"Montreal's renowned Genesis tribute band The Musical Box will come back home at the Bell Center on Friday, April 3, 2009 to present their brand new Trick Of The Tail show, and we just got the news that none other than Montreal's own Mystery, featuring Beno?t David from Yes, will start the evening! Tickets for the show cost $44.50/$54.50, available through Admission and at the Bell Center boxoffice. The Musical Box is composed of David Myers, Gregg Bendian, Fran?ois Gagnon, S?bastien Lamothe, Marc Laflamme and Denis Gagn?, and the band is currently touring the United States.
"Renowned Canadian progressive rock quintet Saga will be headlining FMPM's Friday night pre-show. Formed in 1977, Saga's unique style of commercially accessible progressive rock has earned them a devoted fan-base the world over. Their nineteen studio releases include gold records such as Worlds Apart as well as concept albums like Generation 13. Reviews for their most recent releases, 10,000 Days, and Trust, indicate a group who are still operating on a creative peak and at the top of their game in terms of musicianship.
"In the current edition of the band, original members Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, and Jim Gilmour are joined by drummer Brian Doerner and vocalist Rob Moratti. Moratti was found after an extensive talent search following the departure of original vocalist Michael Sadler, and reviews of his debut performance with the band were glowing. The group is currently in the studio working on a new album entitled The Human Condition to be released in April.
"In addition, Quebec's Miriodor takes the FMPM stage on Sunday to present Avanti! This newest work, their seventh album, which will be released on the Cuneiform Records label in May, features seven pieces, each at least seven minutes in length. Notice a pattern? One of the best progressive ensembles in the world, Miriodor's exciting compositions and surprising melodies have made them a frequently requested group for our bill, and with all new material to perform, it was impossible to say no. This will be Miriodor?s 3rd performance in 4 years at FMPM, such is their popularity!
"With the announcements of Saga on Friday and Miriodor on Sunday, the group Mystery will be moving to Friday night to play with Saga. This puts two bands in a unified style together for the pre-show. Regular FMPM weekend box-sets and pre-show tickets [went] on sale Saturday March 7th (see details below) [...].
"The schedule for FMPM 2009 will be:
FRIDAY PRE-SHOW (separate tickets at $49.50) ? Saga (Canada), and Mystery (Quebec)
FMPM 2009 WEEKEND BOX-SETS (Gold Tickets at $189; Regular Tickets at $129):
SATURDAY - Le Orme (Italy), DFA (Italy), Rouge Ciel (Quebec), and ExCubus (Quebec)
SUNDAY - Magenta (Wales), Thieves' Kitchen (England), and Miriodor (Quebec)
"Please note that FMPM Sunday will end earlier than last year to give out-of-towners a chance to travel, and Montrealers more chance to party!
"FMPM 2009 takes place September 11th, 12th and 13th at the Ges? in Montr?al. Gold Tickets entitling holders to center seats in the first 8 rows are currently on sale exclusively at www.progquebec.com. Regular tickets for FMPM weekend and the pre-show [went] on sale Saturday March 7th on www.progquebec.com at 9am, and on www.admission.com and at the Ges? box office (514-861-4036) at noon."
[Source: Unicorn Records]