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Offline COB55

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Images and Words Concert Length
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:26:48 AM »
Can someone tell me how long the set is on the current 25th Anniversary of Images and Words Tour? Also, has the band played the same setlist at every show?

I'm going to the Dubai show and I'm hoping that they play the full set they've been playing in Europe. I've seen Dream Theater four times but never seen As I Am or The Dark Eternal Night live. I'm really hoping they play these two in Dubai.

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 07:20:52 AM »
About 2.5 hours plus intermissions, & yes it's the same set every show (except the first two shows of the tour, which had a few extra songs)

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 12:22:07 AM »
I can't wait for DT in Manila, I think they are already getting ready for the Japan leg of the Asian tour!

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 05:54:32 AM »
The new leg starts today in Japan, right? Anybody could report any diference in the setlist? Thanks!
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 09:02:56 PM »
Setlist.fm shows the Setlist is the same.
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 08:46:03 AM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.


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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 09:41:21 AM »
Cool, I've heard a rumour that it would have some modification, but maybe DT changed its mind.
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 10:07:17 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/BY5SuFWg8ln/
Guys, do you think they're going to record a DVD?! Another Live at Budokan?! :omg:

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 10:57:34 AM »
Few cameras, small crew... maybe an official live bootleg?  :metal
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
Few cameras, small crew... maybe an official live bootleg?  :metal
I hope it's just a little part of the crew!!! Maybe you're right, I don't have to expect a DVD...

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 02:07:13 PM »
Few cameras, small crew... maybe an official live bootleg?  :metal

Yea, 2 cameras isn't enough for a DVD.  But maybe they could be making some promo videos.  Lots of bands have a camera crew to just do that for tours.

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 02:32:28 AM »
It seems JP said it was just for TV. It's sad we won't have any DVD for this and TA tour...   :(

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 03:05:57 AM »
That TV bootleg might do the job, though.

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 04:11:01 AM »
That TV bootleg might do the job, though.
Let's hope they recorded the full show!!!  :corn

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
That TV bootleg might do the job, though.
Let's hope they recorded the full show!!!  :corn

Yea, a TV broadcast should be pretty solid, hopefully the whole show

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 07:57:14 AM »
That TV bootleg might do the job, though.
Let's hope they recorded the full show!!!  :corn

Yea, a TV broadcast should be pretty solid, hopefully the whole show
I hope to find it somewhere, but, as much as I love James, he was not at his best yesterday...
I don't know what could come out from this recording... :-\

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.
DT's had exclusively uniform setlists since 2014. They have also employed a great deal of digital assistance (metronomes, pre-recorded backing tracks) since then.
Also, there's nothing unusually strenuous about playing 5 shows in Japan. Japan is big. They should have spaced out the shows more in terms of time (LaBrie is not doing well), but there's no other reason for this tour to be harder on them than any recent tour.

Anyways, after MM joined, there was a small amount of setlist variation, but not much. There was a bit less after the 2011 European leg, and then none by 2014. It has nothing to do with the difficulty of their tour.
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 09:14:14 AM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.
DT's had exclusively uniform setlists since 2014. They have also employed a great deal of digital assistance (metronomes, pre-recorded backing tracks) since then.
Also, there's nothing unusually strenuous about playing 5 shows in Japan. Japan is big. They should have spaced out the shows more in terms of time (LaBrie is not doing well), but there's no other reason for this tour to be harder on them than any recent tour.

Anyways, after MM joined, there was a small amount of setlist variation, but not much. There was a bit less after the 2011 European leg, and then none by 2014. It has nothing to do with the difficulty of their tour.

Oh I see, I guess they just want to stream line it.

About the digital assistance and backing track, I haven't notice that much provided that I haven't seen a lot of DT concerts so I will ask you did those pre recorded backing tracks help the quality of the concert or it kinda made it sound off like sounded more fake or to contrive?

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 11:49:31 AM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.
DT's had exclusively uniform setlists since 2014. They have also employed a great deal of digital assistance (metronomes, pre-recorded backing tracks) since then.
Also, there's nothing unusually strenuous about playing 5 shows in Japan. Japan is big. They should have spaced out the shows more in terms of time (LaBrie is not doing well), but there's no other reason for this tour to be harder on them than any recent tour.

Anyways, after MM joined, there was a small amount of setlist variation, but not much. There was a bit less after the 2011 European leg, and then none by 2014. It has nothing to do with the difficulty of their tour.

Oh I see, I guess they just want to stream line it.

About the digital assistance and backing track, I haven't notice that much provided that I haven't seen a lot of DT concerts so I will ask you did those pre recorded backing tracks help the quality of the concert or it kinda made it sound off like sounded more fake or to contrive?
It's a matter of taste, mostly. For the most part it makes it sound much more like the album. From time to time it comes across as pretty damn fake, but that's infrequent. Myself, I got to see live shows because I like a live sound and a some spontaneity, so I consider it a big disappointment, but there are plenty of others who really prefer the new format. Like I said, personal preference.
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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 01:26:48 PM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.
DT's had exclusively uniform setlists since 2014. They have also employed a great deal of digital assistance (metronomes, pre-recorded backing tracks) since then.
Also, there's nothing unusually strenuous about playing 5 shows in Japan. Japan is big. They should have spaced out the shows more in terms of time (LaBrie is not doing well), but there's no other reason for this tour to be harder on them than any recent tour.

Anyways, after MM joined, there was a small amount of setlist variation, but not much. There was a bit less after the 2011 European leg, and then none by 2014. It has nothing to do with the difficulty of their tour.

Oh I see, I guess they just want to stream line it.

About the digital assistance and backing track, I haven't notice that much provided that I haven't seen a lot of DT concerts so I will ask you did those pre recorded backing tracks help the quality of the concert or it kinda made it sound off like sounded more fake or to contrive?
It's a matter of taste, mostly. For the most part it makes it sound much more like the album. From time to time it comes across as pretty damn fake, but that's infrequent. Myself, I got to see live shows because I like a live sound and a some spontaneity, so I consider it a big disappointment, but there are plenty of others who really prefer the new format. Like I said, personal preference.

Its fine with me if it sounds like the studio as long as it is not weird or sound to fake like it does not feel like its coming from the stage like its so obvious that the mix is  way off.

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Re: Images and Words Concert Length
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 02:30:14 PM »
It seems they adopted a uniform setlist for this tour because their schedule is so tight there's just no room for rehearsals. They have to perform like 5 venues in Japan alone.

These Dreamtheater guys are a beast they are in their 50s but are so active. I don't think I can handle that kind of schedule I will break.
DT's had exclusively uniform setlists since 2014. They have also employed a great deal of digital assistance (metronomes, pre-recorded backing tracks) since then.
Also, there's nothing unusually strenuous about playing 5 shows in Japan. Japan is big. They should have spaced out the shows more in terms of time (LaBrie is not doing well), but there's no other reason for this tour to be harder on them than any recent tour.

Anyways, after MM joined, there was a small amount of setlist variation, but not much. There was a bit less after the 2011 European leg, and then none by 2014. It has nothing to do with the difficulty of their tour.

Oh I see, I guess they just want to stream line it.

About the digital assistance and backing track, I haven't notice that much provided that I haven't seen a lot of DT concerts so I will ask you did those pre recorded backing tracks help the quality of the concert or it kinda made it sound off like sounded more fake or to contrive?
It's a matter of taste, mostly. For the most part it makes it sound much more like the album. From time to time it comes across as pretty damn fake, but that's infrequent. Myself, I got to see live shows because I like a live sound and a some spontaneity, so I consider it a big disappointment, but there are plenty of others who really prefer the new format. Like I said, personal preference.

Its fine with me if it sounds like the studio as long as it is not weird or sound to fake like it does not feel like its coming from the stage like its so obvious that the mix is  way off.
There were a couple of times during TA where the canned vocals were up front and JLB was singing backup which were pretty distracting (and unnecessary). You'd hear his voice while he's just standing there waiting for his time to join in. Other than that it never sounded bad or off.
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