'd love to see Dream Theater again. With that said, I believe I'll go to this, wave a huge American flag, with my back turned to the stage during the POS set! :headbang:

    ~Brian~
     
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    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    I was far more intrigued with last year's lineup. Outside of Dream Theater, this does nothing for me.
     
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    Yeah bro stick it to Daniel!!!!!:headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
  17. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

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    Woohoo!

    I hope this goes on before July...
     
  18. Prog_Muse

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    Yeah, stick it to Daniel by paying out your ass to make a statement that no one in the band will give a shit about other than to remind them why they don't come here anymore, thereby making it even more expensive to see them live anywhere else, ever again. :Smug:
     
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    Fucking awesome news about PoS and DT touring together. I really don't care about Zappa plays Zappa, and I'll check Beardfish now. I look forward to this tour!
     
  20. Dustro25

    Dustro25 The Land Of Glerz Cove

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    Fuck yea. Ashley is running around the house with excitement. I hope PoS gets more than 30 min but I guess we should take what we can get.
     

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