You can take MP out of DT, but you can’t take DT out of MP… 🤘🏻

I’ve spent the last 6 & 1/2 years doing a million things that have NOTHING to do with DT…making all different kinds of music with so many great musicians…but intensionally NOT playing or revisiting DT material…

But now for the remainder of 2017 in celebration of my 50th Birthday and as MY GIFT BACK TO YOU, I AM FINALLY READY to pay tribute to my past and revisit this music!

These Shattered Fortress shows will be a fully-immersive MP/DT experience…The type of show, setlist & environment that I ALWAYS delivered to you great fans for all of those 25 years between 1985 to 2010

Everything from the house music when you enter the venue (cool rarities taken from my extensive DT archives) to the rare DT-era MP items I will have at the merchandise stand…even down to my stage clothes from previous DT tours that I will pulling out of retirement from my closet! (I hope they still fit!! Hahaha)

All leading up to the incredible show & setlist I have prepared for you…
Delivered by some of the best musicians in Prog today (the amazing HAKEN along with Prog’s newest guitar hero: Eric Gillette)…all playing this music with loving passion and extreme precision.

For those of you that constantly post about missing me in DT, this is your chance to revisit those days with me…

Once the clock strikes 2018, I will be returning to all of the other bands and music in my life…(Flying Colors, Transatlantic, The Neal Morse Band, The Winery Dogs, Metal Allegiance and my brand new all-star band with Derek Sherinian)

For all of you that have been posting online for the past 6 years wanting to see me to “go back to DT”, unless those guys have a change of heart, it seems this is the closest you are going to get!!
There are no guarantees for tomorrow…there’s only TODAY!
So I am seizing the fuck out of the day… : )

This is the ONLY (and possibly last??) chance to share the DT experience with me and hear me play this music again…

The biggest show of the tour at the 013 in Holland is ALREADY SOLD OUT! That means most a lot of others will as well…so get your tickets NOW to insure a spot in sharing these wonderful memories with me and celebrating my 50th Birthday with this music that was such a huge part of my life…



TICKET LINKS for The Shattered Fortress shows:

June 28th – London, England – Koko

June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend

July 1st – Paris, France – Trianon

July 2nd – Malmö,Sweden – Slagthuset…/mike-portnoys-shattered…/464409

July 3rd – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxemburg – Kulturfabrick…/kulturfabrik/addtickets… 4th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Della Luna

July 5th – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

July 6th – Tilburg, Holland – 013

July 9th – Tel Aviv, Israel – Teatre Club

July 11th – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace

July 12th – St Petersburg, Russia – Aurora

July 14th – Loreley, Germany – Night Of The Prog

Sept 8th – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA

Sept 10th – Mexico City, Mexico – El Plaza Condesa…/…/1400519797663FB6

Sept 24th – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza


Oct 19th – Santiago, Chile – Teatro La Cupula
Oct 21st – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Carioca Club
Oct 24th – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Teatro Vorterix
Oct 26th – Bogota, Colombia – Teatro Ecci


Thursday 16th November – Auckland – The Studio

Saturday 18th November – Brisbane – The Tivoli

Monday 20th November – Perth – Astor Theatre…/default.a…

Wednesday 22nd November – Adelaide – The Gov

Friday 24th November – Sydney – Metro Theatre…

Saturday 25th November – Melbourne – The Croxton