Neal Morse is Innocent and Dangerous: Neal Morse, best known for his work with prog rock bands Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic, performs at the El Rey on Wednesday on a night billed, “An Evening of Innocence and Danger.”

It’s named, therefore, after his recent Innocence and Danger album, released last year. 2020 saw the release of his Jesus Christ: The Exorcist live album, of which the press release said: “This unique live album presents the entire Jesus Christ The Exorcist story set as a progressive rock musical. Here, the biggest change from any typical Neal Morseperformance was that he was the musical director and not the main performer. The backing band included some of his usual collaborators like Bill Hubauer and Randy George, of course. Eric Gillette, usually the guitarist, was the drummer for the musical and showed off his incredible skills while Paul Bielatowicz was on lead guitar for the show. The orchestra included a horn section, a choir, backing singers, and a string quartet. The staging and lighting was nothing short of impressive, with the visuals by Christian Rios and sound by Jerry Guidroz (Sons of Apollo, Neal Morse Band, Haken) taking things to the next level.”

This is clearly a new thing this time around. But Morse is known for his solid and technically dazzling lives shows, so that is surely what we’re going to get.

Neal Morse is Innocent and Dangerous: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 at the El Rey.


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