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Dream Theater

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About Dream Theater
Genres:
Progressive, Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock
Band Members:
- John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, Mike Mangini, James LaBrie
Hometown:
Long Island City, NY

DISTANCE OVER TIME 2019 TOUR
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Bruce
Los Angeles, CA@
The Wiltern
March 23rd 2019
I have seen DT over a dozen times at various venues and have splurged for the VIP meet & greet experience 2 times and they have never disappointed me.........until the second show (Thursday)on the Distance over Time tour which landed them at The Wiltern, Los Angeles. Now I know this was only the second show but these guys are extremely polished perfectionist and to hear John Petrucci noticeably miss and or hit the wrong notes at least 4 times was like a parent watching there kid on stage , trip in a grade school play performance. Other then that Petrucci was flawless and his many guitar changes played emotionally beautifully. Jordan also played amazing but lacked the wizardly playfulness he usually displays, he seemed almost too focused on What he was doing and not enough on Where he was doing it at! There were also some technical issues with the mobile keyboard and his then his main keys so maybe he was focused on trying to hold it together like a runaway truck and trailer, which may have thrown him off? I was excited to hear Mike Mangini play Scenes from a Memory as I really love his playing style and feel he really keeps Dream Theater who the are and not where they were going! His playing this show was a bit slow or maybe pausastically (I made it up, it means to excessively Pause almost unnoticeably but noticeable enough if you are noticing ) There was a part he got lost once by “skipping a beat” but quickly found his way back. I did find my self questioning why he wants his symbols at a height that he is doing shoulder presses the whole show? Looks cool though! John Myung is awkward and underrated!....There I said it! He is the Muhammad Ali of bass players, his fingers are whimsical and without those lower notes and upper fills the music would have no power! He played great! Now for the “Big Guy”, the Main Man! The voice of Dream Theater James LaBrie! I watched his interview of when he lost his voice and it devastated him and how it changed his ability to sing as before (age doesn’t help neither) but, an I am truly sorry to say, his voice is the weakest link to this show! I am not going to run all over James because I genuinely love his singing but.... yeah! I also feel (be it where I sat) his microphone was also having Technical issues and I wouldn’t be able to hear the soft and lower parts but when he belted out those parts of the songs upper register it was as if they forgot the mic was at volume 10 and just flipped the switch on!.... Wholly Loud! I Love me some Dream Theater and I can Definitely look past all of my critics,.... watch.....see I already forgot about it! Now what was I talking about.... Oh Yeah, I am going to attribute all of my “Golden Ear” critic on the AWEFUL SOUNDING VENUE CALLED “THE WILTERN” I am a veteran to the theater, although it is historic and beautiful it has to be one of the top worst sounding venues I have “ “scene” DreamTheater at (yet the keep playing here???). I have sat in multiple seating areas, this particular show I was in the mezzanine almost in the back and it was So Sharp and Ear Bleeding with No lower Bass heard, I had to dawn my professional ear protection the entire show. For the risk of losing my hearing! The Wiltern just has awful acoustics and every time I see a concert here I say “Never Again” and then a great artist plays where I have to see them..... Uhhhggg! As far as the Music....well... if you know Dream Theater music then I don’t need to review that... just Go See The Show! A..M..A..Z..I..N..G..!
Randy
Los Angeles, CA@
The Wiltern
March 23rd 2019
Dream Theater presented a SUPERB audio and video FEAST Thursday night!!! The songs selected from their newly released "Distance Over Time" album were crisply and awesomely played, and their 20 Year Old "Metropolis, Part 2; Scenes From a Memory" album was triumphantly performed in its entirety to the exquisite joy of the packed house. Lead guitarist John Petrucci, as usual, played like NOBODY else on this earth can play!!! And his guitar tone throughout their nearly 3 hour, 19 song, 2 Set Show was simply AMAZING!!! Drummer Mike Mangini was UNBELIEVABLE, demonstrating his world-class technical skills by being spot-on during even the most challenging time changes that Dream Theater is so well known for!! And his magnificent playing on this latest Distance Over Time album as well as his performance "live" at the Wiltern has put any doubts about his ability to "put the ghost to rest" of former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, once and for all!! A smaller, re-designed stage with risers and NO large video screens nor any speaker banks or curtains provided a more intimate atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy. Dream Theater came out to PLAY, and play they DID!!! 5 STARS OVER 5 STARS!!!! Randy C.
Herm
Cincinnati, OH@
Taft Theater
August 10th 2017
So many notes! Yet each note is given the room to breathe. An absolutely incredible performance. Actually two shows. The first featuring new material, followed by an intermission, and then the complete, extended "Images and Words" set. Absolute virtuosity interlaced with story telling relating the band's early days and the significance of the "Images and Words" album. If Dream Theater plays your town, do not miss the show.
Daniel
Porto, Portugal@
COLISEU PORTO
April 30th 2017
A very competent show. Images and Words is worth listening live and it also features a couple of easter eggs, just like John Myiung covering Jaco Pastorius. The "and beyond" has a couple of choices that i understand (more recent songs), but just aren't the right ones. Songs that are not engaging (or even good, in comparison) and therefore don't work that well in live environment.
Ulf
Stockholm, Sweden@
Fryshuset Arenan
February 2nd 2017
The Images & Words part was magnificent as expected, but the first act was a huge disapppointment! How can they choose such a boring setlist?? "As I am" and "Breaking all illusions" excluded, the only great songs in the first part!! Always great to see & hear these progressive musical masters, but they could improve the setlist significantly!!!
December 23rd 2016
Have seen way better DT shows. They get more and more expensive, shirts are 35€ now! Seriously? First half was okay, second half way better. Great to hear Images and Words in full. Didn't like James's voice that night though. Live is always a bit difficult with him, was better on CD.
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About Dream Theater
Genres:
Progressive, Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock
Band Members:
- John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, Mike Mangini, James LaBrie
Hometown:
Long Island City, NY

DISTANCE OVER TIME 2019 TOUR