"On August 19, beginning at 7 pm Eastern, Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio will be airing its Second Annual Dream Theater Marathon. For 48 hours we will suspend our regular progressive rock programming and play on Dream Theater and related projects. You will hear the music of Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic, OSI, Yellow Matter Custard, Explorer's Club, Jelly Jam, Platypus, and many more projects. Plus, we will also throw in some music from former band members Derek Sherinian (solo work and Planet X) and Kevin Moore (solo work and Chroma Key).
We are also please to announce interviews with James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci. It is going to be a great weekend. So please come and be a part of the Second Annual Dream Theater Marathon, only on Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio"
Dream Theater have completed work on their 8th full length studio album entitled "OCTAVARIUM" which is tentatively set for release through Atlantic Records on June 7th, 2005.
Dream Theater - Octavarium The track listing is as follows:
1. The Root Of All Evil
2. The Answer Lies Within
3. These Walls
4. I Walk Beside You
5. Panic Attack
6. Never Enough
7. Sacrificed Sons
Dream Theater's 2005/2006 World Tour will kick off on June 10th in Sweden with a leg of European Festivals and select headlining shows which will then be followed by a North American leg throughout July/August as part of a "package" tour with several other bands TBA very soon.....
Order "OCTAVARIUM" at CDUniverse.com (USA)
Order "OCTAVARIUM" at Play.com (Europe)
DAVE MUSTAINE'S 'GIGANTOUR' SET TO LAUNCH IN LATE JULY; DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN AND NEVERMORE CONFIRMED TO JOIN MEGADETH ON THE MAINSTAGE FOR SIX-WEEK NORTH AMERICAN TREK
It's called GIGANTOUR, and it's the brainchild of MEGADETH frontman/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE.
Set to launch in late July, GIGANTOUR is a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who'll be accompanied by other mainstage acts Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore. Artists for the second stage will be announced in the coming weeks.
GIGANTOUR follows MEGADETH's sold-out 2004 "Blackmail The Universe" Tour in support of 2004's THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED--MEGADETH's tenth studio album--which debuted on the charts at #18 and was critically hailed as a brilliant return to form. Bandmates Glen Drover (guitar), James MacDonough (bass) and Shawn Drover (drums) will once again join MUSTAINE on the road.
GIGANTOUR--whose moniker was inspired by the classic 1960's cartoon "Gigantor"--will criss-cross North America, with stops in amphitheatres and arenas in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver and Minneapolis, among others. The tour is implementing the "fan friendly" ticket price of approximately $35 each. MUSTAINE notes: "I think people may want an affordable alternative to the choices out there--along the lines of a pure music festival--like Monsters of Rock or Clash of the Titans."
MUSTAINE handpicked the bands for GIGANTOUR, with a focus on musicianship. "There are few very successful tours out each summer and in order to be significant, I knew the first Gigantour had to make an impact with top bands like DREAM THEATER, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore." MUSTAINE wanted to "put together a festival that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment."
MUSTAINE comments on the other bands he's chosen for the GIGANTOUR mainstage. "I think that the variety of playing styles and the credibility of the different players is really exciting. I'm looking forward to spending time with DREAM THEATER--including my friend Mike Portnoy--while on the road. I think DREAM THEATER is unbelievably talented. I can't wait to see what their set list is going to be for this festival."
Mike Portnoy from DREAM THEATER comments on the band's perspective on the tour. "I think we probably bring some diversity to the bill, because we're kind of like chameleons--we can fit into a lot of different situations. We've done shows in the past with Iron Maiden, Slayer and Pantera, and then we've also done shows with Elton John, Yes and Deep Purple. I think our fan base is very diverse like that too." Portnoy sees GIGANTOUR as a "kind of a meeting of musicians and metal-heads." He adds: "I've been listening to MEGADETH since day one and always admired them and Dave as an artist--he's constantly stuck to his guns and stuck by the music he believes in. MEGADETH are one of the pioneers of the genre." GIGANTOUR marks the first U.S. leg of DREAM THEATER dates in support of their forthcoming release OCTAVARIUM, due out June 7 on Atlantic Records.
MUSTAINE first toured with Fear Factory in 1994. "I think Fear Factory and Dillinger Escape Plan are really going to add something different to the tour and bring some new people in." He continues, "The frontman of Nevermore [Warrell Dane] used to be in a band called Sanctuary and I produced their first record."
MUSTAINE is excited to hit the road and has a positive outlook for GIGANTOUR. "I look forward to watching this develop over the years and seeing how we can turn this into something that's going to stand the test of time. And if this works, and it really works, maybe we'll take it elsewhere."
Stay tuned for tour dates, venues and information about the second stage bands to be announced soon.
YtseJam Records - The Official Dream Theater Bootlegs
- WHEN DREAM AND DAY REUNITE - available on both CD and DVD!
- THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
- IMAGES AND WORDS 1989-1991 DEMOS (2 CD set)
Please visit YtseJamRecords.com to hear audio samples from the new CD's and view the trailer from the DVD!
Dream Theater's "Live At Budokan" DVD has just been certified Platinum in the US! Dream Theater would like to thank all of their great, devoted fans for all of their support.
The latest Metal Edge Magazine (dated March 2005 with Motley Crue on the cover) has a great 4 page interview/article on Dream Theater's "Live At Budokan", including a piece on Mike Portnoy's top 10 live albums of all time.
Dream Theater's "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" will be released in the USA on October 5th 2004. It will be available as a 2-DVD set and a 3-CD set (Region 1, NTSC).
The 3-CD set will be released in Europe on November 29th.
The 2-DVD set (Region 2, PAL) will be out in Europe on October 18th.
Dream Theater - Live At Budokan 2DVD Dream Theater - Live At Budokan 3CD
USA - Click here to order
* "Live at Budokan" 2 DVD (NTSC, Region 1)
* "Live at Budokan" 3 CD
Europe - Click here to order (FREE SHIPPING!)
* "Live at Budokan" 2 DVD (PAL, Region 2)
* "Live at Budokan" 3 CD
The 2-DVD set features Dream Theater's concert recorded on April 26th, 2004, at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Disc 1 has the complete live concert. Disc 2 is packed with special features including a Japanese tour documentary, the drum solo from Osaka, tours of Guitar World and Keyboard World by John and Jordan, the tour opening video and a multiangle version of "Instrumedley".
The tracklisting of the concert is as follows:
* As I am
* This Dying Soul
* Beyond This Life
* Hollow Years
* War Inside My Head
* The Test that Stumped Them All
* Endless Sacrifice
* Trial of Tears
* New Millennium
* Keyboard Solo
* Only a Matter of Time
* Goodnight Kiss
* Solitary Shell
* Stream of Conciousness
* Pull Me Under
* In the Name of God