Mike Portnoy Expands Progressive Nation Lineup
The cruise will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl and will be launching from Miami, Fl on February 18th and will cruise to Freeport, Bahamas. The cruise will conclude on February 22nd.
Portnoy had revealed the expanded lineup and also offered some comments about the cruise and why he decided to launch it. Progressive Nation lineup will include Transatlantic, Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew's Power Trio, Devin Townsend, King's X, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Animals As Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly and Next To None.
Here is what Portnoy had to say about the cruise: "In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called Progressive Nation and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.