I think I have gotten all the updates out there now. In addition to everything I have mentioned, I also added a skelton page for LAB, which I will fill in soon. Please let me know if I missed anything else.
February 2005 Archives
After lots of updates about tours, I have updated the Tour Dates page with all the new information. Please let me know about any corrections or updates.
Ytsejam Records has recently released 3 new albums:
- When Dream and Day Reunite
- The Number of the Beast
- Images and Words 1989-1991 Demos
When Dream and Day Reunite is available on both CD and DVD. Images and Words Demos is a 2 CD set.
Dream Theater's "Live At Budokan" DVD has just been certified Platinum in the US!
Dream Theater will be kicking off their summer tour with a number of European shows. They are:
June 10, 2005 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11, 2005 - Arrow Rock Festival - Lichtenvoorde, Holland
June 12, 2005 - Buchholz Footballstadium - Zurich, Switzerland
June 18, 2005 - Loca Rock Festival - Murcia, Spain
June 26, 2005 - Graspop Festival - Dessel, Belgium
John Petrucci along with Mike Portnoy and Dave LaRue will be joining the G3 tour in Japan. Satch and Vai will be the other 2 guitarists on the tour. Dates are:
May 06, 2005 - Osaka - Grand Cube
May 08, 2005 - Tokyo - Forum
May 09, 2005 - Nagoya - Geijyutsu Gekijyo
May 10, 2005 - Hiroshima - Mielparque
The following dates have been announced for James LaBrie's solo tour to promote his upcoming album Elements of Persuasion:
April 14 The Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
April 15 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
April 16 The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY
April 19 I-Treviso - New Age
April 20 I-Rome - Qube
April 22 I-Milan - Transilvania
April 23 CH-Pratteln - Z 7
April 24 D-München - Elser Zusatzhalle
April 26 NL-Tilburg - 013
April 27 D-Hamburg - Markthalle
April 28 D-Düsseldorf - Tor 3
April 30 UK-London - Mean Fiddler
May 1 F-Paris - Elysee Montmartre
May 2 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
According to MIke Portnoy:
On Friday February 25th 2005, Dream Theater wrapped up recording on their latest album. Mixing will be begin on Monday February 28th and the record will be delivered to the label in Mid-March. A release is expected for sometime around May/June through Atlantic Records.
Dream Theater began writing and recording their latest album last November at the world famous Hit Factory studios in New York City. (everybody from Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Britney Spears, U2, Mariah Carey, REM, etc. etc. have all recorded at the legendary studio)
As has been reported in the media several weeks ago, the famous recording studio is closing down upon the completion of Dream Theater's recording session.
This album will hold the distinction of being the VERY LAST album ever recorded at the Hit Factory in NYC. (the first was Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life") After the Dream Theater sessions ended on Friday night, the lights were turned off and the doors were locked to the world famous studio - ending an era in the music industry....