For Immediate Release
April 18, 2011
An Exclusive Look into The Bandís Search for a New Drummer
New York, NY: A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoyís sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City. Over an amazing and productive three-day period, the band played, jammed and spoke candidly with seven of the worldís greatest drummers, learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummerís incredible chops with the bandís trademark prog-rock sound.
Dream Theater have been extremely sensitive to the fact that this is not only a monumental decision in their own lives, but also a critical moment in the lives of DT fans around the world. ďThe departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow,Ē says guitarist John Petrucci. ďThe fact that as a result of that event weíd be introduced to seven infinitely capable and uniquely talented drummers was heartening.Ē
Dream Theater would like to share with its fans some of the intense process, along with the musical joy, that went into choosing a new drummer. Who is the best fit behind the kit?
Go to Dream Theaterís Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Theater/7677942180
) on Thursday, 4/21 at 11 AM to sign up for the mailing list and to receive more details about an exclusive and intimate look at the auditions, and to find out exactly when and how the momentous announcement about the bandís new lineup will be made. Also on Facebook, fans will be able to find out information about the bandís upcoming 2011 World Tour.