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    Hey all,
    Here's the latest....
    (feel free to post & pass on...)

    I just finished the final edit on the "5 Years in a LIVEtime" home video. (Yes - I get director's credit on it, and I loved doing it...)

    This will be the ultimate treasure for any DT fan.....It runs a full 2 hours.

    I won't give out a track listing, because I want everybody to watch it without knowing the contents, but I will tell you it includes:

    *excerpts from the Unplugged fan club show in Rotterdam
    *excerpts from the Uncovered fan club show at Ronnie Scotts
    *Live & behind the scenes stuff from the '94/95 & '97/98 tours
    *In the studio footage from the Awake & Infinity sessions
    *Videos for Lie, The Silent Man & Hollow Years
    *Stephane Auzilleau banging his head in the front row in Paris : )

    The video is set for release the same day as the "Once in a LIVEtime" CD on Oct 27.

    I'm pretty sure the Japanese release will NOT have a bonus track as has been rumoured....this is because I feel that the fans will be shelling out enough $ as it is for a double CD & video, that it is unfair to make someone go for $40 for a Japanese import for one or two more songs....

    ...between the CD & video, there will be 4 1/2 hours of LIVE DT for the fans already and besides, there will be plenty of outtakes on the Xmas CD. (Yes, you can say that...)

    On the touring front, sorry it has taken SSOOOO long to get to you official dates, but they have been constantly changing....

    As of now, we are scheduled to play at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 26th, 1998.

    Also on the bill is Slayer, Megadeth, Manowar, Savatage & several others. It also looks likely we will be playing 3 shows as a special guest to Megadeth on October 1st, 3rd & 4th.

    Still waiting for venue & city info.......

    That's all for now....

    Mike Portnoy

    Posted by Dream Theater Jul 04, 11.
Dream Theater's picture
on July 4, 2011 - 11:38pm

Hey all,
Here's the latest....
(feel free to post & pass on...)

I just finished the final edit on the "5 Years in a LIVEtime" home video. (Yes - I get director's credit on it, and I loved doing it...)

This will be the ultimate treasure for any DT fan.....It runs a full 2 hours.

I won't give out a track listing, because I want everybody to watch it without knowing the contents, but I will tell you it includes:

*excerpts from the Unplugged fan club show in Rotterdam
*excerpts from the Uncovered fan club show at Ronnie Scotts
*Live & behind the scenes stuff from the '94/95 & '97/98 tours
*In the studio footage from the Awake & Infinity sessions
*Videos for Lie, The Silent Man & Hollow Years
*Stephane Auzilleau banging his head in the front row in Paris : )

The video is set for release the same day as the "Once in a LIVEtime" CD on Oct 27.

I'm pretty sure the Japanese release will NOT have a bonus track as has been rumoured....this is because I feel that the fans will be shelling out enough $ as it is for a double CD & video, that it is unfair to make someone go for $40 for a Japanese import for one or two more songs....

...between the CD & video, there will be 4 1/2 hours of LIVE DT for the fans already and besides, there will be plenty of outtakes on the Xmas CD. (Yes, you can say that...)

On the touring front, sorry it has taken SSOOOO long to get to you official dates, but they have been constantly changing....

As of now, we are scheduled to play at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 26th, 1998.

Also on the bill is Slayer, Megadeth, Manowar, Savatage & several others. It also looks likely we will be playing 3 shows as a special guest to Megadeth on October 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Still waiting for venue & city info.......

That's all for now....

Mike Portnoy