February 2007 Archives

Dream Theater switches slots at Gods of Metal

From the band:

"DREAM THEATER have respectfully offered to swap positions on the bill for Italy's Gods Of Metal festival and offer our closing slot to HEAVEN AND HELL. We will both play equal set lengths, but out of our respect for the BLACK SABBATH legacy, we thought it was appropriate that HEAVEN AND HELL close the show."

DT @ Rockwave Festival

Dream Theater will be performing on July 1st at the Rockwave Festival, which is set to take place from July 1 to July 3 in Terra Vibe, Malakasa, Greece.

DT on MySpace

With some help from RoadRunner, we now have:

Dream Theater MySpace
Mike Portnoy MySpace

Two More Rudess Dates

Two more Jordan shows, this time with Rudess Morgenstein Project:

Mar. 19 - Baja, CA - Teatro del Estado
May 19 - Whittier, CA - Calprog 2007

Sneak Peak of Mike's Upcoming DVD

There is a sneak peek of Mike's upcoming instructional video available. Check it out!

Systematic Chaos Track Listing!

Dream Theater's new album, Systematic Chaos, will be released in June. One song will be an epic 25 minutes (which seems to be becoming a tradition with the last few DT albums :). The track listing is:

01. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1
02. Forsaken
03. Constant Motion
04. The Dark Eternal Night
05. Repentance
06. Prophets of War
07. The Ministry of Lost Souls
08. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2

Tama interviews Mike

Check out Mike's latest interview with Tama here. He talks about the new album, G3, working with Neal Morse and lots more.

Updated G3 Dates (featuring John Petrucci)

Here's an updated list of dates

March '07

14 Wed Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ US
15 Thu House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV US
16 Fri Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV US
17 Sat Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA US
18 Sun Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA US
19 Mon The Grove Anaheim, CA US
20 Tue Copley Symphony Hall San Diego, CA US
22 Thu Paramount Theater Denver, CO US
23 Fri Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO US
24 Sat Congress Theatre Chicago, IL US
25 Sun Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH US On Sale 2/17
28 Wed Tabernacle Atlanta, GA US On Sale 2/16
29 Thu Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL US On Sale 2/16
30 Fri House Of Blues Orlando, FL US On Sale 2/17
31 Sat House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC US On Sale 2/17

April '07
03 Tue Capitole du Quebec Quebec, CA On Sale 2/24
04 Wed Bell Centre Montreal, CA On Sale 2/24
05 Thu Massey Hall Toronto, CA On Sale 2/19
06 Fri Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA US On Sale 2/16
07 Sat Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA US On Sale 2/17
11 Wed Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY US

Jordan opening for Blackfield

Jordan will be opening for Blackfield at their East Coast dates next month. Blackfield is a collaboration between Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Mar. 15 - Annapolis, MD - Ramshead
Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Mar. 17 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
Mar. 18 - Boston, MA - Berklee Recital Hall

I'll be at the final date in Boston, hopefully see you all there!


From Roadrunner Records:

Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater. A new studio album, Systematic Chaos is due in June. Dream Theater will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe.

Since their first studio release in 1989, this U.S. based five-piece has notched up record and DVD sales in excess of six million and headlined to audiences of 20,000. Having undertaken seven world tours across 42 different countries, Dream Theater has established a live reputation that has swept them to arena-status around the globe. They have appeared alongside acts such as Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Yes.

Recognized by peers and public alike for their advanced musical expertise, the band (Mike Portnoy, drums; John Petrucci, guitar; John Myung, bass; James LaBrie, vocals; Jordan Rudess, keyboards) has long held the ability to combine complex arrangements with unadulterated songwriting skills, the material often underpinned by riffs as heavy as anything in the Metallica repertoire.

"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals Portnoy. "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material. By working closely with the label we hope to turn a great many new heads, too."

"Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have led parallel careers on the cutting edge of metal for many years," say A&R men, Derek Oliver & Dante Bonutto, "We're thrilled to be working with a genuine market-leader, and when you add everything the guys bring to the table to the independent spirit and work ethic of the label, the results can only be exciting in the extreme!"

Prior to teaming up with Roadrunner, Dream Theater was signed to a seven-album deal with Warner Music Group worldwide. The deal commenced with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Images And Words (1992), a Gold-certified US release, and concluded, in equal style, with Octavarium (2005), a Top 40 Billboard outing. In August of last year the band issued Score, a live album/DVD (recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York), which went straight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard DVD charts, knocking Pink Floyd from the top!

By the following month, the five were holed up at Avatar Studios in New York, working on the new album with veteran engineer/ mixer Paul Northfield (Rush, Queensrÿche, Porcupine Tree). As usual, Portnoy and Petrucci chose to co-produce the project, which features seven compositions (one a 25-minute epic), and word on the grapevine is that the Dream Theater/Roadrunner alliance looks all set to kick off with a classic.

Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth studio release, arrives at a time when the band is casting a longer-than-ever shadow across the rock and metal landscape. Their influence is being acknowledged by an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as Stone Sour, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Opeth as their fan base continues to grow.

Touring plans will be announced shortly. Please visit www.roadrunnerrecords.com or www.dreamtheater.net for up to the minute information.

Gods of Metal Festival

Dream Theater is scheduled to appear at the Gods of Metal festival in Milan, Italy being held June 2-3. Some of the other bands involved are:


G3 Dates

The following March dates have been added so far for this year's G3 tour which includes Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Paul Gilbert:

14 Wed Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ US On Sale 2/3
15 Thu House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV US On Sale 2/2
16 Fri Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV US On Sale 2/3
17 Sat Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA US On Sale 2/4
18 Sun Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA US On Sale 2/3
23 Fri Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO US On Sale 2/10
24 Sat Congress Theatre Chicago, IL US On Sale 2/10

Stay tuned for more dates as they become available.

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