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Dream Theater Guitarist To Give Guitar Clinics

Prog legends Dream Theater will be including a short tour of Australia in 2008's tour plans, and to coincide with their presence down under, guitarist John Petrucci will, thanks to Ernie Ball/Music Man/OLP, be able to use some of his spare time to give a few guitar clinics such as he did in Melbourne last year when he was in Australia with G3. Although nothing has yet been announced as to clinics for Melbourne or Sydney fans, Petrucci will be available at the following locations, on the following dates:

Perth - Friday, January 26th: 1pm to 3:30pm, venue yet to be announced

Adelaide - Monday, January 28th: from 1pm at the Viva Function Centre (Lizard Lounge), 9a Light Square, Adelaide

Brisbane - Friday, February 1st: 1pm to 3:30pm, venue yet to be announced.

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Marco Sfogli Reveal Solo Debut Title and Artwork

Italian guitarist Marco Sfogli, who played on DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie's "Elements of Persuasion" album in 2005, will release his solo debut, "There's Hope", early next year via Lion Music. More details will be revealed soon.

A teaser clip for "There's Hope" along with the album's cover art is available on Marco's MySpace page. More...

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Dream Theater To Play "Crimson Skies" On Xbox Live

Progressive rock masters DREAM THEATER will be on Xbox LIVE December 5 playing Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (and maybe a different title as well) as they blow off some steam after the release of their ninth album, "Systematic Chaos."

If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want to go up in the air with DREAM THEATER, send a friend request to these Xbox LIVE Gamertags while playing online from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 5:

DreamTheaterMP (Mike Portnoy – drums)
DreamTheaterJP (John Petrucci – guitar)
DreamTheater JM (there is a space between DreamTheater and JM - John Myung – bass)
DreamTheaterJL (James LaBrie – vocals)
DreamTheaterJR (Jordan Rudess – keyboards)

If you're invited to play, you'll be able to chat with band members while flying around in Crimson Skies.

For more information, visit www.xbox.com.

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Dream Theater Named Xbox Live's Band Of The Month

DREAM THEATER will be featured as the Xbox LIVE Artist of the Month for the month of December.

LIVE members on Xbox 360 will have access to exclusive performance, interview, and behind-the-scenes footage from the band's recent tour

DREAM THEATER will playing over Xbox LIVE on December 5 in the "Game with Fame" program. Get onto Xbox LIVE and prepare to play your favorite band.

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Mike Portnoy Envies Radiohead's Release Tactics

DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy recently sat down in Barcelona with Sergi Ramos from TheMetalCircus.com and spoke about several topics such as family life on the road, new business models for releasing albums and having a taste of being a record company by releasing the official bootlegs of his own band. "I have this immense archive that I want to share with the fans" says Portnoy. "Because I know what it is to be a fan".

The drummer also spoke about RADIOHEAD's recent internet only release of a new album where fans were asked to pay whatever they felt like. "I envy them," said Portnoy. "I think it's awesome that they can do it and I love the fact that the album is so quickly available (...). Regarding the fans choosing their own price...that could be financial suicide for them but in a way it's also kind of cool because it shows it's not just about the money for them".

The whole 18 minute interview can be listened by clicking here.

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Dream Theater Italian Fan Club Closes Down

DREAM THEATER's long-standing Italian fanclub, Italian Dreamers, have closed down after 14 years.

They have issued the following statement:

"It is hard to find the words to write down this announcement and it is for sure the hardest task for us since 1993.

At that time our Fan Club was only a sort of a bet, a bet we have won thanks to the determination and the generosity of some people, joined by the same passion and able to create and preserve with brilliance and devotion an incomparable and unique patrimony made of images and words, and a lot of music. This is a voluminous book in which all of us, together with you, left a little sign. This is a dream lasted 14 years with its ups and downs, sacrifice and nuisances, joys and sorrows for which everyone of us has always given his best to write his part of the story. A story that ends in the best way possible, with everyone happy to be there and celebrate. That was it.

It passed exactly one year from the La Finale contest for the Official Tribute Band in Rimini. The organization of that great event was the hardest and most important job we ever did.

The great success of that night and your estimation have been the greatest satisfaction for all of the people of the fan clubs staff that were there to work for you.

The day after, when we met to arrange the last things left in our cars, there was a second of silence where everyone looked each other in the eyes and said: And now? How can we exceed last night success?. The constant challenge to improve ourselves day by day has always been the Italian Dreamers soul. That day we understood that it would have been hard to accept another challenge and thats why we took the decision, not a sudden one but a decision reached gradually in a time beat by our private life.

It was sheer chance that the name we gave to that event it is now signing the Final step of Italian Dreamers Fan Club.

We have always known only one way to manage the Fan Club: always give 110% of ourselves, always be the example to be followed. That was the only way to give you a part of this great passion produced by this incredible music.

Now our jobs and our families prevails over it and we really think that it is not fair to keep a halting creature alive or entrust it to some unknown opportunist that would accept to keep on this adventure alive only for the pleasure to be named Italian Dreamers.

Time has come, it is time to stop.

We are proud to have spread the disease, we are proud for your support.

Our thanks to everyone and Good Luck!"

Simone e Marco
Italian Dreamers Staff

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Dream Theater Come Close To Firing Singer

According to UK-based music journalist Dave Ling, Rich Wilson's upcoming official book on DREAM THEATER, "Lifting Shadows", contains some shocking bombshells, such as that the prog-metal masters came close to axing singer James LaBrie back in 2002. "Towards the end of the 'Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence' tour, several of us were really starting to question our future with James," admits drummer Mike Portnoy. An "ultimatum" was issued (you'll have to read the book to find out the full details).

As we all know, LaBrie overcame his disappointment, reacting positively to the challenge and remains with the group to the present day.

For more information on "Lifting Shadows", go to this location. More...

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Sandalinas Set Release Date For "Fly To The Sun"

Spanish/Swedish melodic metal band SANDALINAS has found a new home on Metal Heaven. Their new CD is called "Fly To The Sun" and is due on January 18, 2007. Next to mainman Jordi Sandalinas, "Fly To The Sun" also features the great vocal talents of singer Rick Altzi (AT VANCE), Patrik Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Mick Cervino (BLACKMORE’s NIGHT) on bass guitar and Elias Holmild (DRAGONLAND) on keyboards. The album furthermore includes various guests such as Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) on keyboards on the track “Seasons In The Sand” as well as Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE) and Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at various guitar solos.

You can listen to some advance music here:

The tracklist of "Fly To The Sun" is as follows:

FLY TO THE SUN
NEVER SEEN BEFORE
BAD DREAMS
BACK FROM THE LIGHT
NO MATTER WHAT
AS THE RAIN FALLS
DOUBLE CROSS
RING OF FIRE
THE WRONG SIDE OF ME
SHADOWS IN THE RAIN
THE HEALER TALKS
SEASONS IN THE SAND

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Dream Theater Announce Australian Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER has scheduled the following "An Evening With..." dates in Australia in January/February:

Jan. 25 - Perth, Australia - Showgrounds
Jan. 27 - Adelaide, Australia - Showgrounds
Jan. 29 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
Jan. 30 - Sydney, Australia - The Horden
Feb. 01 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage

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RR Artists Nominated For Boston Music Awards

Roadrunner Records has announced the nomination of several artists in this year’s Boston Music Awards. Killswitch Engage, The Dresden Dolls and Dream Theater have been nominated for awards in the following categories:

Killswitch Engage:
"Act of the Year"
“Album of the Year (Major)"
"Outstanding Live Act of the Year"
"Outstanding Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year"
"Song of the Year" for My Curse
Howard Jones for "National Male Vocalist of the Year"
Adam Dutkiewicz for "Local Producer of the Year"

The Dresden Dolls:
“Outstanding Live Act of the Year”
Amanda Palmer for “National Female Vocalist of the Year”

Dream Theater:
“Act of the Year”

The Boston Music Awards are celebrating their 20th anniversary, with proceeds from the event to benefit the Music Drives Us Foundation and the Berklee City Music Program. The awards ceremony is set to take place at the Orpheum Theater in Boston on December 1st at 7:30 PM. Over the last 20 years, the Boston Music Awards have awarded rising and established artists for their outstanding achievements in a variety of musical categories. Past winners include Aerosmith, Staind, The Dropkick Murphys, and many more Boston area natives and citizens.

You can view a full list of nominees here.

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Dream Theater Unveil Progressive Nation Tour

New York progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER are set to unveil their maiden voyage of "Progressive Nation", a package tour they will headline that will also feature the talents of OPETH, 3 and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, who explains, "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk."

While DREAM THEATER co-headlined 2005's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, as well as embarking on previous co-headlining runs with both QUEENSRŸCHE and JOE SATRIANI, they have primarily built their 22-year career on the road playing solely to their own audience. Portnoy comments: "I've always prided myself on personally hand picking new and exciting opening acts for DREAM THEATER in the past. Bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, SYMPHONY X, SPOCK'S BEARD, FATES WARNING, PAIN OF SALVATION and KING'S X. In all of these cases, it was important for me to pick bands that I admire and respect but also ones that I know our fans will enjoy. And I think playing with DT has helped expand all of those band's fanbases as a direct result. I am hoping Progressive Nation will continue to do the same thing in offering an audience for more daring and experimental acts that otherwise may not get the mainstream exposure they so rightly deserve."

Joining the bill for this inaugural run is Sweden's legendary OPETH who have been enjoying an ever-growing and expanding audience of their own for many years now. DT's Roadrunner Records labelmates will be ready to unleash their new album come next spring and Progressive Nation should be a great launching pad for their next world tour cycle. Guitarist/Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt comments: "We're very excited about this upcoming tour with DREAM THEATER. It will be the first tour that we're doing in support of our upcoming record, and also somewhat of a dream come true personally as I've been a fan of theirs for a long time. It's quite intimidating to be on the bill with such amazing musicians but obviously we'll try and give them a run for their money and pull out a few nice licks of our own. I guess we'll need to practice a little bit for this....how boring! Yet, I can't wait for this tour to start and I'm sure we'll have a blast with the DT guys as well as together with the other bands on the bill!"

Read the full article at this location.

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Mike Portnoy Auction Boxing Robe For Charity

Dream Theater have launched a charity auction series in conjunction with Camp Good Days and Special Times. Camp Good Days and Special Times is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life threatening challenges. Camp Good Days facilitates residential camping experiences at their recreational facility in Branchport, New York and year-round support activities. All proceeds collected from these auctions will be donated to the charity and will be used to support the many programs and services offered. The band will continually donate a variety of memorabilia to the charity until June 2008 and the items will be available for auction via eBay.

The next item to enter the auction is drummer Mike Portnoy's "Iron Mike" boxing robe. Portnoy has famously worn this black Everlast boxing robe for his curtain call during the band's last three world tours and can be seen wearing it on "Live at the Budokan," "Score" and "In Constant Motion" DVDs.

This item will be up for auction from October 16 through October 26, 2007 with a starting bid of $200. 100% of proceeds collected from this auction will be donated to Camp Good Days. For bidding and more information, please visit the Dream Theater Charity Auction Site.

For more information on Camp Good Days and Special Times, visit: http://www.campgooddays.org.

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Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Issues Update

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update:

"I spent a few days in London and guys... I've met a few very interesting people,, namely the original line-up of COMUS, one of my all time favourite bands. Me and my friend, Stefan Dimle (owner of the Mellotronen store) had dinner with them and I tell ya, it was amazing! Stefan is putting together a fantastic package for a upcoming gig, due to take place in March 2008 on a ferry cruise between Sweden and Finland. Comus will play on this boat for the first time since 1972! I'm still in shock!"

"I had Glen Goring play 'The Herald' in front of my fucking face! I can't believe it...there's a clip on Youtube that Stefan posted and I look like a grinning idiot! Wow! I have met Roger Wootton, my hero...the guy who've inspired me a 1000 times and more! I got a miniature boat as a gift from Bobbie Watson, who is probably one of the sweetest person I've ever met. I had Andy Hellaby insist on paying my beer after having slammed a copy of their ultra rare 7" single on the table before my eyes. I guess you cannot understand my excitement if you're not.....me."

"Later that day I met Pete French, for me legendary for his vocal work in bands like LEAFHOUND (also playing on the boat), ATOMIC ROOSTER and CACTUS. Perfect gentleman and he told some great stories too! As I went to bed, instead of my usual dreams about filthy sex I was dreaming about 7" Comus singles, Leafhound original LP's and the chance of hearing 'Diana" live! Dreams can come true...sorry for that fucking cliché...really, sorry!"

"Anyways, I had to share that with you."

"Also saw DREAM THEATER last night and they were great! Listening to.....'Songs Of experience' by David Axelrod! Great record! Playing Bioshock....great game! Melinda is now a big fan of KISS, and me and my wife have to listen to Dynasty maybe three-four times a day. I have nothing to do with it, she's just a fan...now, all of a sudden. Anyways, good choice I must say...we bought her a personal vinyl copy of the album so she can listen to it as much as she wants."

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Dream Theater Announce Korean Live Date

DREAM THEATER have added a Korean date to their Chaos In Motion World Tour 2007/2008. They will play Melon-AX Hall in Seoul, Korea on January 12th, 2008

The band's upcoming tour schedule is now as follows:

October
1 - Hanover, Germany - AWD Hall
2 - Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
4 - Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto Arena
5 - Paris, France - Zenith
7 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
8 - Frankfurt. Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
9 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy
11 - Glasgow, UK - Carling Academy
12 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
13 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
21 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
22 - Erlangen, Germany - Stadthalle
23 - Stuttgart, Germany - Messe 3
25 - Bologna, Italy - Land Rover Arena (Paladozza)
26 - Roma, Italy - Palalottomatica
27 - Andria (Ba), Italy - Palasport
29 - Milano, Italy - DatchForum
30 - Padova, Italy - Palasport
31 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eulachhalle

November
2 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Olimpic De Badalona
3 - Barcelona, Spain - La Cubierta
4 - Durango (Bilbao), Spain - Feria De Muestras
6 - Toulouse, France - Le Phare
7 - Nancy, France - Zenith
9 - Wales, UK - Newport Centre
10 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
11 - Blackburn, UK - King George's Hall

January
12 - Seoul, Korea - Melon-AX Hall
15 - Tokyo, Japan - Budokan
17 - Singapore, Singapore - Fort Canning Park

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Unreleased Liquid Tension Experiment Jams Surface

In October 1998, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - featuring DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy (drums) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards) alongside bass legend Tony Levin (KING CRIMSON, PETER GABRIEL) - reunited at Millbrook Studios in upstate New York to record their second album. According to a press release, "a few days into the sessions, John Petrucci's pregnant wife went into premature labor leaving Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin stranded in an already set-up and booked recording studio. So like any creative and productive musicians would do, they decided to stay and JAM... and JAM they did!
For some bizarre and still unexplained reason, the master tapes of these jams were misplaced during the mixing process. But, luckily, Portnoy records almost everything he ever does and as a result his live 2-track stereo DAT mixes are the only remaining traces of this historic jam. So what you have here is as live and raw as it gets. No overdubs, no editing, no mixing. Just three guys, their instruments and their spontaneous imaginations feeding off of each other."

The "historic jam" is being released under the moniker LIQUID TRIO EXPERIMENT. Titled Spontaneous Combustion, Magna Carta is releasing the album in Europe on October 22nd and in North America on the 23rd. The packaging is a limited edition Metallic Print DigiPak containing brand new liner notes by Mike Portnoy.

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Opeth To Support Dream Theater In North America

Swedish metallers OPETH will support DREAM THEATER on the prog-metal giants' next North American tour in April/May 2008. More details will be announced soon.

OPETH will release the "The Roundhouse Tapes" double CD in the U.S. on November 20 via Peaceville Records. The set will be issued in Europe on October 22.

The cover artwork for "The Roundhouse Tapes" has been posted at this location. According to a press release, "The Roundhouse Tapes" contains "a captivating OPETH performance from the Camden Roundhouse, London, UK, on November 9, 2006, and sees the band in scintillating form churning out a selection of classics from their illustrious career. You know what to expect from OPETH: unrivalled composition; seamless progressive dynamics and boundless atmosphere from the mellow to the incredibly heavy, all sealed with the unmistakable vocal presence of mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt." More...

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Dream Theater Announce Two More Shows

DREAM THEATER have added one new date to the European leg of their Chaos In Motion World Tour 2007/2008. They will play Durango (Bilbao), Spain on November 4th. The band have also announced one select date in Tokyo, Japan on January 15th, 2008.

The band's upcoming tour schedule is now as follows:

September
26 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall
28 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hovet
29 - Oslo, Norway - Spectrum

October
1 - Hanover, Germany - Capitol
2 - Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
4 - Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto Arena
5 - Paris, France - Zenith
7 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
8 - Frankfurt. Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
9 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy
11 - Glasgow, UK - Carling Academy
12 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
13 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
21 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
22 - Erlangen, Germany - Stadthalle
23 - Stuttgart, Germany - Messe 3
25 - Bologna, Italy - Land Rover Arena (Paladozza)
26 - Roma, Italy - Palalottomatica
27 - Andria (Ba), Italy - Palasport
29 - Milano, Italy - DatchForum
30 - Padova, Italy - Palasport
31 -Winterthur, Switzerland - Eulachhalle

November
2 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Olimpic De Badalona
3 - Barcelona, Spain - La Cubierta
4 - Durango (Bilbao), Spain - Feria De Muestras*
6 - Toulouse, France - Le Phare
7 - Nancy, France - Zenith
9 - Wales, UK - Newport Centre
10 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
11 - Blackburn, UK - King George's Hall

January
15 - Tokyo, Japan - Budokan*

*new dates

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Dream Theater Keyboardist To Do Signing Session

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will take part in a signing session at:

Sam Ash Music
7780 South Cicero Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459
708-499-3485

Date: Friday, August 10, 2007
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.

For directions and more information, visit Sam Ash Music's web site..

Magna Carta Records has set a September 12 release date for the new solo album from Jordan Rudess, entitled "The Road Home". Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, YES and GENTLE GIANT, Rudess revisits some of the great songs from those bands with his own special Jordan Rudess touch. He is assisted on the CD by a great group of guests, such as Nick D'Virgilio (SPOCK'S BEARD), Kip Winger (WINGER), Rod Morgenstein (WINGER), Ed Wynne (OZRIC TENTACLES), Bumblefoot (GUNS N' ROSES), Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE), Ricky Garcia (LAFEE) and several others.

"The Road Home" track listing:

01. Dance On a Volcano
02. Sound Chaser
03. Just The Same
04. JR Piano Medley
05. Piece of The Pi
06. Tarkus More...

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Dream Theater Kick Off US Tour

Legendary Progressive Metal act DREAM THEATER is launching a North American summer headlining tour, kicking off July 24 in San Diego, CA. Joined by breakthrough Progressive Metal acts INTO ETERNITY and REDEMPTION, the tour will span throughout the U.S. and Canada. DREAM THEATER will be taking the headlining reigns, performing songs from their Roadrunner Records debut, "Systematic Chaos", as well as compositions from their genre-defining back catalogue. Their ninth studio album, "Systematic Chaos" was released on June 5 and has been received with solid critical and fan acclaim. The tour will further solidify the band's legendary technical prowess, capturing a time when the quartet have reached their artistic Zen.

DREAM THEATER has just released a music video for their first single, "Constant Motion". Directed by Andrew Bennett (DEFTONES, VAN HALEN, THE DRESDEN DOLLS), the video highlights a technically induced performance by the band coupled with an animated spin-off of the album cover art, created by Hugh Syme (RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH). The video is currently available for viewing on the Roadrunner Records' website.

Here are the confirmed dates for the tour:

July 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
July 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
July 28 - Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theater
July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - E Center
July 31 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
Aug. 2 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theater
Aug. 3 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless
Aug. 4 - Austin, TX - The Backyard
Aug. 6 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Aug. 7 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Aug. 9 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
Aug. 10 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theater
Aug. 11 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheater
Aug. 13 - Detroit, MI - State Theater
Aug. 14 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six
Aug. 16 - Quebec City, QC - Expocite Site
Aug. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
Aug. 18 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheater
Aug. 20 - Buffalo, NY - University Of Buffalo Center For The Arts
Aug. 21 - Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
Aug. 22 - Hartford, CT - Chevrolet Theater
Aug. 24 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC
Aug. 25 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
Aug. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater

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Dream Theater Book Details Revealed

London, England-based publisher Essential Works will release "Lifting Shadows – The Authorized Story of Dream Theater" in luxury format via the company's web site sometime before Christmas.

Please be aware that this book will not be available in high street shops or other online retailers. The book can ONLY be ordered via the Essential Works web site. The book is also being produced in a special, limited-edition format which obviously means that stocks are not endless.

"Lifting Shadows" is being produced because of the fans' support. As a special added thank you, it has been agreed with the publishers that for a limited time, those fans who order soon will get their names printed in the book in a special "Roll Of Honor" section at the rear of the "Images" book. This offer will be open until midnight GMT on August 31. After that time, you will still be able to order the books, but your name will not appear.

"Lifting Shadows" will be printed in a deluxe "Images and Words" limited-edition version that includes a free CD of DREAM THEATER music. This limited edition comprises two hardback books that are held together in a slipcase. It is likely that the book cover will be designed by legendary rock artist Hugh Syme.

The first of these books is entitled "Images" and is crammed with color photos of the band, previously unseen/unused album artwork, letters, press releases and a host of other memorabilia. "Images" is printed on luxury 130gsm art paper, measures 234 x 197mm and has around 192 pages.

The second book, "Words", contains the definitive biography of the band. It is printed on 80gsm paper, measures 234 x 153mm and has around 384 pages. The book features all new interviews with the band and a host of others who have played their part in the rise of one of prog-metal's finest bands. The book's foreword has been written by DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy.

The material on the CD has been compiled by Mike Portnoy from his personal archives and contains the following tracks:

01. Another Won (1985) (Original Instrumental Berklee Demo)
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD "The Majesty Demos 1985-1986"

02. Two Far (1986) (1986 Majesty Demo)
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD "The Majesty Demos 1985-1986"

03. Status Seeker (1988) (Radio Remix)

Previously only available as a Mechanic Records radio promo CD
Remixed by Terry Brown

04. Don't Look Past Me (1990) (Vocalist Audition Demo)

Taken from the 1999 DREAM THEATER fan club CD "Cleaning Out The Closet"
Music originally recorded in February 1990
James LaBrie vocal tracks added in October 1999
Mixed by Doug Oberkircher

05. Under A Glass Moon (1993) (Live At The Marquee Outtake)

Previously Unreleased
Recorded at the Marquee - London, England - April 23, 1993
Mixed by Doug Oberkircher

06. Caught In A Web (1995) (Live on BBC Radio One)

Previously Unreleased
Recorded Live on Bruce Dickinson's BBC Radio 1 Show - January 30, 1995

07. You Or Me (1996) (Demo)

Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD "Falling Into Infinity Demos 1996-1997"

08. Burning My Soul (1998) (Once In A LIVEtime Outtake)

Previously only available on the "Five Years In A LIVEtime DVD"
Recorded at Le Bataclan - Paris, France - June 25, 1998
Live Mix by Kevin Shirley

09. Through Her Eyes (1999) (Original "Long Titanic" Arrangement)

Previously only available on the end credits of "Metropolis 2000 - Scenes From New York"

10. Your Majesty (2002) (Live in Paris)

Previously Unreleased
Recorded at Mutualite - Paris, France - October 23, 2002

11. Metropolis (2004) (Live in Los Angeles)

Special Guests: Charlie Dominici and Derek Sherinian
Taken from the Ytsejam Records CD "When Dream And Day Reunite"
Recorded at The Pantages Theater - Los Angeles, CA - March 6, 2004

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