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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by KingsGene, Jul 26, 2017.
DREAM THEATER - FREQSTV SHARE IMAGES, WORDS & BEYOND 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DOCUMENTARY; VIDEO
Decided, after seeing the setlist that I needed to find a way to see this tour or else I'd probably never see anything that wasn't largely Astonishing-esque. So, I'm making the trip to Asheville, NC from Birmingham in a little over two weeks.
Saw this last Monday in Cincinnati, and as a long time fan who has seen DT nearly 20 times over the years..... This was on of, if not THE BEST, show I have ever seen them put on. The set list..... The tightness of the band.... And the return to including long portions of non-album material surrounding some of the songs is very reminiscent of seeing them back in the early 90s all over again. I sincerely hope they are recording somewhere on this tour for a DVD.
I saw the show in Peoria IL a week or so. While the band was firing on all cylinders instrumentally, they are not doing James Labrie any favors by making him try to do stuff from 25 years ago. He was seriously laboring on the I & W material, and this coming from a staunch Labrie supporter. I am hoping the show I saw was just an aberration as many earlier reviews were stating how well he was doing with these shows. I still give him props for trying, and at least then I know he's not using pre-recorded backing tracks like so many other supposed "live" bands.
You can definitely tell he has aged on "Take the Time" and "Under a Glass Moon", but he makes it work still..... No, he definitely cannot hit and hold the notes he used to, but what he does with it still works.
I guess you can ask James at the PPUSA XIX meet & greet why they cancelled the Nashville show. :-D
They made a statement about it early on..... Something to do with their stage rigging not fitting into the venue.....
DREAM THEATER BASSIST JOHN MYUNG ON PERFORMING IMAGES AND WORDS ALBUM - "IT’S ALMOST AS IF IT’S A WAY OF RECONNECTING WITH OUR ROOTS, WHAT WE’RE ABOUT AND A MOMENT OF RECALIBRATING"
Not surprised. War Memorial is an old auditorium & there are better places they could have played. TPAC would have been a better choice. I'm thinking the sound at the War Memorial would not have been very good for something like I&W.
Saw them in Boston last night. Excellent show, I highly recommend that anyone on the fence go see them. They sound awesome and while I agree that LaBrie isn't the same guy you hear on the album he was great! Mangini really elevates the band too! GO SEE IT!
I didn't go see the show because I can't stand the Orpheum. Lame excuse I know, but I couldn't make it anyway. Playing at the Orpheum sealed the deal anyway ........ that place has been run into the ground....... not worthy of hosting Dream Theater any longer.
AND GET THOSE KIDS OFF MY LAWN!
Still disappointed that they didn't play Atlanta as the setlist is amazing, even without I&W.
DREAM THEATER - BACK TO BUDOKAN 2017 MIXED BY PRODUCER RICHARD CHYCKI; ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST REVEALED
"....Producer / engineer Richard Chycki has checked in with a brief update:
"Mixed Dream Theater’s Budokan live show celebrating Images, Words & Beyond for broadcast by wowow."
The show took place on September 11th, 2017 at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.The tracklist for the package is available below. More details will be revealed soon...."
This show was fantastic. Saw them in Asheville last week. Seeing Portnoy and then Dream Theater within months is crazy. Mangini is a machine and definitely did the Portnoy drums justice. I absolutely hated The Astonishing, and I'm hope their 2019 release goes back to more previous music than a continuation of that.
I saw the Dallas show last Saturday. Great show. However, It did seem like James Lebrie was laboring at times.
I saw this tour in Baltimore last week, and JLB was definitely struggling early. Oddly enough, he seemed to rally toward the end of the I&W set, and then hit some really surprising notes during ACoS, so all in all, a commendable job.
DREAM THEATER FRONTMAN JAMES LABRIE - "WHEN WE FIRST STARTED OUT WITH THE IMAGES AND WORDS TOUR, IT WAS THE BAND AND TOUR MANAGER IN A VAN..."
DREAM THEATER GUITARIST JOHN PETRUCCI ON PLAYING LIVE - "I NEVER LOSE THE EXCITEMENT OF THAT EXPERIENCE; IT'S THE BEST PART OF THE DAY