The release of A Change Of Seasons was due to a fan petition on the old Ytsejam Mailing List. Dream Theater included a collection of cover songs from a live show recorded at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in 1995 on the EP.
‘Pull Me Under’ garnered a high level of radio airplay without any organized promotion from the band or their label.
Derek Shulman and Atco (now EastWest) Records, a division of Elektra Records, signed Dream Theater to a seven-album contract based on a three-song demo, which was later made available as The Atco Demos through the Dream Theater fan club.
In their search for a new singer in 1990, Dream Theater auditioned over 200 people, including former Fates Warning singer John Arch.
The promotional tour for When Dream and Day Unite consisted of just five concerts, all of which were in or around New York City.
Howard Portnoy (Mike Portnoy’s father) suggested the name Dream Theater when another band called Majesty threatened legal action over the use of the name.
Dream Theater was formed in Massachusetts in 1985 when guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy decided to form a band while attending the Berklee College of Music.
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the music section of Entertainment Weekly during the first week of its release, despite the magazine generally preferring to profile bands making more mainstream music.
Dream Theater received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance in 2013 for ‘The Enemy Inside’.
Dream Theater received their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2011 for ‘On The Backs Of Angels’.