An American progressive rock band formed long after the heyday of prog rock. Dream Theater got together in 1985 and were first called Majesty. The original members were “serious” musicians that all attended the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. They then dropped out of Berklee and formed what would become Dream Theater.
Despite not finishing their degrees the band members (John Petrucci, John Myung, James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Mike Magini) are known for all being technically superior musicians. Over the years many have won awards for their playing.
Dream Theater has released 12 studio albums over their time together. Their best-selling album was Images and Words released in 1992. As of a couple of years ago the band had sold over 10 million albums worldwide. They released their latest album just this September; it is entitled A Dramatic Turn of Events.
Over the course of their careers, the Dream Theater shows have become more elaborate, longer and more varied. What is fairly unique about their tours is that the setlist is different every show, so each show is guaranteed to be special. The band has toured with the likes of Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, Megadeath, Queensryche, Yes, Zappa Plays Zappa, and Marillion.
-Date: March 21, 2014
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $67.75, $82.75, $97.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.