An Exclusive Look into The Band’s Search for a New Drummer

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Weymolith

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2011

An Exclusive Look into The Band's Search for a New Drummer

New York, NY: A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoy's 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 world's greatest drummers, learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummer's incredible chops with the band's 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. "The departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow," says guitarist John Petrucci. "The fact that as a result of that event we'd be introduced to seven infinitely capable and uniquely talented drummers was heartening."

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 Theater's Facebook page (https://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 band's new lineup will be made.  Also on Facebook, fans will be able to find out information about the band's upcoming 2011 World Tour.

jonny108


Perpetual Change

So, wait. We're just finding out when and how on Friday, not who?

Raziel666


Dr. DTVT

At least we'll know when and can stop the pointless and annoying speculation.

chrisbDTM


Global Laziness

Quote from: chrisbDTM on April 18, 2011, 08:07:53 AM
can facebook crash? let's see!

It absolutely can but it wouldn't happen from a group of Dream Theater fans.

chrisbDTM

Quote from: Global Laziness on April 18, 2011, 08:09:43 AM
Quote from: chrisbDTM on April 18, 2011, 08:07:53 AM
can facebook crash? let's see!

It absolutely can but it wouldn't happen from a group of Dream Theater fans.

joke

but i guess this means the other 6 drummers are ok with letting everyone know they didnt make it. this is interesting. things are happening!

Raziel666


Perpetual Change

Here's to hoping they don't play out announcing the drummer through like a mini-reality tv show or something.

jonny108


FretMuppet


Raziel666

Quote from: jonny108 on April 18, 2011, 08:13:46 AM
Also, 11AM in which time zone?

+1 about the time zone!

Also, for the other 6 drummers having their footage used: I guess they signed prior to the audition a contract that would allow DT to use the audition in whichever way they wanted.


Aniland

And there it is. Wow. It's finally coming.

And it looks like they're revealing it in a very cool way. Props guys. :)

Mladen


Volk9

Cool. I was actually more interested in the auditions and the process rather than who they picked.

Writer


Aniland

QuoteThe reason we were referring to, about how you will understand why we couldn't tell you, is because we didn't want Mike to have a sour birthday.

antigoon

An announcement of an announcement of when the announcement is going to be. That really just seems fitting at this point :lol

Aniland

Although the fact that there's an exact date TO the announcement of the annoucement... nice. :)

Raziel666

Quote from: Aniland on April 18, 2011, 08:32:45 AM
QuoteThe reason we were referring to, about how you will understand why we couldn't tell you, is because we didn't want Mike to have a sour birthday.

Awesome! :rollin :rollin

DreamerTV


yeshaberto


pogoowner

I wish I could say I expected to find out the identity of the new drummer on that date.

But at least it's something.

Aniland

Quote from: DreamerTV on April 18, 2011, 08:35:38 AM
In 5 minutes they gained more than 150 like on FB.

The sad thing is, Ray William Johnson literally makes about 2000 likes in ten seconds. I've seen it happen.

jdprsaga

So what is the mailing list we need to subscribe to? I'm too nervous that i'm going to miss something :S !!!!

nikatapi

I hate that i need to have a facebook account to be a part of this. :tdwn

Aniland

Quote from: jdprsaga on April 18, 2011, 08:50:08 AM
So what is the mailing list we need to subscribe to? I'm too nervous that i'm going to miss something :S !!!!

Read the article, brah.

jdprsaga

Quote from: Aniland on April 18, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
Quote from: jdprsaga on April 18, 2011, 08:50:08 AM
So what is the mailing list we need to subscribe to? I'm too nervous that i'm going to miss something :S !!!!

Read the article, brah.

Yeah, it says, subscribe to the mailling list in DT's facebook, there is no mailling list on DT's facebook or at least it doesn't show one to me.. so that's why i'm asking

robwebster

Thank fuck!

Am I the only one who thinks this looks like it's going to be a sort of behind the scenes series of videos? I was pretty sure I heard the band saying they were filming the audition tapes for future use. I'd seen people challenged on it, and thought "no, I'm pretty sure they're right," but I couldn't quite remember. This looks like that use.

If they are doing it as a series of videos (and they might not be, I might be looking way too far into it - I'm full of coffee, not in a "rational reading comprehension" kinda mode) that's one hell of a good way to announce it. Shame it's taken so long, but this looks like it's going to be a pretty cool way to announce it.

Quote from: jdprsaga on April 18, 2011, 08:59:59 AM
Quote from: Aniland on April 18, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
Quote from: jdprsaga on April 18, 2011, 08:50:08 AM
So what is the mailing list we need to subscribe to? I'm too nervous that i'm going to miss something :S !!!!

Read the article, brah.

Yeah, it says, subscribe to the mailling list in DT's facebook, there is no mailling list on DT's facebook or at least it doesn't show one to me.. so that's why i'm asking
I think the idea is that you register for the mailing list on Thursday.

TAC

Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

Cool Chris

Quote from: nikatapi on April 18, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
I hate that i need to have a facebook account to be a part of this. :tdwn

If that is true, that is indeed very annoying. Good thing I know my wife's facebook username/password.

tri.ad


DarkLord_Lalinc