DREAM THEATER WIN BIG IN BURRN! MAGAZINE’S 2011 AWARDS
TAKE HOME “BEST ALBUM,” “BEST FRONT COVER,” “BEST GUITARIST” AND “BEST KEYBOARDIST” AWARDS
Photo (L-R): James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Mike Mangini, John Petrucci and John Myung accepting their awards in Japan.
Progressive hard rock icons DREAM THEATER were honored to receive several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! while on their current Asian tour. The band’s latest album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS won Best Album and Best Front Cover in the 2011 readers poll. In addition to the album being chosen by Burrn! readers, Japanese heavy metal radio personality Masa Ito picked John Petrucci as Best Guitarist and Jordan Rudess as Best Keyboardist in the 2011 awards. Japan was one of the 14 countries where A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS had a Top Ten debut.
The band—James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums) --received the awards this week while on tour in Japan in support of the globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), which features the Grammy-nominated song “On The Backs Of Angels” (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category). The Asian tour began April 19 in Seoul, Korea, bringing the group to Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Bangkok, Thailand, where it concludes May 8.
“We want to express a heartfelt thank you to Burrn! Magazine, Masa Ito and all of our fans in Asia and around the world who not only voted for us in the readers poll but continue to support us every day,” DREAM THEATER said in response to receiving the awards. “All of you keep the dream alive and for that we are eternally grateful.”
Next up for DREAM THEATER is their North American summer tour which launches June 15 in Rochester, NY and wrap July 21 in Chester, PA. The tour includes stops at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ plus a two-night engagement at the Paramount Theater on Long Island, NY. You can find a complete list of tour dates here: http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.
About DREAM THEATER:
Progressive metal band Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a new drummer, and added Mike Mangini to its roster.
The band recently received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song is the first single from their 11th studio album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (released on September 13, 2011 via Roadrunner), which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8. The legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide.
Check out this short Artisan News interview with John Petrucci where John talks about the DVD the band will be filming during the current tour.
The Beijing show is reluctantly cancelled.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of Dream Theater we are forced to cancel the show on May 4, 2012, at the Century Theatre.
Unfortunately the local organizers of the show were not able to secure the necessary working visas in time for the Band to properly enter the country.
We at Dream Theater are truly sorry for any inconveniences.
John Petrucci will be joining guitar legends Joe Satriani and Steve Morse for the South American edition of the G3 tour in October. John will be joined by Mike Mangini and Dave LaRue.
For more information go to http://www.satriani.com/G3/.
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
LAUNCHING JUNE 15 AND WRAPPING JULY 21 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’
WITH SPECIAL GUEST CRIMSON PROJEKCT
DREAM THEATER have announced a second North American leg of a world tour in support of their acclaimed and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner). The progressive hard rock icons who’ve sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide will launch their summer dates June 15 in Rochester, NY and wrap July 21 in Chester, PA. The tour includes stops at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ plus a two-night engagement at the Paramount Theater on Long Island, NY.
Joining DREAM THEATER, starting June 16 in Columbus, Ohio and for the rest of the tour, is special guest Crimson Projekct featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph. They’ll be performing the songs of progressive rock legends King Crimson.
For the past few months DREAM THEATER has been touring around the world including visits to Europe and Mexico and are set to begin an Asian tour on April 19 in Seoul. The tour will bring the group to Japan, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan and will conclude May 8 in Bangkok Thailand.
The band—James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums)—recently received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song is the first single from their 11th studio album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8. The album also features the single, “Build Me Up, Break Me Down.” You can watch the lyric video here.
Meanwhile, A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS is now available on HD Tracks, a digital retailer that offers high resolution downloads. Systematic Chaos and Black Clouds & Silver Linings will soon be available on the platform as well.
Here are DREAM THEATER’s complete tour dates. DREAM THEATER meet & greet and VIP packages are available for all dates. Please visit http://vipnation.com for details.
Date City Venue Thu 4/19 Seoul KR Olympic Hall Sat 4/21 Jakarta ID Mata Elang Indoor Stadium Mon 4/23 Osaka JP Orix Theater Tue 4/24 Shibuya JP AX Thu 4/26 Fukuoka JP Civic Hall Sat 4/28 Aichi JP Prefectural Art Theater Mon 4/30 Yokohama JP Arena Wed 5/2 Singapore SG Kallang Theatre Fri 5/4 Beijing CN Century Theatre Sun 5/6 Taipei TW Taipei University Auditorium Tues 5/8 Bangkok TH Thunder Dome Fri 6/15 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory Sat 6/16 Montebello, QC D-TOX Rockfest Sun 6/17 Lewiston, NY Artpark Tues 6/19 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion Thu 6/21 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Fri 6/22 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Sat 6/23 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre Mon 6/25 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater Wed 6/27 Minneapolis, MN State Theater Thu 6/28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater Sun 7/1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre Mon 7/2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater Tues 7/3 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim Thu 7/5 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre Fri 7/6 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater Sat 7/7 Austin, TX ACL Live Mon 7/9 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre Thu 7/12 Richmond, VA The National Fri 7/13 Washington, DC Warner Theatre Sat 7/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Mon 7/16 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion Wed 7/18 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Thu 7/19 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Sat 7/21 Chester, PA Harrah's Chester DownsHere are some critical soundbites from the media about A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS, the band’s 11th studio album.
“The group’s members are clearly enjoying a rediscovered melodicism and experimentation in their songwriting. Dream Theater digs in with impressive might into hook-heavy twisting journeys like ‘Bridges In The Sky,’ ‘Breaking All Illusions’ and ‘Outcry,’ yet also softens into a vulnerability never heard before on songs like ‘Far From Heaven’ and ‘Beneath The Surface’…Fans, rejoice: The spirit carries on, very much intact.” --Chuck Taylor, BILLBOARD, October 15, 2011
“’Spine-tingling’ is a term that can be applied to the whole of the album… Dream Theater’s stunning new masterpiece, which sees the band – Petrucci, LaBrie, bassist John Myung, keyboardist Jordan Rudess and new drummer Mike Mangini – performing at the top of their game. Mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), it’s a sonic wonder that keeps revealing surprises even after multiple spins.” --Joe Bosso, MUSICRADAR.COM, August 17, 2011
"Dream Theater have done exactly what they needed to do with this album. John Petrucci's production is fantastic ... This is classic Dream Theater, and it's their best for many years. " -- ALTSOUNDS.COM, September 16, 2011
For an interview with DREAM THEATER, go here (MSO Q+A site)
Check out this Video Interview with John Petrucci conducted by Mónica Moreira for CheckSound Magazine in Lisbon, Portugal on February 26th, 2012.
We are honored and thrilled that Dream Theater has been nominated for ‘Comeback of The Year’ by the Revolver Golden God Awards which happens April 11. That kind of recognition is the result of the love and devotion from our amazing fans. We need your help to win, so we are asking that you take a moment and vote for us here.
Voting ends soon. Your support means everything to us…and we hope to see you on the road soon!
John Petrucci will be visiting three Guitar Center stores in New York (March 30th), Chicago (March 31st) and San Francisco (April 1st), introducing his new signature chorus pedal from tc electronic, "The Dreamscape". You can pre-order The Dreamscape from guitarcenter.com and pick it up in one of the three stores mentioned above from March 16th, or have it shipped to your door. If you are a die-hard Petrucci fan, picking up The Dreamscape at one of the three exclusive Guitar Center locations the day John is visiting is a must!
You can read TC Electronics' press release about these events here.
Click here for the exact locations and times John will be at the Guitar Center.
Enjoy this video interview with John Petrucci conducted by Italian Rock Website SpazioRock.it when the band was in Milan, Italy for their show on February 21st, 2012.