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Fan Club gig in Rotterdam

  • Fan Club gig in Rotterdam

    Hey all,
    I am writing to you from the airplane on our way to Switzerland to kick off
    another exciting European tour!!! : )

    Here's the latest....(and this is all "official" and ready for public
    consumption)

    The Fan Club show in Rotterdam on June 22nd will be
    a kinda-sorta-pseudo-acoustic-electric-casual-"unplugged" type of set.
    It will be 100% different from what our show at the Dutch festival the
    follwing week (and any of the other shows) will be.......
    We will play songs we haven't done in a while, some new songs (NOT M2, so don't even ask!), some covers, etc....
    It should be a real intimate & special night.

    We will be recording the show with Kevin Shirley for part of a live album to be released in the Fall....

    Also, it looks likely that we will also video tape the fan club show for inclusion in a possible new home video. (That is, if I can talk the label into
    a new home video...
    they seem to think nobody would be interested!!! hahahahahaha!!!)

    Now, as if this weren't enough...
    We will also record with Kevin Shirley the show 3 nights later in Paris, (a traditional DT show) also for the live album....

    It looks very possible that the Paris show will be an EXTRA LOOONNG show (maybe 2 sets with an intermission) in order to record as much material as possible.

    Between these 2 shows, we will have enough live material (and different songs & versions) to cover a very wide spectrum of our career & catalog for a live album & video.... (Don't say Uncle Mikey doesn't look after you guys!!!)

    How many of you will witness both shows???? : )

    Well, that's the latest and greatest for now....
    We have some rehearsing to do!!!!!

    C-ya real soon,
    Mike Portnoy

    Posted by Dream Theater Jul 05, 11.
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on July 5, 2011 - 12:02am

Hey all,
I am writing to you from the airplane on our way to Switzerland to kick off
another exciting European tour!!! : )

Here's the latest....(and this is all "official" and ready for public
consumption)

The Fan Club show in Rotterdam on June 22nd will be
a kinda-sorta-pseudo-acoustic-electric-casual-"unplugged" type of set.
It will be 100% different from what our show at the Dutch festival the
follwing week (and any of the other shows) will be.......
We will play songs we haven't done in a while, some new songs (NOT M2, so don't even ask!), some covers, etc....
It should be a real intimate & special night.

We will be recording the show with Kevin Shirley for part of a live album to be released in the Fall....

Also, it looks likely that we will also video tape the fan club show for inclusion in a possible new home video. (That is, if I can talk the label into
a new home video...
they seem to think nobody would be interested!!! hahahahahaha!!!)

Now, as if this weren't enough...
We will also record with Kevin Shirley the show 3 nights later in Paris, (a traditional DT show) also for the live album....

It looks very possible that the Paris show will be an EXTRA LOOONNG show (maybe 2 sets with an intermission) in order to record as much material as possible.

Between these 2 shows, we will have enough live material (and different songs & versions) to cover a very wide spectrum of our career & catalog for a live album & video.... (Don't say Uncle Mikey doesn't look after you guys!!!)

How many of you will witness both shows???? : )

Well, that's the latest and greatest for now....
We have some rehearsing to do!!!!!

C-ya real soon,
Mike Portnoy