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Dream Theater Announces Return of Drummer Mike Portnoy

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The Press Release:
GRAMMY®-winning, progressive music titans Dream Theater are announcing the return of drummer Mike Portnoy to the group. Portnoy will reunite with guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung – the trio formed the band at the Berklee College Of Music in 1985 – along with longtime members, vocalist James LaBrie and keyboardist Jordan Rudess. Dream Theater will be going into the studio to begin working on their 16th studio album and the first with Portnoy since 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings.

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“I understand Dream Theater’s decision to get Mike Portnoy back at this time,” states Mike Mangini. “As was said from Day 1, my place was not to fill all the roles that Mike held in the band. I was to play the drums in order to help the band carry on. My main role of keeping our live show working tightly on a nightly basis was an intense and rewarding experience. Thankfully, I got to experience playing music with these iconic musicians, as well as some fun times laced with humor. I also really enjoyed spending lots of time with the crew. And then there’s the GRAMMY® win, which was amazingly satisfying. To the fans: thank you so much for being amazing to me. I cherish the pictures I have of you all losing your minds and having fun. Finally, I really love the band, crew and management and wish them and the entire organization all the best.”
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John Petrucci @ The Town Hall

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci will perform music from his latest solo album at The Town Hall. He has Mike Portnoy on the drums and support will come from Meanstreak.

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Dream Theater Moves 2021 Tour Dates To Early 2022

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The band Dream Theater have made an announcement regarding the 2021 tour dates and while I’ve embedded the graphic of the statement, I have the text down below for those who can’t read it. I figured if I needed to grab the glasses then perhaps some of the others who read the site are in the same boat ;p Let’s look.

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The Announcement:
Dream Theater have made the difficult decision to move their October-December 2021 North American tour dates to early 2022.

In light of current instabilities to touring that remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel confident that this is the right decision. Know that we are as disappointed as you are that we will have to wait a little longer to bring Dream Theater music to you live. We miss performing for you all and can’t wait until we can be on stage bringing our new album and fan-favorites to you.
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Dream Theater Announce 2nd Leg For “Distance Over Time” Tour 2019

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Dream Theater is a band that knows that they have diehard fans everywhere and that is the reason that they are announcing a second leg for their “Distance Over Time” Tour. Take a look down below to the full press release, poster and the dates. See you at the close.

The Press Release:
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are currently in the middle of a successful European tour. With three weeks left on that run, the band is turning its attention back to North America with the announcement of the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory. The next leg of the tour will kick off at the end of September and run through mid-November. The 27-date trek will see the band making stops in Louisville, KY; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Long Island, NY; and San Jose, CA to name a few. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

The first leg of tour gathered plenty of critical acclaim and fan praise due in large part to the diverse setlist the band created. Dream Theater featured tracks from their latest release Distance Over Time (InsideOutMusic /Sony Music) and selections from their 30-year career along with a nightly celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory that the band performed in its entirety. The band will continue that trend on the Fall tour to create an evening of over 2 hours and 45 minutes of Dream Theater at their masterful best making this a concert event to not be missed.
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Looney Tunes’ “Distance Over Time” Listening w Dream Theater @ Village East Cinema

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I recently mused aloud about how cool living in this Media Metropolis was based on all the varied events that can take place at a moments notice. I did this in regards to the video viewing of King Diamond’s latest release “Songs For The Dead Live” which was summarized HERE in the event you missed it. Now its time to say this once again as the folks at Looney Tunes records in Long Island are offering an exclusive listening experience of the brand new Dream Theater album “Distance Over Time” in NYC and by the way, the band WILL be in attendance. Check out the poster and the scoop.

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Album – Distance Over Time
Event – Listening / Viewing Party WITH BAND MEMBERS! & Autograph Signing!
Day – Thursday February 21st
Time – 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)
Location – New York City – Village East Theater 189 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003

Purchase the new Dream Theater LP here and get a wristband for this event! $39.99

Q&A AND ALBUM AUTOGRAPH SIGNING* afterwards with John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Mangini!
The new Dream Theater album, “Distance Over Time” is absolutely fantastic and has some incredible VISUAL and AUDIO components. We will be premiering the entire album at a movie theater in NYC WITH MEMBERS OF THE BAND IN ATTENDANCE! Come hang out with us and the band to experience this new album.

Listen to the Album in 5.1 Surround Sound, as specially created Animations are projected on the Big Screen!


How to get into this private Dream Theater event:
Purchase the exclusive colored vinyl version (black/smoke) of ‘Distance Over Time’ from Looney Tunes here online or at our store at 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704. Everyone that purchases our exclusive limited edition vinyl will get ONE ticket to this event. You can order here online or at the store. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course there is no fee at the store. When you order online choose instore pick up as your shipping option. NO ORDERS WILL SHIP! You will pick up your LP and wristband/ticket to the event at the venue. We will be at the venue that night with a list of all persons that ordered online. You can also pick up your wristband at the store anytime after you order online.

Looney Tunes will have a very rare exclusive vinyl LP release for the new DISTANCE OVER TIME RELEASE
Limited to only 300 copies made!
Split colored vinyl – half black half smoke color
We are the only people to have this rare LP!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hey I don’t want to add anything else to the mix. I’ve heard a couple of the tracks already and this sounds damned good. I am unsure if I will be in attendance at this event though since I will likely need a few days of solitude in the PiercingMetal Batcave post the annual Toy Fair. As you read this I am actually just finishing off my first day of this industry event and have three more loaded days to go. It is a daunting affair that I love to attend but once its done I shut off everything to recoup the energy. Maybe I will bounce back and be there though since I have been a fan of Dream Theater since the very first album was being played once in a while over on the WSOU radio station out of Seton Hall University. What do you think about this one? Will you be in attendance? The ticket link is down below.

Official Websites:
Dream Theater: http://www.dreamtheater.net
Looney Tunes: http://www.looneytunes.com
Dream Theater Event Tickets: https://ltcds.com/private-dream-theater-event-in-nyc-with-looney-tunes/