Was able to catch the 1st 2 shows of the band Transatlantic’s 2022 Tour last weekend. Transatlantic is a progressive rock supergroup consisting of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt, and Pete Trewavas. (for this tour they also added Ted Leonard)
They don’t tour to often (as the members are part of other groups), so when they do, I try to catch a show. Fridays show was at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA – Its a bit north of Philadelphia and about a 1 1/2 hour drive. The drive was worth it as the band was great and they played both parts of their latest album (The Absolute Universe) aw well as a medley of older songs. Great to see bassist Pete Trewavas jumping around and having a great time, since he just played 3 shows the weekend before in Poland with his main group Marillion (Who are one of my all time favorite bands).
I went with a few friends of mine who are progressive rock fans and who I get together with every now and then. We were thinking of going to see the next show on Saturday night at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, and as luck would have it, both myself and one of my friends won a pair of tickets by entering on a Facebook post by the Wellmont Theater. So on Saturday, off we went again. The Saturday show was just as great and fun as the Friday show. The band sound just a great, (and seemed bit more relaxed after the opening night show), and the background graphics really popped.
Both nights were long (they played for almost 3 hours both shows) and I figured I would be tired for Easter Sunday, but I felt good and enjoyed Easter brunch with family at my Mother-In-Laws. Was a good way to end the holiday weekend.
If you get a chance to see Transatlantic on this tour, or on the “Cruise to the Edge” that follows you will not be disappointed.
Below are some photos I took of the venues and the shows.