DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Speaks To Italy's SpazioRock (Video)
Italian web site SpazioRock conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER before the band’s January 20 concert in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below.
DREAM THEATER has invited the esteemed Berklee College Of Music to join them for a one-of-a-kind show on the band’s upcoming “Along For The Ride” North American tour when they visit the Boston Opera House on Tuesday, March 25.
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.
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.
This special homecoming will be captured and recorded for a later release.
DREAM THEATER‘s “Along For The Ride” tour will pick up on March 20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
DREAM THEATER‘s spirit of adventure and fearless musical virtuosity continues to reap dividends for the progressive metal titans who’ve just earned their second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for their single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled album on Roadrunner Records. The band — John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards & continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) — received its first-ever Grammy nomination in 2012 for “On The Backs Of Angels” (from their “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” album) in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category.