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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #210 on: March 06, 2017, 09:27:17 AM »
Gotcha. Seems focused on the cymbals and the overhead mics.

Right, and cymbals often can bleed into the vocal mic when in front of the drums. I think that's all it is.

That's the reason, indeed. I remembered reading it somewhere, so looked for the article and found it: http://www.fohonline.com/ci/50-production-profile/14946-dream-theater-the-astonshing-live-north-american-tour.html

It's kind of an interview/profile of the DT crew for the TA tour. Here's what they said about the plexiglass in the kit:

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One interesting application of simple-but-effective technology comes with Mangini’s monster 16-piece drum kit, which has some clear Plexiglas panels hung in front of the set. “They have really helped shield some of the cymbal sound out of the vocal mics,” notes Wilson. “It’s just four (18” x 24” and 12” x 24”) suspended panels and it’s really helped the vocal monitor mix. Without these, the vocal mic turns into a cymbal overhead. It’s not like a big glass wall blocking the drummer and it looks awesome onstage.”

That was a great article, thanks for the link. And yea, I guess that pretty much confirms what they were using the plexi for.

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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #211 on: March 06, 2017, 09:27:48 AM »
I don't keep track of these things, but how far in advance do they usually announce tour dates? It seems odd to not know any concerts beyond May, in March.

They teased us right around Christmas with NA dates soon.... it's been awhile.  I wonder what's up.

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« Reply #212 on: March 06, 2017, 02:55:43 PM »
I don't keep track of these things, but how far in advance do they usually announce tour dates? It seems odd to not know any concerts beyond May, in March.

They teased us right around Christmas with NA dates soon.... it's been awhile.  I wonder what's up.

A few days ago JR confirmed that there definitely will be a NA tour but they don't know the dates yet. Strange, that must be difficult for the band as well.

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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #213 on: March 06, 2017, 03:16:51 PM »
I don't keep track of these things, but how far in advance do they usually announce tour dates? It seems odd to not know any concerts beyond May, in March.

They teased us right around Christmas with NA dates soon.... it's been awhile.  I wonder what's up.

A few days ago JR confirmed that there definitely will be a NA tour but they don't know the dates yet. Strange, that must be difficult for the band as well.

Yea I definitely don't think it was a lie or ill meaning by teasing us, but it does make me wonder if there is some struggle with figuring this out.  Giving the timing before, I had assumed a summer tour, but it seems fall is more likely as all the summer tours are being announced.

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« Reply #214 on: March 09, 2017, 07:13:27 AM »
If summer, I would assume late summer, simply because they usually do festivals.
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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #215 on: March 09, 2017, 09:12:58 AM »
When I talked to the band at the last Astonishing show, James said that I&W shows for North America probably wouldn't be until fall 2017.

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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #216 on: March 09, 2017, 09:15:28 AM »
Yeah, that makes the most sense.
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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #217 on: March 09, 2017, 09:58:04 AM »
But it would be awesome if they would go ahead and release those dates.

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« Reply #218 on: March 09, 2017, 02:12:17 PM »
Maybe they're holding off on announcing the dates until they have everything completely booked, so that there's not the dribbling of dates that happened last year which irritated some fans that bought tickets for one show, only to find out that a show (much) closer to them was announced later.
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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #219 on: March 09, 2017, 02:15:52 PM »
Yeah, I know JP was sensitive to how much it bothered people last time around.
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« Reply #220 on: March 09, 2017, 02:20:19 PM »
^ Good call. I'd much rather wait and have them release all the dates at once, rather than get some dates sooner and some later.

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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #221 on: March 13, 2017, 12:43:47 PM »
That's cool.

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Re: Euro 2017 Winter - Images And Words and Beyond
« Reply #222 on: March 15, 2017, 12:33:42 PM »
Maybe they're holding off on announcing the dates until they have everything completely booked, so that there's not the dribbling of dates that happened last year which irritated some fans that bought tickets for one show, only to find out that a show (much) closer to them was announced later.
Funny thing, I literally had the tix in the shopping cart for the Budapest show, which is a 12 hour train ride away. I was filling in my credit card info, but for some reason I stopped and didn't confirm the order. Figured I'd wait a few more days, maybe they'll announce somewhere closer. Right on cue, the very next morning they announced a show in my hometown. Dodged a huge one there.
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