January 2004 Archives

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Premium Tickets Available

Dream Theater has released a number of premium packages for some of the dates on their North American tour. The three levels of packages are as follows:

Bronze Package Add $10 to ticket price:


  • Ticket in rows 16-30

Gold Package $100 Per Package (including ticket):


  • Ticket in rows 6-15
  • Exclusive Gold Package Dream Theater T-shirt
  • Collectible Dream Theater laminate

Platinum Package $250 Per Package (including ticket):


  • Ticket in the first 5 rows
  • Exclusive Platinum Package Dream Theater T-shirt
  • A real VIP laminate
  • Autographed Photo
  • Meet and Greet with Dream Theater
  • Photo with Dream Theater!

Note: Packages may vary per venue.

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Song Writing Contest Winners

From Dream Theater's Official Site:

"Well, after listening to all 54 entries (at roughly 11 minutes each!) we finally have chosen a winner!

It was a very hard decision for us to make as so many of these entries were truly incredible and worthy of reward.
The amount of time and effort put foward by each and every one of the contestants really blew us away! There is so much talent out there among our fanbase and we are truly impressed....

Being there were so many great compositions, we wanted to think of a way to award more than just the Grand Prize winner...so in order to share their wonderful talents with everybody, we've decided to take the top 7 finalists and manufacture a CD with their entries to distribute through a future issue of the Dream Theater International Fan Club magazine "Theater of Dreams". (many of the regional fan clubs are going to take part in this CD promotion as well!)

So without any further ado:

1st Place Grand Prize Winner:
Andy Rowland and Ant Law (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Andy's and Ant's entry will be played each and every night on the Dream Theater 2004 World Tour approximately 20 minutes before DT hits the stage.
They also win 4 Tickets and Backstage Passes to the 2004 DT show of their choice, a copy of "Train of Thought" signed by all 5 members of DT, and a set of the 3 latest Ytsejam Records releases (for more information, visit www.ytsejamrecords.com).

2nd Place Winner:
Daisuke Kurosawa (Tokiwadai, Japan)

Daisuke's entry was a VERY close runner-up (we had to listen to the top 2 finalists several times back to back), so we'd like to reward his incredible efforts as well with 4 Tickets and Backstage Passes to the 2004 DT show of his choice.

Top 5 Runner Up Winners:

1. Linear Sphere Theater (London, England)
2. Richard Campbell (London, England)
3. Brian Wherry (Auburndale, MA - USA)
4. Redemption (Los Angeles, CA - USA)
5. Eric Clemenzi (Byfield, MA - USA)

Each of these entries (pending their permission) will be included on the upcoming Dream Theater Songwriting Contest CD.

Honorable Mentions:
Most Creative Entry: Eric Broughton and Umesh Madhavan (Sylvan Beach, NY - USA)
Best Musical Moment: Bass Solo from Godforsaken Project (North Hollywood, CA - USA)
Best Song Title: "Slightly Ominous Cheeseburger" by Divided Sky (Exton, PA - USA)
Best Band Name: Sweet Brown Otter Meat (Renton, WA - USA)

Congratulations to all of the winners and a big thank you to all of the contestants!

C-ya on tour,
Dream Theater"

Tour Dates Updated

The tour dates page has been updated to include all of the current 2004 dates for Europe, Asia and North America.

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This page is an archive of entries from January 2004 listed from newest to oldest.

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