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Dream Theater
From left to right: Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, James LaBrie, John Myung, Jordan Rudess
From left to right: Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, James LaBrie, John Myung, Jordan Rudess
Background information
Origin New York, USA
Genre(s) Progressive metal
Progressive rock
Years active 1985–present
Label(s) Roadrunner, Elektra, EastWest, Atco, Mechanic Records
Associated acts Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Trio Experiment, Explorers Club, MullMuzzler, Nightmare Cinema, OSI, Platypus, The Jelly Jam, Transatlantic, True Symphonic Rockestra, Chroma Key, Ayreon
Website www.dreamtheater.net
Members
James LaBrie
John Myung
John Petrucci
Mike Portnoy
Jordan Rudess
Former members
Chris Collins
Charlie Dominici
Kevin Moore
Derek Sherinian
Dream Theater Portal

Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name "Majesty" by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess. Image File history File links Dream_theater_live_in_Parigi_2005. ... This article is about the state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This article is about the year. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive rock/metal project, founded by drummer Mike Portnoy, in 1997. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive rock/metal project, founded by drummer Mike Portnoy, in 1997. ... Explorers Club is a progressive rock supergroup headed by the Gardner brothers of Magellan featuring, among others, James LaBrie, John Petrucci and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater, Billy Sheehan, and Steve Howe. ... MullMuzzler was the name of the James LaBrie Band before it was renamed in 2005. ... Nightmare Cinema is a warped version of Dream Theater, deriving its name from the approximate opposite of Dream Theater. It features John Petrucci on drums, Mike Portnoy on bass guitar, John Myung on keyboards, Derek Sherinian on guitar, and James LaBrie on vocals. ... OSI is an American progressive experimental supergroup formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos in 2003. ... Platypus promotional photo Platypus was a progressive metal supergroup that consisted of members from Dream Theater, Kings X and Dixie Dregs. ... The Jelly Jam (also known as Jelly Jam) is a three-piece progressive rock band, consisting of Ty Tabor of Kings X on guitar and vocals, Rod Morgenstein of The Dixie Dregs on drums and Dream Theaters John Myung on bass. ... Transatlantic were a progressive rock supergroup formed in 2000 by vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse of Spocks Beard and drummer Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater. ... True Symphonic Rockestra is an opera-oriented project featuring Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie accompanied by opera tenors Vladimir Grishko and Thomas Dewald. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... Ayreon ( ) is a project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... John Ro Myung (IPA: ) (born on January 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater. ... John Peter Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Jordan Rudess (born Jordan Rudes on November 4, 1956) is a progressive rock keyboardist best known as a member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Chris Collins Chris Collins was the original vocalist for progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Charlie Dominici is an American singer. ... Kevin Moore promotional photo Kevin Moore (born May 26, 1967) is a keyboardist, composer and original member of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... John Ro Myung (IPA: ) (born on January 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater. ... John Peter Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Jordan Rudess (born Jordan Rudes on November 4, 1956) is a progressive rock keyboardist best known as a member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


Dream Theater has become a successful progressive rock band, despite the height of the genre in the mid-1970s. Although the band has had a few successful hits (notably "Pull Me Under" in the early 1990s, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have mostly stayed underground for their career, feeding off support from their fans. For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Pull Me Under is the first track from Dream Theaters 1992 album Images and Words. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Dream Theater's members have collaborated with many other notable musicians. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any other invited guitarist, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson, Robert Fripp, and Yngwie Malmsteen. For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... John Peter Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. ... For other persons named Eric Johnson, see Eric Johnson (disambiguation). ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ...


The band's two highest selling albums are the gold selling Images and Words (1992), although it reached only #61 on the Billboard 200 charts,[1] and Awake (1994) which reached #32 on the Billboard 200. Recently Systematic Chaos entered US Billboard 200 at #19. [1] Dream Theater has sold over two million albums in the U.S.,[2] and over 8 million albums and DVDs worldwide.[3] Images and Words is the second album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Awake is the third studio album from progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Alternate Cover Special Edition CD/DVD Cover Systematic Chaos is the ninth studio release of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, and their first released on the new label, Roadrunner Records. ...


The band is currently promoting their latest effort, Systematic Chaos, with a world tour that began on June 3, 2007 in Milan, Italy[4]. Alternate Cover Special Edition CD/DVD Cover Systematic Chaos is the ninth studio release of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, and their first released on the new label, Roadrunner Records. ... -1... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Formation (1985)

Founding members (from left to right) John Myung, Mike Portnoy, and John Petrucci in 1985.
Founding members (from left to right) John Myung, Mike Portnoy, and John Petrucci in 1985.

Dream Theater was formed in September of 1985 when guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung decided to form a band in their spare time while studying at the Berklee College of Music. The pair came across drummer Mike Portnoy in one of Berklee's rehearsal rooms, where he was asked to join the band. The trio started off by covering Iron Maiden and Rush songs in the rehearsal rooms at Berklee. Dream Theater in 1986. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario; presently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ...


Myung, Petrucci, and Portnoy settled on the name Majesty for their newly formed group. According to the The Score So Far… documentary, they were waiting in line for tickets to a Rush concert at the Berklee Performance Center while listening to the band on a boom box. Portnoy commented that the ending of the song "Bastille Day" (from the album Caress of Steel) sounded "majestic." It was then decided that Majesty would be the band's name [5]. DVD Cover Score is a 3CD/2DVD combination by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... This article is about the French holiday. ... Caress of Steel was the third album by Rush, released in 1975. ...


The trio then set out to fill the remaining positions in the group. Petrucci asked his high school band-mate Kevin Moore to play keyboards. After accepting the position, another friend from home, Chris Collins, was recruited as lead vocalist after band members heard him sing a cover of "Queen of the Reich" by Queensrÿche[6] During this time, Portnoy, Petrucci and Myung's hectic schedules forced them to abandon their studies to concentrate on their music, as they did not feel they could learn more in College. Moore also left his college, SUNY Fredonia, to concentrate on the band. Kevin Moore promotional photo Kevin Moore (born May 26, 1967) is a keyboardist, composer and original member of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Chris Collins Chris Collins was the original vocalist for progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Queensrÿche (pronounced IPA: ) is an American heavy metal / progressive metal band formed in 1981 in Bellevue, Washington. ... The State University of New York at Fredonia (also known as SUNY Fredonia or Fredonia State) is a four-year liberal arts college located in Fredonia, New York. ...


The Majesty Demos and the birth of "Dream Theater" (1986–1987)

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"Another Won" from The Majesty Demos.
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The beginning months of 1986 were filled with various concert dates in and around the New York City area. During this time, the band recorded a collection of demos, titled The Majesty Demos. The initial run of 1,000 sold out within six months, and dubbed copies of the cassette became popular within the progressive metal scene. The Majesty Demos are still available in their original tape format today, despite being released officially on CD through Mike Portnoy's YtseJam Records. The Majesty Demos were the first recorded attempts of the now famous progressive metal band Dream Theater, under their original name Majesty. The original 1986 tape contained six tracks which were recorded on Mike Portnoys analog 4-track recorder and another 4-track recorder obtained from friends at Berklee. ... The Majesty Demos were the first recorded attempts of the now famous progressive metal band Dream Theater, under their original name Majesty. The original 1986 tape contained six tracks which were recorded on Mike Portnoys analog 4-track recorder and another 4-track recorder obtained from friends at Berklee. ... For the meaning of cassette in genetics, see cassette (genetics). ... The YtseJam Records logo YtseJam Records is a semi-independent record label set up by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in 2003. ...


In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins left the band due to creative differences. After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, who was far older and more experienced than anyone else in the band, successfully auditioned for the group. With the stability that Dominici's appointment brought to Majesty, they began to increase the number of shows played in the New York City area, gaining a considerable amount of exposure. Shortly after hiring Dominici, a Las Vegas group [7] also named Majesty threatened legal action for intellectual property infringement related to the use of their name, so the band was forced to adopt a new moniker. Various possibilities were proposed and tested, among them Glasser, Magus, and M1, which were all rejected[8] until Portnoy's father suggested the name Dream Theater, the name of a movie house in Monterey, California. Charlie Dominici is an American singer. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For other uses, see Monterey (disambiguation). ...


When Dream and Day Unite (1988–1990)

John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Dominici, Kevin Moore, John Myung

With this stability, Dream Theater concentrated on writing more material while playing more concerts in New York and in neighboring states. This eventually attracted the attention of Mechanic Records, a division of MCA. Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic on June 23, 1988[8] and set out to record their debut album. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


When Dream and Day Unite was released in 1989 to far less fanfare than the band had anticipated. Mechanic ended up breaking the majority of the financial promises they had made to Dream Theater prior to signing their contract, so the band was restricted to playing around New York City. The promotional tour for the album consisted of just five concerts, all of which were relatively local. Their first show was at Sundance in Bay Shore, New York opening for the classic rock power trio Zebra. [9]. When Dream and Day Unite (1989) is the first studio album released by Dream Theater, a progressive metal band, on March 6th, 1989. ...


After the fourth show, Dominici was fired because of personal and creative differences. Shortly after, however, the band Marillion asked Dream Theater to open for them at a gig at the Ritz in New York, so Dominici was given the opportunity to perform one last time. It would be another two years before Dream Theater had a replacement vocalist. Marillion is a British Rock group. ...


Images and Words (1991–1993)

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"Pull me Under" from Images and Words.
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Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album. In their search for a new singer they auditioned over 200 people, among them former Fates Warning front man John Arch; all were turned down. In mid-1990, at a gig in New York, Dream Theater introduced Steve Stone as their new singer. He performed just three songs with the band before he was fired for performing less than adequately. It was five months before Dream Theater played another show, this time all-instrumental (under the name YtseJam). Until mid-1992 the band remained focused in an attempt to hire another singer and writing additional music.[9]. It was during this period that they wrote the majority of what would become the 1992's Images and Words. Images and Words is the second album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Fates Warning is a progressive metal band, formed in 1983 by John Arch, Jim Matheos, Victor Arduini, Joe DiBiase, and Steve Zimmerman in Connecticut, USA. The band directly contributed to the establishment of the progressive metal genre. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In late 1991, Kevin James LaBrie, of glam metal band Winter Rose, was flown from Canada to New York for an audition. LaBrie jammed on three songs with the band, and was immediately hired to fill the vocalist position. Once recruited, LaBrie decided to drop his first name to avoid confusion with the other Kevin in the band. For the next few months, the band returned to playing live shows (still mostly around NYC), while working on vocal parts for the music written before acquiring LaBrie. ATCO Records (now EastWest), a division of Elektra Records, signed Dream Theater to a seven album contract based on a three song demo (later made available as "The ATCO Demos" through the Dream Theater fan club). James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Winter Rose was the name of a Canadian glam band who were active in the 1980s. ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well known person, group, idea (such as history) or sometimes even an inanimate object (such as a famous building). ...


The first album to be recorded under their new record contract was 1992's Images and Words. For promotion, the label released a CD Single and video clip for the song "Another Day", but neither made significant commercial impact. The song "Pull Me Under", however, managed to garner a high level of radio airplay without any organized promotion from the band or their label. In response, ATCO produced a video clip for "Pull Me Under", which saw heavy rotation on MTV. A third video clip was produced for "Take the Time", but it was not nearly as successful as "Pull Me Under". Images and Words is the second album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Images and Words track listing Pull Me Under (1) Another Day (2) Take the Time (3) Another Day is the second track and the first single from the Dream Theater album Images and Words. ... Pull Me Under is the first track from Dream Theaters 1992 album Images and Words. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Take the Time is a song by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


The success of "Pull Me Under", combined with relentless touring throughout the U.S. and Japan, caused Images and Words to achieve gold record certification in the States and platinum status in Japan. A tour of Europe followed in 1993, which included a show at London's famed Marquee Club. The show was recorded and released as Live at the Marquee, Dream Theater's first official live album. Additionally, a video compilation of their Japanese concerts (mixed in with documentary-style footage of the off-stage portion of the tour) was released as Images and Words: Live in Tokyo. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Marquee is a legendary music club first located at 165 Oxford Street, London, England when it opened in 1958 with a range of jazz and skiffle acts. ... For the Irish music festival, see Live at the Marquee (festival). ...


Awake (1994)

Eager to work on fresh material, Dream Theater retreated to the studio in May 1994. Awake, Dream Theater's third studio album, was released in October 1994 in a hail of controversy among fans. Shortly before the album was mixed, Moore announced to the rest of the band that he wished to concentrate on his own musical interests and would be quitting Dream Theater[10]. Moore was simply no longer interested in touring, nor did he favor the style of music Dream Theater performed. As a result, the band had to scramble to find a replacement keyboardist before a tour could be considered. Awake is the third studio album from progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


Jens Johansson, who would go on to become a member of Stratovarius, was among the biggest names to audition; however, the band members were eager to fill the position with keyboardist Jordan Rudess. Portnoy and Petrucci had come across Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, where he was recognized as "best new talent" in the reader's poll. The two invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, CA[9]. For the members of Dream Theater, the show went incredibly well, and Rudess was asked to fill the keyboardist position permanently; however, Rudess opted to tour with The Dixie Dregs instead since it granted him more personal latitude. Disappointed, Dream Theater hired fellow Berklee alumnus Derek Sherinian, whose previous work included stints with Alice Cooper and Kiss, to fill in for the Awake promotional tour. By the conclusion of the tour, the band decided to take Sherinian on as Moore's full-time replacement. Jens Johansson (born November 2, 1963 in Stockholm) is a world-renowned Swedish keyboardist and pianist in the power metal-genre. ... Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band, formed in 1984, still active today. ... Jordan Rudess (born Jordan Rudes on November 4, 1956) is a progressive rock keyboardist best known as a member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Founded May 1, 1887 Incorporated July 8, 1911 General Information County Los Angeles County, California Latitude Longitude 34°1049 N 118°1942 W Area  - Total  - Water 45 km² (17. ... Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ...


A Change of Seasons and Falling into Infinity (1995–1998)

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"A Change of Seasons" from A Change of Seasons.
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Dream Theater with Derek Sherinian in 1995. Left to right: John Myung, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherninian, John Petrucci, James LaBrie.
Dream Theater with Derek Sherinian in 1995. Left to right: John Myung, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherninian, John Petrucci, James LaBrie.

Once again finding themselves with a new member, Dream Theater did not immediately start working on new material. Fans around the world, united on the YtseJam Mailing List (the most popular form of communication between Dream Theater fans at that point), had started placing pressure on the band to officially release the song "A Change of Seasons". It had been written in 1989 and was intended to be a part of Images and Words, but at almost 17 minutes, it was deemed too long for studio placement. However, the band did perform it live on occasion while continuing to revise it in the years leading up to 1995. A Change of Seasons is a 1995 EP by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Image File history File links Dream_Theater_1995. ... Image File history File links Dream_Theater_1995. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... An electronic mailing list, a type of Internet forum, is a special usage of e-mail that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. ... A Change of Seasons is the first track from the EP A Change of Seasons by United States progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


The petition was successful, and the group entered BearTracks Studios in New York in April 1995 to rewrite and record the 23 minute song with Sherinian contributing significantly to the final product. To disseminate "A Change of Seasons", the band released it as an EP along with a collection of cover songs recorded live at the Uncovered fan club gig. BearTracks Studios is a recording studio complex in Suffern, NY, owned by Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ...


After a short run of small concerts to promote A Change of Seasons, Dream Theater took a break for a few months. To keep busy, however, the band released a special Christmas CD through their official fan club, consisting of rare live tracks recorded during the band's early years. They continued releasing a new CD each Christmas until 2005.[11]Also during the break the individual members set out to write compositions for their upcoming collaborative writing sessions. A Change of Seasons is a 1995 EP by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


Meanwhile, there were several changes at EastWest, and Dream Theater's main contact within the label was fired. As a result, the new team at the company were unaccustomed to the relationship Dream Theater had with former EastWest personnel, and they pressured Dream Theater to write an album that was more accessible. At the end of 1996, they entered the studio to write their next album. In addition to pressuring the band to adopt a more mainstream sound, EastWest recruited writer/producer Desmond Child to work with Petrucci on polishing the lyrics to his song "You Or Me". The whole band substantially reworked the music to the song, and it appeared on the album as "You Not Me" with a chorus that was barely reminiscent of the original. Child also had a noticeable impact on the album, with a shift towards compositions that were less complex and more radio-friendly. Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ...


The band wrote almost two CDs worth of material, including a 20 minute long follow-up to the Images and Words song "Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper". The label, however, did not allow the release of a double album because it felt that a 140-minute record would not be digestible by the general public. James LaBrie also felt that the CD should be a single disc.[12] Most of the unused songs were released in other ways later on, either on fan club Christmas CDs, or at live shows. CD redirects here. ...


The material that made it onto the album proper was released as Falling Into Infinity, which received a mixed reception from fans who were more familiar with the band's earlier sound. While the album was moderately progressive-sounding, tracks such as "Hollow Years" and "You Not Me" prompted some to believe it was the dawn of a new, mainstream-sounding Dream Theater. Overall, the album was both a critical and commercial disappointment. Although Portnoy didn't speak out publicly at the time, many years later, in the 2004 DVD commentary for 5 Years in a LIVEtime, he revealed that he had been so discouraged during this period he'd considered disbanding Dream Theater altogether. Falling into Infinity is the fourth full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, released in 1997. ... Hollow Years is the fourth song and the first single from the Dream Theater album Falling into Infinity. ... 5 Years in a LIVEtime is the second home video release by Dream Theater. ...


During the European leg of the Falling Into Infinity world tour, two shows were recorded for a live album entitled Once In A LIVEtime, in France and The Netherlands. The album was released at around the same time as the video 5 Years in a LIVEtime, which chronicled the time from when Kevin Moore left the band up to the Falling Into Infinity promotional tour. Once in a LIVEtime is a 2CD live album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, recorded at the Bataclan in France and released in 1998. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... 5 Years in a LIVEtime is the second home video release by Dream Theater. ...


Scenes from a Memory and first live DVD (1999–2001)

In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney invited Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to work on an album, which would become the first in a long string of side-projects for the members of Dream Theater [13]. The lineup consisted of Portnoy on drums, Petrucci on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, who had finished with the Dixie Dregs. The band assumed the name Liquid Tension Experiment, and would act as a medium through which Portnoy and Petrucci could once again court Rudess to join Dream Theater. In 1999, he accepted an offer to become the third full-time Dream Theater keyboardist, replacing Sherinian. Magna Carta Records is a music production and distribution company dealing mostly in progressive rock and metal. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive rock/metal project, founded by drummer Mike Portnoy, in 1997. ...


With yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album. As a result of an ultimatum from Portnoy, the label gave the band complete creative control. The follow-up to "Metropolis Part 1", which was written during the Falling Into Infinity sessions (but not used on that album), was taken off the shelf for reworking. They decided to expand the 20-minute song into a complete concept album, with a story revolving around themes such as reincarnation, murder and betrayal. To avoid stirring up the fan base, a tight veil of secrecy enveloped the writing and recording process. The only things fans were privy to prior to its release were a track list that had been leaked against the band's wishes, and a release date. In 1999, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory was released to high critical acclaim. It was hailed as Dream Theater's masterpiece by many fans and critics alike, despite only reaching #73 on the US album chart.[1] In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ...


A massive world tour followed, taking over a year to complete, by far their largest to that point. The concerts reflected the theatrical aspect of the album. They played the entire Scenes From a Memory album from start to finish, with a video screen on the back wall of the stage showing a narrative companion to the story of the album. In addition to playing the album in its entirety, the band also played a second set of Dream Theater songs, as well as a few covers and improvisations of old Dream Theater material. For one extra special show, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, actors were hired to play characters in the story, and a gospel choir was enlisted to perform in some sections of the performance. The Roseland Ballroom (also referred to as Roseland Dance City) is a catering hall/music venue/dance hall in a converted ice skating rink with a colorful ballroom dancing pedigree in New York Citys theatre district on West 52nd Street. ...


This show, the last North American date of the tour, was recorded for the band's first DVD release. After many technical delays, the DVD, titled Metropolis 2000, was released in early 2001. Shortly after, the band announced that an audio version of the concert, with the entire four-hour long set-list (most of which had to be cut from the DVD to save space), would be released.


The cover for the CD version of the concert, titled Live Scenes From New York, depicted one of Dream Theater's early logos (the Images And Words-era burning heart, modeled on the Sacred Heart of Christ) modified to show an apple (as in "Big Apple") instead of the heart, and the New York skyline, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in the flame above it. In an unfortunate coincidence, the album was released on the same date as the September 11, 2001 attacks. The album was quickly recalled by the band and was re-released with revised artwork later[14]. Live Scenes From New York is a 3CD live album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, recorded on August 30, 2000, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. ... Typical illustration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus physical heart. ... The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City used by New Yorkers. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)

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Putting the whole ordeal behind them, Dream Theater once again entered BearTracks Studios to record their sixth studio album. Four years after they first petitioned EastWest to allow them to release a double album, they finally got their chance with Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. The first disc consisted of five tracks of 7-13 minutes in length, and the second disc was devoted entirely to the 42-minute title track, which is to date the longest song Dream Theater has written. The genesis of that song came when Rudess wrote what would become the "Overture" section of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence", and the band took some different melodies and ideas contained within it and expanded them into chapters of the complete piece. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (often abbreviated to SDOIT or 6DOIT) is the sixth full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (often abbreviated to SDOIT or 6DOIT) is the sixth full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence is the sixth song and title track on the album of the same name, written and performed by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence ended up being received very well by critics and the press. It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums since Awake, debuting on the Billboard charts at #46[1] and the Billboard Internet charts at #1.[15] Throughout the next year and a half they toured the world once more, with an expanded live show including a select few special "album cover" gigs (see Cover songs section, below), in which they played Metallica's Master of Puppets and Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast in their entirety. For the title track of the album, see Master of Puppets (song). ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ...


Train of Thought (2003–2004)

During 2003, Dream Theater entered the studio to write and record another album. Since Scenes From A Memory was written and recorded simultaneously in the studio, in the spirit of change, the band took a different approach by setting aside three weeks for writing prior to recording. In the middle of the recording sessions for the album, a special tour with two other progressive metal bands, Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, was undertaken in North America. The "Escape From The Studio American tour", as it was referred to in Dream Theater's promotional material, featured Queensrÿche and Dream Theater as co-headlining acts with Fates Warning performing supporting act duties. As a finale for each concert there was an extended encore in which both Dream Theater and Queensrÿche performed together on stage simultaneously, often playing cover songs.


At the completion of the tour, Dream Theater returned to the studio to finish the recording of their seventh album, Train of Thought. They concentrated more on writing a great song-oriented album, a mindset inspired by covering Master of Puppets and Number of the Beast on a previous concert tour. As a result, the hard rock sound of those two albums seemed to creep into Train of Thought.[16] The album was a critical success, but it alienated a fair proportion of Dream Theater's fans who preferred traditional progressive rock, such as Yes or King Crimson, more than recent hard rock music like that of Tool[citation needed]. Regardless, it seemed to expand Dream Theater's fan base into new territory, that of modern hard rock[citation needed]. Train of Thought is the seventh full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ...


Another world tour followed, during which Dream Theater performed support act duties for one of their major influences, Yes. A modest North American tour was completed by the two bands, after which Dream Theater continued to tour the world with their so-called "An Evening With Dream Theater" shows.


Their next move was to release another live CD/DVD combination, this time recorded at the famous Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on their Train of Thought world tour. Live at Budokan was released on October 5, 2004, and further propelled Dream Theater's reputation as one of the premier live acts in progressive metal. The Nippon Budokan Hall (日本武道館;Nippon Budōkan) is an arena in central Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Live at Budokan is a 3CD/2DVD combination released by progressive metal band Dream Theater on October 5, 2004. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Octavarium and Score (2005–2006)

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Dream Theater after concert in Paris (2005). Left to right: Portnoy, Petrucci, LaBrie, Myung, Rudess
Dream Theater after concert in Paris (2005). Left to right: Portnoy, Petrucci, LaBrie, Myung, Rudess

Upon the completion of their Train of Thought promotional tour, Dream Theater entered the Hit Factory studios in NYC to record their eighth album. As it turned out, they would be the last group ever to record in that famous studio, and after they wrapped up their final session, the lights were turned off at the studio forever. Octavarium is the eighth full-length Dream Theater studio album, released on June 7, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Image File history File links Dream_theater_live_in_Parigi_2005. ... Image File history File links Dream_theater_live_in_Parigi_2005. ... The Hit Factory was a recording studio in New York City famous for its clientele. ...


Octavarium, was released on June 7, 2005 and took the band's sound in yet another new direction. Among its eight songs is a continuation of Portnoy's "Alcoholics Anonymous" suite ("The Root of All Evil", steps 6-7 in the 12-step plan), as well as the title track, a musically versatile 24 minute epic rivaling "A Change of Seasons". Octavarium received mixed reviews from fans and has been the subject of spirited debate. In particular, some fans thought that the band wore its musical influences too prominently on its sleeve (e.g. "Never Enough" has been compared to Muse's "Stockholm Syndrome"[17] and the relatively radio-friendly "I Walk Beside You," which combines a sound reminiscent of U2 and Coldplay)[18]. Octavarium was the last album under their seven-album deal with Elektra Records, which had inherited the contract upon its absorption of EastWest Records. Octavarium is the eighth full-length Dream Theater studio album, released on June 7, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alcoholics Anonymous Suite is a series of songs by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... The Root of All Evil is the first song of the eighth Dream Theater studio album, Octavarium. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Coldplay is a British alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ...


Dream Theater toured extensively throughout 2005 and 2006 to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band, including a headlining spot on Gigantour. During a show on August 2, 2005 in Dallas, the band paid tribute to Pantera's late guitarist Dimebag Darrell by performing the song "Cemetery Gates" as an encore. In addition was the unexpected appearance of fellow musicians Russell Allen, Burton C. Bell and Dave Mustaine, who joined the band on stage to perform parts of the song. A Gigantour 2005 web banner, before Anthrax was announced to join the festival. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Dimebag redirects here. ... For the Smiths song Cemetry Gates, see the album The Queen Is Dead Cemetery Gates is a seven minute song by heavy metal band Pantera. ... Russell Allen (born July 19, 1971 in Long Beach, California) is the singer of the American symphonic progressive metal band Symphony X. // Allen has been the lead singer of Symphony X since 1995, releasing together six studio albums. ... Burton C. Bell being interviewed at the 2006 Wacken Open Air Burton Christopher Bell (born February 19, 1969) is a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ...


Dream Theater later departed from Gigantour and continued on with their own series of concerts. The 20th anniversary tour concluded with a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 1, 2006. Though the show had minimal promotion, it was sold out days after tickets were made available. This show, which was recorded for a CD/DVD called Score released on August 29, 2006 through Rhino Records, was the band's first concert accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra (the "Octavarium Orchestra"). Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD Cover Score is a 3CD/2DVD combination by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ...


Systematic Chaos (2007)

Dream Theater's latest album Systematic Chaos was released on June 5, 2007. The record marked their first with new label Roadrunner Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. Roadrunner implemented increased promotion for the album, and as a result, Systematic Chaos reached number 19 on the Billboard 200, marking the highest initial charting album in Dream Theater's career.[19] It also saw the release of a video for "Constant Motion" on July 14, the band's first music video since the mid-1990s. An authorized book entitled Lifting Shadows, detailing their first twenty years, is also set for release before the end of 2007.[20] Systematic Chaos contains eight tracks, but technically only seven songs. The album contains an epic titled "In the Presence of Enemies", bookending the album as tracks 1 and 8, Portnoy's continuing AA Saga with the song "Repentance", and a song of political nature, "Prophets of War". Alternate Cover Special Edition CD/DVD Cover Systematic Chaos is the ninth studio release of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, and their first released on the new label, Roadrunner Records. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Constant Motion is the third song and first single from Systematic Chaos, the ninth studio album by Dream Theater. ... Lifting Shadows is an upcoming biography book about the progressive metal band Dream Theater, written by Rich Wilson. ... In the Presence of Enemies is a song from Dream Theaters upcoming album Systematic Chaos. ... The Alcoholics Anonymous Suite is a series of songs by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Repentance is the fifth song on Dream Theaters unreleased 2007 album, Systematic Chaos. ... Prophets of War is the sixth track off of Dream Theaters 2007 unreleased album, Systematic Chaos. ...


The 2007/2008 Chaos In Motion World Tour started off in Italy. Dream Theater played in the Gods of Metal concert on June 3, 2007.[21] Dream Theater also appeared at the Fields Of Rock Festival in the Netherlands on June 17, 2007[22]. They also played at various other European festivals including the UK's Download Festival and the French festival Hellfest Summer Open Air with other bands such as Megadeth, Korn, Mastodon and Slayer. Gods of Metal is the biggest Italian metal festival, held annually since 1997. ... -1... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Hellfest Summer Open Air is an extreme music festival held annually in Clisson (France) since 2006. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... This article is about the band. ... For the prehistoric animal, see Mastadon. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ...


Dream Theater returned to perform the North American leg of the tour on July 24 in San Diego, California and wrapped up on August 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They played with opening acts Redemption and Into Eternity. The "Chaos In Motion" tour continued for the rest of the year and into 2008, playing shows in Asia, South America and, for the first time, Australia. [23] Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Redemption is an American progressive metal band comprising former members of Fates Warning and Prymary. ... Into Eternity is a melodic death metal and progressive metal band from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) and Inaugural Progressive Nation Tour (2008)

On April 1, 2008, a two-disc compilation album entitled Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) was released by the band. The title jokingly references the song "Pull Me Under," the band's only significant radio hit. The album is Dream Theater's first greatest hits album, it also included three new song re-mixes, and an unreleased track. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dream Theater recently finished their package tour dubbed as "Progressive Nation Tour 2008," which started on May 2nd. Joining them on the tour were Opeth, Between the Buried and Me as well as 3. Unlike previous Dream Theater tours they performed in cities that they had not visited in the past (such as Vancouver, Canada) or cities they hadn't played in for several years. This tour also marked the first time, since the release of Images & Words, where the group performed in small venues and performance theaters. Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band that formed in 1990 in Stockholm. ... Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal quintet from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... 3, also known as Three, is an American experimental/progressive rock band formed in Woodstock, New York in the early 90s. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


Dream Theater has announced that a new live DVD, featuring a compilation of concerts from the past year, will be released in 2008.[24]


On June 2, 2008, Mike Portnoy announced on his Forum that Dream Theater would enter the studio in September 2008 to record their next record. The tour promoting the new album will start in 2009. He also mentioned the return of the "Progressive Nation Tour" in 2009, but no mention has been made of the bands artists participating.[25] is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Logo and imagery

The Dream Theater wordmark and Majesty symbol.
The Dream Theater wordmark and Majesty symbol.

Despite the band being forced to change their name, Dream Theater adopted a custom logo (known as the Majesty symbol) and wordmark which has appeared on the vast majority of their promotional material and on the front cover of every Dream Theater studio album. The Majesty symbol is derived from Mary Queen of Scots' mark,[26] which was re-worked by Charlie Dominici for use on the album artwork for When Dream and Day Unite.[27] It consists of a capital Phi, a capital Lambda, and a capital Mu[citation needed]. Image File history File links Majesty. ... Image File history File links Majesty. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... Computing Wordmark is a bit in each memory location on some variable word length computers (e. ... Mary, Queen of Scots redirects here. ... Charlie Dominici is an American singer. ... When Dream and Day Unite (1989) is the first studio album released by Dream Theater, a progressive metal band, on March 6th, 1989. ... Look up Φ, φ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Λ, λ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Μ, μ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Live performances

Throughout their career, Dream Theater's live shows have gradually become bigger, longer, and more diverse. The most obvious example of this is their rotational set list policy. That is, every single night of every tour has its set list devised by Portnoy using a meticulous process that ensures its uniqueness. Factors such as set lists from previous cities are taken into account to ensure that people who see Dream Theater multiple times within the same area will not see the same songs performed twice, and even the set list from the last time the band was in a particular city is taken into account for the benefit of fans who see the band on successive tours.[28]

Rudess and Petrucci dueling in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008).
Rudess and Petrucci dueling in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008).

For this to be possible, the band prepares to play the majority of its catalogue at any performance, depending on what Portnoy decides to program for that night. This process also requires the employment of a complex lighting system to load pre-configured lighting cues based on the individual songs.


Some of Dream Theater's more notable touring partners include Deep Purple, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, King's X, Marillion, Megadeth, In Flames, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Queensrÿche, Riverside, Spock's Beard, Fear Factory, Enchant, Symphony X, and Yes. In 2005, Dream Theater toured North America with the Gigantour festival, co-headlining with Megadeth, and have played with Megadeth and Iron Maiden physically on stage. This article is about the rock band. ... ELP can also stand for Extra Long Play, a format for the VCR tape. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... This article is about the band. ... Marillion is a British Rock group. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... In Flames is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in 1990. ... Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive metal band featuring Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the lyricist, chief composer, guitarist, and lead vocalist. ... Porcupine Tree is an English progressive rock band formed in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England by Steven Wilson. ... Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band that formed in 1990 in Stockholm. ... Queensrÿche (pronounced IPA: ) is an American heavy metal / progressive metal band formed in 1981 in Bellevue, Washington. ... Riverside is a critically acclaimed progressive rock band from Warsaw, Poland. ... Spocks Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ... For almost one and a half decades, San Francisco based Enchant are celebrating their typical American mix of prog, neo prog, classic and melodic rock. ... Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from New Jersey founded in 1994 by guitarist Michael Romeo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Gigantour 2005 web banner, before Anthrax was announced to join the festival. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ...


The band's full world tours, since Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, have predominantly been so-called "Evening with..." tours, in which the band performs for at least three hours with an intermission and no opening act. The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was nearly four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.[29][30]

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", live at Nagoya, Japan.
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There is also a significant amount of humor, casualness, and improvisation attached to a Dream Theater concert. In the midst of "A Change of Seasons" it is quite common for themes such as those for Major League Baseball and The Simpsons to be quoted, and Rudess routinely modifies his solo section in the song and others, often playing the ragtime section of "When the Water Breaks" from Liquid Tension Experiment 2. Other quotations include "Mary Had a Little Lamb" during "Endless Sacrifice" on the Gigantour, a calliope-inspired break between verses of "Under a Glass Moon", a quote of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina"'s main melody played by Petrucci while performing the intro solo of "Through Her Eyes" in Buenos Aires, the Turkish March at a concert in Istanbul, and the opening riff of Rush's A Passage to Bangkok at a show in Bangkok, Thailand. On the most recent "20th Anniversary World Tour" Rudess has even thrown in a short "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" theme in a break during "Endless Sacrifice". Major Leagues redirects here. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Look up ragtime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Liquid Tension Experiment 2 is the second album by the band Liquid Tension Experiment. ... “Dont Cry for Me Argentina” is the best-known song from the 1976 musical, Evita, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Nova Roma (original name given in 330 and used during Constantines reign) and later Constantinople (following Constantines death in 337) Ottoman period 1453... Look up Rush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2112 track listing 2112 (Track 1) A Passage to Bangkok (Track 2) The Twilight Zone (Track 3) A Passage to Bangkok is the second song on Rushs album, 2112. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ...


Occasionally, a member of the audience is picked at random to perform on stage, an example of which can be seen during Portnoy's drum solo on the Live at Budokan DVD. There have also been many impromptu renditions of "Happy Birthday" when a member of the band or crew have a birthday corresponding to a tour date, which normally results in a birthday cake being thrown at the subject.


Perhaps the best example of Dream Theater's unpredictable concert structure is that during Derek Sherinian's time with the band. At selected shows the band members all swapped instruments and performed an encore as the fictitious band dubbed Nightmare Cinema. They usually performed a cover of Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers", and, on one occasion, Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution." At some shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers". Sherinian, wearing a feather boa and novelty sunglasses, would perform a pop-punk song entitled "I Don't Like You" with Petrucci and Portnoy backing. Instrument-switching is a live practice of (usually heavy metal) bands who like to entertain their audiences in unexpected ways: musicians trade their instruments and perform with an instrument they are usually not associated with. ... Nightmare Cinema is a warped version of Dream Theater, deriving its name from the approximate opposite of Dream Theater. It features John Petrucci on drums, Mike Portnoy on bass guitar, John Myung on keyboards, Derek Sherinian on guitar, and James LaBrie on vocals. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


Dream Theater's largest audience as a headlining act was 20,000 in Santiago, Chile on December 6, 2005. [31] This was during their first tour of South American countries other than Brazil (which they had visited in 1997 and 1998). Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Dream Theater just wrapped up their highly successful "Progressive Nation '08" tour, along with Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, and 3. The tour is the brainchild of Mike Portnoy, who stated, "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk."[32] Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band that formed in 1990 in Stockholm. ... Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal quintet from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... 3, also known as Three, is an American experimental/progressive rock band formed in Woodstock, New York in the early 90s. ...


Bootleg culture

Mike Portnoy started an official bootlegs series in response to Dream Theater fans' affinity for live versions of their concerts. Dream Theater is one of the most actively bootlegged bands in the progressive metal genre. Since their very first shows in New York as Majesty, fans have recorded almost every single show that Dream Theater have played (occasionally there are three or four versions of a single concert), and some very elaborate and professional recordings have been released. Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ...


However, not every member in the band tolerates the release of Dream Theater bootlegs. Portnoy is the most pro-bootlegging member, since he was an avid collector of many bootlegs in his younger days and keeps his own personal archive of Dream Theater material in his basement. Petrucci and LaBrie have voiced opposition to people recording their concerts. Petrucci takes issue with bootleggers because he prefers audience members to concentrate on the musicians on stage, and not the level adjustments on their recording device. LaBrie, on the other hand, argues that bootlegging takes ownership and control over Dream Theater's performances away from the band themselves and into the hands of the public. Myung has expressed mild opposition to bootlegging, but in some interviews has mentioned that he does not particularly take great issue with it.


Dream Theater have released a series of official bootlegs, demos and other rarities through YtseJam Records, headed by Portnoy.[33] They include demos the band put out before official albums, as well as many live shows, including shows where the band has covered a particular album. Albums covered include Dark Side of the Moon, Made in Japan, Master of Puppets, and Number of the Beast. The YtseJam Records logo YtseJam Records is a semi-independent record label set up by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in 2003. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... Made in Japan is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. ... For the title track of the album, see Master of Puppets (song). ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the US (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the most...


Rarities

Throughout the years Dream Theater have released items that are considered to be quite rare. The rarest piece in the Dream Theater catalogue is the original version of Live Scenes From New York which shows the New York, World Trade Centers on fire. This item was pulled shortly after its release on September 11, 2001 and replaced with an alternate cover. This item can often be found on Ebay selling for upwards of $100. [34] Also, the original version of When Dream and Day Unite released on Mechanic Records in 1989 is an item considered, even by the band, to be very hard to come by.[citation needed] Only several thousand copies were ever printed and only released in the general east coast area of the United States. Since 1989 there have been two separate re-issues of the album by a bootleg label. One in a digi-pak format and one in standard jewel case format. Both items also have a low print number and rare items for those who collect bootlegs. A live version of the album titled When Dream and Day Reunite was released featuring vocals performed by James Labrie and was made available through Mike Portnoy's record label, Ytse Jam Records. Live Scenes From New York is a 3CD live album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, recorded on August 30, 2000, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... YtseJam Records is a semi-independent record label set up by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in 2003. ...


Cover songs

Dream Theater has been known for covering other artists' work throughout their career. They took this practice to a new level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. At three special gigs, one each in Barcelona, Chicago and New York City, they covered Metallica's Master of Puppets album in its entirety after a full set of Dream Theater material. This came as a surprise to fans, as there was no sign that this was to occur, other than it being announced that the gigs involved, which were the second of a two-night stand in each city, would be "extra special". This tradition can most likely be traced back to one of Mike Portnoy's favorite bands, Phish, who began a series of performing "musical costumes" of entire albums from other artists each Halloween beginning in 1994. Portnoy devised this "album cover" as the first in a series of gigs to be played as tributes to bands that had been influential in the formation and development of Dream Theater. The covers set divided many fans who attended the shows, with some people saying that they went to a Dream Theater concert to see original music and not another artist's work. Others, however, said that it was a bonus and not a replacement for a normal Dream Theater concert, since an ordinary gig had been played the night before. // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For the title track of the album, see Master of Puppets (song). ... This article is about the band. ... The logo from the Live Phish Halloween shows. ...


On the next leg of the tour they covered Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast and received a similar reaction to Master of Puppets, although it was already known that a cover was to be performed that night because the tour itinerary included two successive gigs in a single city. On October 11, 2005, Dream Theater covered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Dream Theater's official webpage stated that the second sets of the second nights in Amsterdam, London, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Tokyo (October 11, October 25, December 4, December 11 and January 13 respectively), and also the second set of the January 15 show in Osaka, would be a classic album covered in its entirety. Dark Side of the Moon was played again on October 25 in London. However, in Buenos Aires (December 4) and São Paulo (December 11) the 'classic album' played was Dream Theater's own Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, to make up for not having visited Argentina and Brazil in their Metropolis 2000 tour. On January 13, 2006 (Tokyo) and on the 15th (Osaka), Dream Theater covered Deep Purple's live album Made in Japan. Portnoy says that he has one more cover show planned, but refuses to reveal when it will occur, or what album will be covered.[35] Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Made in Japan is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. ...


During Gigantour 2005, Dream Theater did a cover of Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" as a tribute to the late "Dimebag" Darrel Lance Abbott. As an added bonus, they had Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, and Russell Allen of Symphony X do guest vocals and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, do the main solo for the song. For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... For the Smiths song Cemetry Gates, see the album The Queen Is Dead Cemetery Gates is a seven minute song by heavy metal band Pantera. ... Dimebag redirects here. ... Burton C. Bell being interviewed at the 2006 Wacken Open Air Burton Christopher Bell (born February 19, 1969) is a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ... Russell Allen (born July 19, 1971 in Long Beach, California) is the singer of the American symphonic progressive metal band Symphony X. // Allen has been the lead singer of Symphony X since 1995, releasing together six studio albums. ... Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from New Jersey founded in 1994 by guitarist Michael Romeo. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ...


In addition, Dream Theater released several live cover songs on their EP A Change of Seasons, including songs from Elton John, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Journey, Kansas, and Dixie Dregs. A Change of Seasons is a 1995 EP by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article is about the rock band. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bass guitarist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation). ... Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ...


In 2008, they recorded a version of Iron Maiden's To Tame a Land for a Kerrang magazine compilation. Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... To Tame a Land is a song by heavy metal band Iron Maiden on their Piece of Mind album. ... Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine published in the United Kingdom since June 1981. ...


Discography

The discography for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...

Studio releases

When Dream and Day Unite (1989) is the first studio album released by Dream Theater, a progressive metal band, on March 6th, 1989. ... Images and Words is the second album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Awake is the third studio album from progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Falling into Infinity is the fourth full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater, released in 1997. ... Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (often abbreviated to SDOIT or 6DOIT) is the sixth full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Train of Thought is the seventh full-length studio album by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Octavarium is the eighth full-length Dream Theater studio album, released on June 7, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Alternate Cover Special Edition CD/DVD Cover Systematic Chaos is the ninth studio release of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, and their first released on the new label, Roadrunner Records. ...

Band members

For more details on this topic, see List of Dream Theater band members.

Current members

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Former members

Chris Collins Chris Collins was the original vocalist for progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Charlie Dominici is an American singer. ... Kevin Moore promotional photo Kevin Moore (born May 26, 1967) is a keyboardist, composer and original member of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ...

Awards and certificates

RIAA gold and platinum certification

  1. Images and Words (Gold) - February 2, 1995
  2. Metropolis 2000: Live Scenes From New York (Gold) - November 8, 2002
  3. Live at Budokan (DVD) (Platinum) - January 26, 2005
  4. Live in Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime (Platinum) - March 22, 2006
  5. Score (DVD) (Platinum) - October 11, 2006 [37]

Keyboard Magazine Jordan Rudess was awarded the following 'Keyboard Magazine Reader's Poll award':

  1. Best New Talent (1994)
  2. Burrn magazine's best keyboards player of the year (2007)

Modern Drummer Mike Portnoy won the following Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll awards: Modern Drummer is the oldest magazine (still being published) devoted to the subject of drumming and percussion. ...

  1. Best Up & Coming Talent (1994)
  2. Best Progressive Rock Drummer (1995-2006)
  3. Best Recorded Performance (1995 for Awake, 1996 for A Change of Seasons, 1998 for Falling Into Infinity, 2000 for Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory, 2002 for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, and 2007 for Score)
  4. Best Clinician (2000, 2002)
  5. Best Educational Video/DVD (2000, 2002)
  6. Hall of Fame Inductee (2004)

Guitar World The album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory was ranked #95 on the magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.


Total Guitar John Petrucci won Guitarist of the year award (2007).


Other recognitions

  1. At Dream Theater's Salt Lake City show, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a proclamation making July 30, 2007 "Dream Theater Day" in the state of Utah.
  2. In December 2007, Dream Theater was chosen as Xbox Live's artist of the month.
  3. Dream Theater's music video "Constant Motion" was voted second in the Headbanger's Ball 2007 competition.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Billboard Chart history for Dream Theater can be seen at Billboard.com.
  2. ^ February 9 2007. Nielsen Soundscan News (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  3. ^ When Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records Unite!. dreamtheater.net (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-12.
  4. ^ Summer 2007. Dream Theater Tour Dates (2007).
  5. ^ This was referenced in the documentary "The Score so Far"
  6. ^ Portnoy, Mike (2003). "The Majesty Demos 1985-1986" [CD Liner Notes]. New York: Ytsejam Records.
  7. ^ The Dream Theater FAQ - Graphic Version
  8. ^ a b Portnoy, Mike (2004). When Dream and Day Unite Demos 1987-1989 [CD Liner Notes]. New York: YtseJam Records.
  9. ^ a b c Please see MikePortnoy.com tourography for more information on this tourdate.
  10. ^ EastWest Records Press Release.
  11. ^ Nine Christmas CDs were released through Dream Theater's fan club before it was closed down in 2005. See DTIFC on Dream Theater.net.
  12. ^ LaBrie, James. (Summer '97) Images & Words No. 14, pg. 5
  13. ^ Portnoy, Mike (1998). "Liquid Tension Experiment" [CD Liner Notes]. New York: Magna Carta Records.
  14. ^ Mike Portnoy FAQ.
  15. ^ DreamTheater.net reported that Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence had reached #1 on the Billboard Internet Charts.
  16. ^ Mike Portnoy (2007) "In Constant Motion" Instructional DVD, Train of Thought album analysis.
  17. ^ [1] Octavarium review (MusicOHM)
  18. ^ [2] DPRP Octavarium Review
  19. ^ "Billboard Web Site".[3]
  20. ^ Lifting Shadows - The Authorised Story Of Dream Theater
  21. ^ Gods of Metal official website
  22. ^ "DREAM THEATER Begins Recording New Album, Seeks New Label Home". Blabbermouth.net
  23. ^ "[4]." [5]
  24. ^ Mike Portnoy. Dream Theater on the new live DVD and their longevity. MTV. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.
  25. ^ "MP's PN08 end of tour wrap-up", "Mike Portnoy Forums", 2008-6-2. Retrieved on 2008-6-8.
  26. ^ The mark used by Mary Queen of Scots is available on DreamTheater.net.
  27. ^ Dixon, Brad et al. "What is the 'symbol' DT use?".
  28. ^ Campbell, Courtney. "Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater". Earplugs Required.
  29. ^ See the Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York DVD
  30. ^ Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. "What’s this I hear about Mike being really sick after the Roseland (DVD) show? What happened?". MP FAQ.
  31. ^ Voices UK: Dream Theater Fan Club "Dream Theater News: Record crowd"
  32. ^ "Progressive Nation 2008 - Press Release", dreamtheater.net, Dream Theater, 2007-11-05. Retrieved on 2008-05-11. 
  33. ^ YtseJam Records - The Official Dream Theater Bootlegs
  34. ^ Live Scenes From New York [Audio CD] Dream Theater - eBay (item 150244993861 end time May-14-08 21:42:37 PDT)
  35. ^ Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. "What are all the aspects involved in covering an entire album by another band? What does Mike take into consideration when picking an album?". MP FAQ.
  36. ^ See the "Score" DVD.
  37. ^ RIAA

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References

  • Bredius, Mark. Dream Theater - The Official Site. (Retrieved February-April, 2005.)
  • Dixon, Brad et al. Official Dream Theater FAQ. (Retrieved February-April, 2005, moved c. 2007.)
  • Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. Dream Theater Tourography. (Retrieved February-April, 2005.)
  • King, Brian. (2003). "JaM Progductions! Interview with John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy". Theater of Dreams 29, pp. 14-20.
  • Hansen, Scott. (2003). "James LaBrie: As this man thinks". Theater of Dreams 27/28, pp. 26-30.
  • Hale, Mark (1993). "1731 Majesty", Headbangers, First edition, second printing, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Popular Culture, Ink. ISBN 1-56075-029-4. 

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