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"2011 has been quite an amazing year for us. We watched 'A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS'—our eleventh studio album—enter the Top Ten in 14 countries around the world including the U.S. And now we land our first-ever Grammy nomination [for the song "On The Backs of Angels" in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category]. It’s the icing on the cake--we’re honored and thrilled, no doubt about it. It took us a while to receive this Grammy attention--and we’ve done it on our own terms musically, so it feels particularly sweet. What keeps you going as a musician is the love and support from the fans--they are always there for us on this crazy adventure. So we give them a big shout-out as we celebrate our Grammy nomination. See you all on the road…and let's all keep dreaming big.”
Check out the premiere of the brand new lyric video for the single "Build Me Up, Break Me Down" on Loudwire.com.
"Hey everybody! Matt Guillory and I are very happy to announce that writing for my next solo album has started. We're very pleased with how well Static Impulse was received and are excited to be making a follow-up. You can expect all the usual suspects: (Marco Sfogli, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau) In addition to this, we'd also like to announce that Peter Wichers (SOILWORK) is on-board as a co-songwriter. Peter loved Static Impulse and looks forward to making a kickass record with us. He is extremely talented and we're stoked to have him! More news to come. Stay tuned - and Happy New Year!"
Keep an eye on James LaBrie's Facebook page for more news.
To accommodate the band's attendance at the Grammys, the following two European tour dates unfortunately had to be changed:
The Luxemborg show has been moved to February 29th, 2012. All other details are the same.
The Stuttgart show has been moved to February 15th, 2012 and will take place at the Hegelsaal. This is located in the same complex as the venue that was previously announced (Liederhalle).
Also, check out the TOUR section for Asian tour dates for April 2012 that have just been confirmed.
The "A Dramatic Turn of Events" keyboard notation book is now available to order as well, and is completely approved by Jordan Rudess himself.
said:Keyboardists who are fans of Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess know that it's nearly impossible to nail down by ear exactly what he plays. Alfred Music Publishing is honored to assist with this album-matching sheet music collection, meticulously transcribed by prog keyboard aficionado Chris Romero in direct consultation with Rudess himself. The nearly 100 pages of note-for-note keyboard madness in this collection will challenge any keyboardist to aim high and tackle pioneering techniques that only Jordan Rudess could conceive. Titles:
* On the Backs of Angels
* Build Me Up Break Me Down
* Lost Not Forgotten
* This Is the Life
* Bridges in the Sky
* Far from Heaven
* Breaking All Illusions
* Beneath the Surface.
The "A Dramatic Turn of Events" guitar TAB book is now available to order!
said:"Dream Theater fans rejoice, this collection features note-for-note guitar TAB transcriptions for every song on the album A Dramatic Turn of Events. Titles: * On the Backs of Angels * Build Me Up Break Me Down * Lost Not Forgotten * This Is the Life * Bridges in the Sky * Outcry * Far from Heaven * Breaking All Illusions * Beneath the Surface."