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Opeth will open for Dream Theater in America in April/May 2008

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Death_To_False_Metal, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. shanky

    shanky bruce lee lol

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    It's not a matter of who sucks or not. Dream Theater pulls in a bigger crowd than Opeth would, so Opeth has to open for them. Plus this means Opeth will be playing bigger venues than they usually do (aside from European festivals), and introducing more people to awesome music.
     
  2. Tumn

    Tumn baptized in blood

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    It's good for more exposure, but that's about it. I hate large venues. Opeth should be doing their own tour.
     
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    What I am curious about is if any of you DT bashers have even heard any of thier older stuff? I think you guys should at least give Images and Words or Awake a chance.
     
  4. Weakness

    Weakness Senior Citizen

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    Two cool bands, good line up I think.
     
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    hahaha amen brother :headbang:
     
  6. The Seeker

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    This is awesome news!

    1) Opeth is my favorite band, I've only seen them twice and have needed a live fix for far too long...

    2) I've never seen Dream Theater and they are one of the greatest and influential prog bands on the earth, period.

    This is a great combo... WAY better than including Opeth on a crappy death metal bill. I was hoping Tool would select Opeth in the future as a touring support act, but DT will do for the time being :)
     
  7. marko kutberg

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    lol @ the fanboys. Both bands are great. And they both have smth to learn from each other (for example rotating setlists and linear song structures).
     
  8. Agalloch

    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    Great, we get to see Opeth next to a bunch of nerds waiting to jizz everytime Petrucci plays a solo. Great.
     
  9. Helios

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    An Opeth show with Symphony X opening would be awesome lol
     
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    I'd like Opeth to open for DT, though DT are great live since 2002 they are not making good albums (to me), instead Opeth is a both live and studio great act..
     
  11. daz436

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    lol
     
  12. YtseJammer03

    YtseJammer03 Yes! I am the New Guy.

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    My 2 top bands, so this is good news for me.
     
  13. twilightsrobe

    twilightsrobe evil eye

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    Great lineup! I do enjoy a lot of Dream Theater's older material.

    I can understand why people may not be fans of Dream Theater, but they're at least a well-respected prog metal band. It could be much worse!!!! Just be happy that Opeth is not supporting Trivium or Lamb of God. :rolleyes:
     
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    DT is not one of my favorites, but it will be cool to see them live. There early albums were pretty good, and I can at least appreciate their talent.

    TBH, I wouldn't care who Opeth was opening for, I'd be there regardless. I just hope they get the chance to play a decent length set.
     
  15. biggsy

    biggsy New Metal Member

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    amen brother:headbang:
     
  16. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Awesome news! Although I wish they were headlining. I tried getting into Dream Theatre and even bought one of their live DVD's. Not my thing, the singer looks like such a queer when he's singing like, I wanted to punch him in the face. I removed the DVD and smashed it to pieces.
     
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    biggsy New Metal Member

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    Couldn't have just sold it on eBay?
     
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    i wonder if it will be weird at all, in a mixed crowd of extreme metallers and prog d00dz. you can count on me being on the death metal side :kickass:
     
  19. marko kutberg

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    These two bands have pretty much the same audience.
     
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    Similar audience indeed, in fact I'd go as far to say that much of Opeth rise in popularity post-Blackwater Park is from DT fans or ex-fans getting into them. Most death metallers already knew Opeth by the time MAYH came out. This defenitly wont hurt Opeth.

    Even I that don't like much of DT's music since Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulance and foward, understand their impact on prog metal in general and recognize them as one of the best live bands out there.

    Me? I'll defenitly travel to the US to catch this show... though it's reasonable to think that Opeth will probably only get a 40 minute slot (which amounts to only 4 Opeth songs :( ) I can hope that in some venues with more flexible curfews they can play 1 hour or 1:15.
     

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