Skip directly to content

Latest News

  • Energie, the label that recently released the Dream Theater Tribute "Voices", will be organizing a Dream Theater tribute night at "Thunder Road" in Pavia, Italy, on Wednesday, September 22nd, 1999.

    The set will last more than three hours, and will feature three bands: CMKY, Empty Tremor and Evil Wings. The concert will end with a 40 minute...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Dear Sirs,

    "Italian Dreamers, the Official Italian Fan Club of Dream Theater is proud to announce:
    "Spirit Carries On" Official Dream Theater Party
    26th of October 1999
    Psycho Circus Rock Club

    In occasion of italian leg of guitar clinic by John Petrucci, the "Italian Dreamers" takes the...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • January 18th, 1999
    For immediate release:

    Dream Theater changes keyboard player

    It is with much personal sadness that Dream Theater announce their decision to part ways with keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

    Drummer Mike Portnoy: "Derek's contributions to the band both musically and personally over the last 4 years is...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Jordan Rudess will be doing a chat session for the Artist Shop on Sunday, February 21st, 1999 at 3pm eastern/12 noon pacific:

    We have a new chat on the schedule. Keyboard Wiz Jordan Rudess will be joining us on Sunday, February 21st at 3pm eastern/12 noon pacific. Jordan Rudess is one of the hottest new keyboardists on the progressive music...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Official Dream Theater fanclub members can expect their fanzine and Christmas CD in the first half of January, 2000. Due to a delay with the pressing of the CDs, it will unfortunately not be possible to meet the "Christmas deadline". Don't worry, it'll be well worth the wait!


    After nearly six years of...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Metal Maniacs magazine will be featuring Dream Theater in their upcoming March 2000 issue, which will be on-sale starting December 21st, 1999.

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Marlene & myself are proud to announce the birth of our second child and first son:

    Max John Portnoy

    Sunday March 7th, 1999 at 12:37pm
    8 lbs, 13 oz in weight and 20 1/2" in length

    Please excuse the delirious parents if they can't reply to phone calls or emails for about a week or so....we've got some re-adjusting to...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Mike Portnoy will be visiting Sabian's chatroom on Thursday, May 27th, 1999 at 9 - 10 pm EST. You will need to register as a "Zone" member, to be able to be at this chat. Once you get to Sabian's site, click on "Sabian Zone" in the top right corner. After you've entered, click on the "Non Members...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • For the fifth year in a row, Mike Portnoy has won the "Progressive Rock" category of the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Poll! This places him on the magazine's Honor Roll. Mike also placed two albums in the "Performance of the Year" category with "Once In A LIVEtime" and "Liquid Tension...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Dream Theater will be back in the studio in February to work on a new album. None of the "Falling Into Infinity" leftovers will be used, except for possibly Metropolis part II. The band will be writing and recording simultaniously (ala LTE). Unfortunately, Mike's project with Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) has been put on...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • Dream Theater will start working on the new studio album this coming week. Writing and recording will begin on Monday, February 8th, 1999, at Bear Tracks Studios in Suffern, New York. Doug Oberkircher will be the engineer. This means the new album will be recorded in the same studio with the same engineer as "Images And Words" and "A Change Of...

    Jul 04, 11.
  • We are 95% finished with the recording process...
    (Just a few vocal, guitar & percussion overdubs that still need to go to tape...)

    We are scheduled to begin mixing July 15th with David Bottrill (Tool, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) at Electric Ladyland studios in NYC.

    We seem to still be on track for an October-ish release...

    Jul 04, 11.