At The Palace Theatre,
Dream Theater knocked my socks off! There is no better way to say it. They were better than I ever imagined. I first heard them around 1992 with their now classic song, "Pull Me Under." I have considered myself a 'mild' fan over the years. Well, they just released their 11th studio album, "A Dramatic Turn of Events." (Roadrunner Records). It's a great album. To see them live was just, Wow! They played for 2 hours. I wish I would have payed more attention to these great architects of music.
Dream Theatre's current members:
James LaBrie (Vocals)
John Petrucci (Guitar)
John Myung (Bass, Chapman Stick)
Jordan Rudess (Keys, Continuum, Harpejji, iOS devices)
Mike Mangini (Drums and Percussion)
Their music is similar to a heavy version of early Yes or Kansas. I have never seen a band play such intricate music so well together. They had 3 big screens behind the band, which I hardly noticed, because I was in such awe of their musicianship. It was very cool to see a heavy band use a keyboard as a main instrument and not in the background. This was a great show. I highly recommend it to any music fan!
And I want to give a shout out to the Palace Theatre in Albany. What a great place to see a show! Get up off the couch and experience live music! It will move your soul!
For more information about Dream Theater and their new album, visit their band page at :
Dream Is Collapsing
Bridges in the Sky
Build Me Up, Break Me Down
The Ytse Jam
Wait for Sleep
Far from Heaven
On the Backs of Angels
Caught In A Web
Through My Words
Breaking All Illusions
Pull Me Under