Energie, the label that recently released the Dream Theater Tribute "Voices", will be organizing a Dream Theater tribute night at "Thunder Road" in Pavia, Italy, on Wednesday, September 22nd, 1999.
The set will last more than three hours, and will feature three bands: CMKY, Empty Tremor and Evil Wings. The concert will end with a 40 minute jam session, with the various band members alternating on stage, forming various mixed line-ups. They will be playing covers of "classic tunes" from the 70's and 80's. The Final Jam Session will feature guests from Moon of Steel and Mesmerize.
hi to everybody,
here is Italian Dreamers Staff, just recovering from a sunny week end on the beach of Rimini, these letter is going to all of you to announce following important message:
Italian Dreamers - Italian Official Fan Club of Dream Theater and CGD
East West Italia
are proud to announce:
"TONIGHT I'M AWAKE"
2nd Dream Theater Party and Annual Fans Covention
"Frontiera Club" Rome Saturday 29th of May 1999 21.00
Contests with DT gadgets and rare material
Live Concerts of ZEN (Rome) and EMPTY TREMOR (Ravenna)
and according with Magna Charta/EDEL Italia pre-listening session of LTE II
The party is a way to meet DT fans from south/centre Italy wich are interested to know personally Italian Dreamers Staff, Rome is a huge city with a rich underground of prog oriented bands, we also contacted newspaper and media like Metal Hammer, Flash, Metal Shock and Psycho to promote it, everyone had a positive attitude and they contacted us because they want to partecipate as guests of the party wich will have memory in summer issues.
We are working hard to make it possible, feel free to pass this meesage,
if it's possible we ask to pubblicate it on the related DT page.
Italian Dreamers Staff
Matteo, Marco and Simon
Apparently, there is a problem with the Brazilian release of "Once In A LIVEtime". According to various Brazilian fans, disc two only contains six tracks (approximately 38 minutes) instead of eleven :
1. Peruvian Skies
2. Guitar Solo
3. Pull Me Under
5. Learning To Live
6. A Change Of Seasons VII
Elektra and Warner Music Brazil have been notified about this problem, and will hopefully be able to sort things out soon.
13 / '98
Here's the latest....
(feel free to post & pass on...)
I just finished the final edit on the "5 Years in a LIVEtime" home video. (Yes - I get director's credit on it, and I loved doing it...)
This will be the ultimate treasure for any DT fan.....It runs a full 2 hours.
I won't give out a track listing, because I want everybody to watch it without knowing the contents, but I will tell you it includes:
*excerpts from the Unplugged fan club show in Rotterdam
*excerpts from the Uncovered fan club show at Ronnie Scotts
*Live & behind the scenes stuff from the '94/95 & '97/98 tours
*In the studio footage from the Awake & Infinity sessions
*Videos for Lie, The Silent Man & Hollow Years
*Stephane Auzilleau banging his head in the front row in Paris : )
The video is set for release the same day as the "Once in a LIVEtime" CD on Oct 27.
I'm pretty sure the Japanese release will NOT have a bonus track as has been rumoured....this is because I feel that the fans will be shelling out enough $ as it is for a double CD & video, that it is unfair to make someone go for $40 for a Japanese import for one or two more songs....
...between the CD & video, there will be 4 1/2 hours of LIVE DT for the fans already and besides, there will be plenty of outtakes on the Xmas CD. (Yes, you can say that...)
On the touring front, sorry it has taken SSOOOO long to get to you official dates, but they have been constantly changing....
As of now, we are scheduled to play at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 26th, 1998.
Also on the bill is Slayer, Megadeth, Manowar, Savatage & several others. It also looks likely we will be playing 3 shows as a special guest to Megadeth on October 1st, 3rd & 4th.
Still waiting for venue & city info.......
That's all for now....
The "5 Years In A LIVEtime" video is currently available in the following countries :
UK (try HMV, Virgin, Tower or MVC), Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Japan (US imports - local release on November 26th), Norway, Sweden and Australia.
The video will be released in Germany in January.
The following is taken from an interview Steph Perry from Rock Notes On-Line did with Steve Hogarth from Marillion :
We heard that you performed with Dream Theater at the Ronnie Scott's show?
They said they were doing a little gig, and the idea of it was that they wanted to perform songs that had influenced them in their early years. And to collaborate with artists that continue to influence them. I know that the drummer, Mike Portnoy, is a bit of a fan of Marillion and he invited us to perform his favorite song, which was Easter from our Seasons End album. So [Marillion guitarist] Steve Rothery and I performed Easter with Dream Theater. I also did [The Beatles] Happiness Is A Warm Gun, alternating verses with [Dream Theater lead singer] James LaBrie. Mike emailed me actually just this morning and said he's putting together a video for Dream Theater and wanted to include our performance from Ronnie Scott's and did I mind. I told him, of course I didn't mind!
Both the "Once In A LIVEtime" 2CD live album and "5 Years In A LIVEtime" video are now available for pre-order at CDnow. They only have the video in NTSC format.
CDnow lists the following information about the video :
Material fr. last 5 yrs.: 1994-5 "Waking Up the World" & 1997-8 "Touring Into Infinity" tours, footage fr. "Awake" & "Falling Into Infinity" studio sessions, unplugged" fan club show in Rotterdam in 1998, footage fr. "uncovered" show @ Ronnie Scott's in London in 1995. 3 clips: "Lie", "The Silent Man", & "Hollow Years". WEA R-4148