Stereoboard: Are you comfortable with the ‘supergroup’ tag that has been attached to Adrenaline Mob or is that something you would rather avoid?
Mike Portnoy: "Sure...why not? Most of us have celebrated pasts with other bands, so I suppose when you get guys together from other bands, that is the obvious term to use."
Stereoboard: Without wishing to sound impertinent, was it quite important to you that your new project(s) were very much distinct from your past with Dream Theater?
Mike Portnoy: "Yes, I purposely looked for projects and musical outlets that were completely different stylistically from Dream Theater. That was one of the reasons I needed a break from them and a new change of scenery."
Stereoboard: Do you see Adrenaline Mob as your main concern now…or is it quite nice not to have a main concern as such anymore? I know you’re involved in other projects as well, like Flying Colours for example…
Mike Portnoy: "I have many things going at the moment and they are ALL important to me. Between June and November I will be touring with four different bands. However, I do believe Adrenaline Mob has the most potential of a sustained career with some longevity and I am willing to give it my all to get there."
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As previously reported, photographer Robert Grablewski has posted an outstanding photo gallery featuring shots from Adrenaline Mob's June 13th show at Studio in Krakow, Poland. Go to this location to check it out.
Adrenaline Mob is currently in the road in Europe. Their schedule is now as follows:
17 - Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Austria
18 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
20 - Orion - Rome, Italy
21 - Gods of Metal - Milan, Italy
23 - Graspop - Dessel, Belgium
24 - Maroquinerie- Paris, France
25 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
26 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany
29 - King Tuts - Glasgow, UK
30 - Moho Live - Manchester, UK
1 - Academy2 - Birmingham, UK
2 - The Junction - Cambridge, UK
3 - Koko - London, UK
5 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
6 - Theaterfabrik - Munich, Germany
7 - Matrix - Bochum, Germany
8 - Bospop Music Festival - Weert, Netherlands
Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) is featured in a new video interview with Finland's Kaaos TV, conducted in Helsinki on June 10th Check it out below: