In this Dream Tour segment, Doug Rausch of the progressive rock band, RAUSCH, lets you know who he would like on his ultimate tour lineup. You can check out the feature, after the break.
This is an easy one.
STEVEN WILSON/PORCUPINE TREE: No matter the incarnation by which Steven comes to us, the man is a genius with one of music’s most prolific catalogs, and he’ll get the job done. There’ll be a highly diversified set that appeals to everyone, but he’s not leaving until we get at least a few songs from the reunited Porcupine Tree lineup & witness the epic finale of “Arriving Somewhere But Not Here.” They did this at Radio City Music Hall several years back, but not with the following artists also on the same bill:
MUSE: All 3 bands get to benefit from the extensive lighting rig brought along courtesy of Muse, who in turn benefit from the Steinway piano brought along by yours truly (ehem, see below). Matt Bellamy’s at his best when he gets to showcase a variety of his chops, stylistically speaking, so we’ll get more than just a couple token songs from him at the piano. Balanced out by some of the heavier, more hard-driving tracks, Muse will continue to remind everyone that quality rock does indeed have a long-term purpose to provide…
RAUSCH: The predictable, narcissistic & cliché response. But hey, you said DREAM tour right? I didn’t note any restrictions (speaking of, I’d also bring back Freddie Mercury so Queen could headline the whole thing, if I could)…and in all sincerity, this could work. Three bands who strive for the same goal, getting “quality” music back to the masses (subjective term no doubt, but when you consider what’s jamming up the airwaves right now…). All 3 – in my best attempt at an unbiased statement – complement each other in spirit while offering personalities that are truly distinctive and unique. Isn’t that what music is all about?