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  • Message from Mike Portnoy on Ytsejam

    Hey all,
    Mike here......

    Yes, I have received all of the kind emails from all of you since my "coming out" a few weeks back...I should have time to answer some of them sometime in the next century or so..... : )

    A few things:
    A) A few people have mentioned that the German LTE CD's have spaces throughout 3MW which therefore makes it DEFECTIVE!!
    This is a total bummer for me as well, and I have spoken to the guys at Magna Carta who are freaking.....They are recalling the whole run and re-pressing the CD.
    I believe if you have the original, they will exchange your copy for the proper version through the mail.....check with them through their web-site....

    B) I will have confirmations on our summer plans in the next week or so, but I can say that what we have PENCILED in is:
    1. headlining Europe through April
    2. some select headlining shows in the US in May
    3. European festivals in June
    4. opening slot for Deep Purple in the US through August & September afterwards, I think it will be time to start thinking of the next recording........
    As things get confirmed, I'll pass them along.

    C) here's a crazy one for ya......I'm finishing up turning my basement into a rehearsal / recording studio.
    Marlene & I are using all of the banners that fans have made & I have collected through the years....my problem is, I am covering the walls, ceiling, etc and have run out of banners...
    Your mission if you choose to accept it....if you are coming to any of our European shows in April (or any shows in the future for that matter...) make a banner and toss it up on stage for me at the end of the show....
    I'll use it in my studio & maybe even post a picture of it to you all when it's done...

    That's all the news that's fit to print for the time being....

    c-y'all on the road,
    Carpe Diem
    Mike Portnoy

    Posted by Dream Theater Jul 05, 11.
Dream Theater's picture
on July 5, 2011 - 1:04am

Hey all,
Mike here......

Yes, I have received all of the kind emails from all of you since my "coming out" a few weeks back...I should have time to answer some of them sometime in the next century or so..... : )

A few things:
A) A few people have mentioned that the German LTE CD's have spaces throughout 3MW which therefore makes it DEFECTIVE!!
This is a total bummer for me as well, and I have spoken to the guys at Magna Carta who are freaking.....They are recalling the whole run and re-pressing the CD.
I believe if you have the original, they will exchange your copy for the proper version through the mail.....check with them through their web-site....

B) I will have confirmations on our summer plans in the next week or so, but I can say that what we have PENCILED in is:
1. headlining Europe through April
2. some select headlining shows in the US in May
3. European festivals in June
4. opening slot for Deep Purple in the US through August & September afterwards, I think it will be time to start thinking of the next recording........
As things get confirmed, I'll pass them along.

C) here's a crazy one for ya......I'm finishing up turning my basement into a rehearsal / recording studio.
Marlene & I are using all of the banners that fans have made & I have collected through the years....my problem is, I am covering the walls, ceiling, etc and have run out of banners...
Your mission if you choose to accept it....if you are coming to any of our European shows in April (or any shows in the future for that matter...) make a banner and toss it up on stage for me at the end of the show....
I'll use it in my studio & maybe even post a picture of it to you all when it's done...

That's all the news that's fit to print for the time being....

c-y'all on the road,
Carpe Diem
Mike Portnoy