DREAM THEATER was founded in 1985 when founding members--guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and former drummer Mike Portnoy--attended the Berklee College of Music. Also adding to the significance of this collaboration: Mike Mangini (drums), who joined the band in 2010, is a former faculty member of the Berklee College of Music. This special homecoming will be captured and recorded for a later release. DREAM THEATER will be joined by special guest ensembles the Berklee World Strings and the Berklee Concert Choir for the second half of the set. The ensembles will layer distinct dramatic elements to DREAM THEATER's production. The World Strings are an international group of creative improvisers who play with rhythmic qualities seldom heard from string instruments. The Concert Choir stretches its repertoire from traditional and contemporary music through a wide range of genres.
DREAM THEATER recently earned a second Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance" for the single "The Enemy Inside" from their current self-titled worldwide smash album (released September 24, 2013 on Roadrunner Records). "DREAM THEATER" made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. The extraordinary chart position marked the group's third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia. The band recently announced new tour dates for their North American headlining run which will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band's European tour.
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