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Dream Theater checks in from the road during their 2012 Summer US Tour. Featuring footage from Austin, TX and Kansas City, MO.
We want to fill our gallery with photos of you, the fans. Please send us photos of yourselves and your families before and after our shows. Do not take photos during the concert as most venues don't allow photography during shows. We want to be respectful of our hosts while at the same time, showing your DT spirit.
Recent 2012 shots only, please. To submit, email a single .jpeg attachment to email@example.com. Feel free to submit up to 3 .jpegs per day, but remember that each must be attached to a separate email. Select candids will appear in our gallery shortly thereafter. Fans often express their passion for DT in creative ways...let's see that in the gallery!
We're grateful to our fans for any and all submissions and don't forget, we want as many of you in our gallery as possible. Again, no more photos of the band onstage, please; we have so many good ones already. And be sure to respect house rules when taking photos inside every venue, if we want to keep this going, thanks. Let's show the world how DT fans rock!
ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
IN SUPPORT OF THEIR GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM
‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’
DREAM THEATER have announced they will extend their world tour by continuing on to South America after the second leg of North American dates wrap in Chester, PA on July 21. The South American run, in support of their Grammy-nominated and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner) will launch in Guatemala City, Guatemala on August 8 and will include stops in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
The tour will conclude September 1 at the Ulysses Guimaraes in Brasilia, Brazil, almost a full year after the progressive hard rock icons first went on the road in support of the new album. It will also give the band--James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums)--a special chance to play Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica for the first time in their career.
Tickets, Meet & Greet and VIP packages are available now for the North American tour which launches June 15 in Rochester, NY. Please visit http://vipnation.com for details.
SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Date City Venue Wed 8/8 Guatemala City, Guatemala Forum Mundo E Fri 8/10 San Salvdor, El Salvador Anfiteatro CIFCO Sun 8/12 San Jose, Costa Rica Palacio de los Deportes Wed 8/15 Bogota, Colombia Palacio de los Deportes Fri 8/17 Cordoba, Argentina La Usina Sun 8/19 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park Mon 8/20 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park Wed 8/22 Santiago, Chile Espacio Riesco Fri 8/24 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi on Stage Sun 8/26 Sao Paulo, Brazil Credicard Hall Wed 8/29 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Chevrolet Hall Thu 8/30 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Citibank Hall Sat 9/1 Brasilia, Brazil Ulysses Guimaraes
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Fri 6/15 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory Sat 6/16 Montebello, QC D-TOX Rockfest Sun 6/17 Lewiston, NY Artpark Tues 6/19 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion Thu 6/21 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Fri 6/22 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Sat 6/23 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre Mon 6/25 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater Wed 6/27 Minneapolis, MN State Theater Thu 6/28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater Sun 7/1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre Mon 7/2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater Tues 7/3 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim Thu 7/5 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre Fri 7/6 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater Sat 7/7 Austin, TX ACL Live Mon 7/9 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre Thu 7/12 Richmond, VA The National Fri 7/13 Washington, DC Warner Theatre Sat 7/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Mon 7/16 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion Wed 7/18 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Thu 7/19 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Sat 7/21 Atlantic City, NJ Ceasars's Hotel & Casino
Here are some critical soundbites about DREAM THEATER’s live show:
“...the much-pedigreed and chops-a-plenty-packing quintet powered into their opening number, Bridges In The Sky, bringing the super-charged, adoring crowd to its feet, where they stayed during the entire 15-song set.... Outcry, another standout track from the band's new album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, shook the walls with volcanic force. Complex unison lines and intricate counterpoint runs – the guys crunched right through them. But this was no clinic, it was more like a party-hearty pile-on – pushing, pulling and giving as good as you get and then some... it was during Breaking All Illusions that Dream Theater set the bar for all future shows. A 12-minute classic rock meets prog tour de force, Messrs Myung, Rudess and Mangini handled its many varied turnarounds with supreme aplomb. John Petrucci's bluesy solo summoned ghosts, and by the time he and Myung locked horns the visions were real.”
-- Joe Bosso, MUSICRADAR.COM. October 17, 2012 (Philadelphia)
“[Frontman James LaBrie] commanded the stage with the crowd in the palm of his hands...One of the highlights of the night was when new stickman Mike Mangini gave fans a thunderous drum solo as he sat behind a monstrous kit. His mind blowing solo had fans wondering exactly how many arms he really has.”
-- Liz Ramanand, LOUDWIRE.COM, October 13, 2011 (New York City)
“I could go on and on about all the personal details the band seemed to give its fans through the live show, but the way they could play these complicated rhythms and still smile, joke with each other, and connect to the crowd simply reaffirmed why Dream Theater is one of my favorite and most respected bands.”
-- Ellen Eldridge, ATLANTA MUSIC GUIDE, October 21, 2011
Jordan Rudess is featured on the 13-minute title track of Affector's debut album "Harmagedon", which was released this week via InsideOutMusic.
You can hear the entire track on SoundCloud through this link. The album also showcases Alex Argento, Neal Morse (Transatlantic/Flying Colors) and Derek Sherinian (Planet X/Black Country Communion) on keyboards.
Affector, the highly skilled new international progressive rock/metal band, consists of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse/Dilemma) as well as the US based bass player Mike LePond (Symphony X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (Spock's Beard/Enchant/Thought Chamber).
For more information, please visit the band's Facebook.