Hubie: New Album & World Tour with Morse & Portnoy
Wed., Jan. 14. 2015 10:29pm EST
ApologetiX producer and alumnus keyboardist Bill Hubauer recently recorded an album with progressive rock legends Neal Morse (of Transatlantic and Spock's Beard) and Mike Portnoy (of Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold). Bill not only played on the project; he also participated in the vocals and songwriting.
That album is called The Grand Experiment and will be released by the Neal Morse Band on February 10. Along with Neal, Mike, and Bill, the two other main participants were Randy George and Eric Gillette. Less than two weeks after the album's release, the band will leave for a tour of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Lasting from February 22 through March 14, the tour will take them to Nashville, Manhattan, Montreal, Quebec City, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles before heading to Switzerland, the Netherlands, England, Belgium, France, and Germany. Bill played his first live concert with Neal Morse in July 2012 and has already toured the country and the world with him, contributing on keyboards, violin, and saxophone.
Neal first found fame with Spock's Beard, one of the more successful progressive rock bands of the late 90's, and Transatlantic, a progressive-rock supergroup that also featured members of Dream Theater, Marillion, and the Flower Kings. He became a born-again Christian in 2002 and embarked on a successful solo career. For more info on the album and tour, go to http://www.nealmorse.com.