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Message from Mike Portnoy

  • Message from Mike Portnoy

    "Without going into too much detail (I promised myself and my family some rest and time away from the computer), I have to THANK all of you in attendance last night at Radio City Music Hall for helping to make last night's show one of the most incredible evenings of my life.

    Of the hundreds of shows (maybe thousands at this point?) that we've done through the years, never before have I been moved on stage as much as I was last night.
    There were several points in the night where I was literally brought to tears by the power and emotion in the air.

    I just wanted to thank our AMAZING fans from all over the world that helped make last night so electric and magical from start to finish....you guys were the ULTIMATE audience last night!

    We always dreamed of playing with an Orchestra one day and last night's performance surpassed my wildest expectations.
    Jamshied Sharifi (our beloved arranger & conductor) and the incredible musicians behind us rose to the occasion and lifted our music to a whole new orgasmic level.

    I cannot wait to share this evening with all of you that weren't able to attend via the upcoming DVD and CD sets that I will be working on in the coming months.
    (No rest for the wicked...or at least me!)

    I truly believe last night was the PINNACLE of our 20 year career thus far and an incredible ending to the latest chapter in DT history.
    How the hell will we top it???????????

    Give me some time, and I'll think of something!

    Luv, MP"

    New York City - Radio City Music Hall - 4/1/06
    Set #1: (Band Only)
    THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
    I WALK BESIDE YOU
    ANOTHER WON
    AFTERLIFE
    UNDER A GLASS MOON
    INNOCENCE FADED
    RAISE THE KNIFE
    THE SPIRIT CARRIES ON

    Intermission

    Set #2: (Band & Orchestra)
    SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE
    VACANT
    THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN
    SACRIFICED SONS
    OCTAVARIUM

    Encore: (Band & Orchestra)
    METROPOLIS

    Posted by Dream Theater Jun 26, 11.
Dream Theater's picture
on June 26, 2011 - 11:59pm

"Without going into too much detail (I promised myself and my family some rest and time away from the computer), I have to THANK all of you in attendance last night at Radio City Music Hall for helping to make last night's show one of the most incredible evenings of my life.

Of the hundreds of shows (maybe thousands at this point?) that we've done through the years, never before have I been moved on stage as much as I was last night.
There were several points in the night where I was literally brought to tears by the power and emotion in the air.

I just wanted to thank our AMAZING fans from all over the world that helped make last night so electric and magical from start to finish....you guys were the ULTIMATE audience last night!

We always dreamed of playing with an Orchestra one day and last night's performance surpassed my wildest expectations.
Jamshied Sharifi (our beloved arranger & conductor) and the incredible musicians behind us rose to the occasion and lifted our music to a whole new orgasmic level.

I cannot wait to share this evening with all of you that weren't able to attend via the upcoming DVD and CD sets that I will be working on in the coming months.
(No rest for the wicked...or at least me!)

I truly believe last night was the PINNACLE of our 20 year career thus far and an incredible ending to the latest chapter in DT history.
How the hell will we top it???????????

Give me some time, and I'll think of something!

Luv, MP"

New York City - Radio City Music Hall - 4/1/06
Set #1: (Band Only)
THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
I WALK BESIDE YOU
ANOTHER WON
AFTERLIFE
UNDER A GLASS MOON
INNOCENCE FADED
RAISE THE KNIFE
THE SPIRIT CARRIES ON

Intermission

Set #2: (Band & Orchestra)
SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE
VACANT
THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN
SACRIFICED SONS
OCTAVARIUM

Encore: (Band & Orchestra)
METROPOLIS