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What style of tour would you prefer DT to support the new album with?

"Evening With" format; no support, 2 sets + encore
51 (73.9%)
"Progressive Nation" revival; 4 acts coming from all realms of PROG
2 (2.9%)
"Dreamsonic" sequel; 3-4 acts, focusing on DJENT
0 (0%)
Standard tour, 1 opener, Longer DT set (but not 2)
16 (23.2%)
Something else (post away!)
0 (0%)

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DT Tour Wish Thread
« on: February 19, 2024, 10:22:05 AM »
Hey folks, time for another TheHoveringSojourn808 mega thread

In today's thread, we're going to be discussing how we want the tour that will inevitably accompany the new DT with Mike Porntoy to go

For myself, being a big prog fan, I'd love it if they revived Progressive Nation. Was also fond of that format, saw both of the original runs back in the day, and would love to see it make a return. This would be my ideal PN2024/2025 lineup:

Dream Theater (of course, playing either the new album in full or half of the new album + fan favorites like Disappear and Space-Dyed Vest)
Haken (Maybe the most controversial pick, but I do like Haken quite a bit [but not their V albums. You know what they say: If you stay away from the V, with Haken you shall be])
Moon Safari (One of today's best prog bands, no brainer for them to be included here)
Beardfish (They have recently, reunited, maybe they'll have a new album and can take up the opening slot they unfortunately missed back in 2009)


What about you all, excited to dive into other's ideas!!  :corn
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2024, 10:37:54 AM »
I am all about the "Evening With" format.  In fact, not just for DT, but for every band I see in concert.
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2024, 10:40:50 AM »
i hypothesize most people will agree with you, especially considering the reunion. for me i like how prog nation introduced me to some cool bands and it gives smaller bands a chance to get a real crowd

edit: my zappa fixation started at prog nation 09 :metal
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2024, 10:44:20 AM »
Oh man, bringing back Progressive Nation with Mike Portnoy and DT headlining would be epic! Love your picks, but let's mix it up a bit with some of my faves:

Frost*: These guys have a sound that's out of this world. Their live performances? Absolutely electrifying. They'd be a blast on the PN stage.

Big Big Train: A prog band that deserves the attention. Their storytelling through music is just mesmerizing, perfect for a night of prog entertainment.

Thank You Scientist: Talk about a band that knows how to mix it up. Their blend of prog, rock, and a dash of the unexpected makes for an incredible live show. You never know what you're gonna get, but it's always amazing.

Riverside: These guys bring the mood and atmosphere. Their sound has this deep, emotional pull that's just captivating.

Throwing these into the mix with DT would make for an unforgettable night.

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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 10:45:30 AM »
thanks. i've never heard of Big Bad Train but the other three are some of my favorites!!

gotta check out the BBT next 👀
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 10:55:15 AM »
I'm all still for an evening with summer reunion tour BEFORE the next album cycle tour.

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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2024, 10:56:11 AM »
I don't like opening acts at anything, ever, so evening with for me.

Though, I realize that's getting harder as the guys age, so I'd be cool with three hours of DT and friends. If they want to incorporate stuff from side projects as part of those three hours to give some guys breaks throughout the night, I'm fine with that.

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2024, 10:56:27 AM »
I am all about the "Evening With" format.  In fact, not just for DT, but for every band I see in concert.
Oh, I'm all in on the "Evening With" shows, especially when it comes to bands like Dream Theater. But, to be real, I don't see it happening anymore considering James' intense vocal demands. Pulling off those marathon shows night after night is a tall order I'd imagine, regardless of set list.

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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2024, 10:58:06 AM »
I'm all still for an evening with summer reunion tour BEFORE the next album cycle tour.

all for this too! then a prog nation to support the new album!
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2024, 11:10:31 AM »
Given their age(s) and JLB's admission of limitations,  I would love a co- headlining tour witn another band that has a strong following and drawing power. Getting butts in the seats is not an easy task these days. Some possible options; Black Label Society. Alter Bridge, WVH, Maiden(dreaming), A7X.

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2024, 11:14:42 AM »
An Evening With. DT doesn't have that many years left.  I am not interested in another band taking away from hearing DT's music.

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2024, 11:17:49 AM »
I'm all still for an evening with summer reunion tour BEFORE the next album cycle tour.

all for this too! then a prog nation to support the new album!

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2024, 11:25:46 AM »
I think you've got to do the big evening with for the first tour. After that you can go back to prognation, but for the others too much lost time to make up for.

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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2024, 12:05:11 PM »
An Evening With. DT doesn't have that many years left.  I am not interested in another band taking away from hearing DT's music.

This was precisely my thought!

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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2024, 12:40:30 PM »
"Dreamscone" sequel

Dreamscone??


I was going to say that I don't care to any other band on the bill, but that's not entirely true.  The problem is that, other than when they toured with Fates Warning, I've yet to see a DT show with an opener that I liked.  Honestly, I can probably count on two hands (and still have fingers left over) the number of times I've truly enjoyed an opening act, so I say bring back the "evening with" format.
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2024, 12:44:21 PM »
"Dreamscone" sequel

Dreamscone??


I was going to say that I don't care to any other band on the bill, but that's not entirely true.  The problem is that, other than when they toured with Fates Warning, I've yet to see a DT show with an opener that I liked.  Honestly, I can probably count on two hands (and still have fingers left over) the number of times I've truly enjoyed an opening act, so I say bring back the "evening with" format.

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2024, 12:57:44 PM »
I selfishly picked Evening With, but given their age, I'm fine with a standard tour; an opening act and two hours (and a little something more maybe) of DT extravaganza  :metal

James can "survive" a three hours show, they just have to space better the songs; put an instrumental in each set, have an acoustic interlude....
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2024, 02:01:36 PM »
Given their age(s) and JLB's admission of limitations,  I would love a co- headlining tour witn another band that has a strong following and drawing power. Getting butts in the seats is not an easy task these days. Some possible options; Black Label Society. Alter Bridge, WVH, Maiden(dreaming), A7X.
I agree about a co- headlining tour. I would think bands like Nightwish, Symphony X, Testament etc would be a more likely fit. 🤔
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2024, 02:09:39 PM »
maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2024, 02:39:17 PM »
Given their age(s) and JLB's admission of limitations,  I would love a co- headlining tour witn another band that has a strong following and drawing power. Getting butts in the seats is not an easy task these days. Some possible options; Black Label Society. Alter Bridge, WVH, Maiden(dreaming), A7X.
I agree about a co- headlining tour. I would think bands like Nightwish, Symphony X, Testament etc would be a more likely fit. 🤔

maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce

 :omg:  :o  Testament and Dragonforce are two of my favorite bands!!! 😍 😍 😭

Also I would add Firewind to this list!

Ok now THIS would be the ultimate event! ✨✨✨
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2024, 03:36:38 PM »
June-aug U.S. REUNION "Evening With" tour (3 legs).
October/November album release
Jan-mar Euro/UK album tour w/ special guest:Temic
April-May Asia/Australian album tour
July-Aug Euro summer festival tour
Sept-Nov N.A. album tour w/ special guest: Temic
2026: 40th "ish" anniversary world tour
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2024, 03:42:41 PM »
June-aug U.S. REUNION "Evening With" tour (3 legs).
October/November album release
Jan-mar Euro/UK album tour w/ special guest:Temic
April-May Asia/Australian album tour
July-Aug Euro summer festival tour
Sept-Nov N.A. album tour w/ special guest: Temic
2025: 40th anniversary world tour

That would work fine if we were in 2023  ;D
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Fixed lol

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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2024, 04:19:52 PM »
June-aug U.S. REUNION "Evening With" tour (3 legs).
October/November album release
Jan-mar Euro/UK album tour w/ special guest:Temic
April-May Asia/Australian album tour
July-Aug Euro summer festival tour
Sept-Nov N.A. album tour w/ special guest: Temic
2026: 40th "ish" anniversary world tour
Don't think that's the most likely scenario. I would imagine, based on past history, that it might be something more akin to this:

summer 2024 - warm up tour through Europe with a mix of festival gigs and headliners with various openers
September 2024 - album release
October-November 2024 - North American run (either headliner with single opener or Evening With)
January-February 2024 - European run (same as North American run)
March or April 2025 - Asian/Australian run (same as North American run)
April or May 2025 - South American run (same as North American run)
June-July 2025 - possible North American Progressive Nation package or no second run through North America
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October-November 2025 - European Evening With run (40th anniversary)
January 2026 - Asian/Australian Evening With run (40th anniversary)
February 2026 - South American Evening With run (40th anniversary)
March-April 2026 - North American Evening With run (40th anniversary)

Then again, it is true that they like to shake things up, so anything is possible. But I do think the above (or something similar) is probably the route they'll take.
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2024, 04:29:23 PM »
Would just prefer evening with...unless it's going to be one of two or three other bands I like. I didn't care for the opener to the View tour so would happily take more DT.
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2024, 08:33:57 AM »
maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce
Nothing against Dragonforce, but I wouldn't want a co-headline show at all.
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2024, 11:27:19 AM »
maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce
Nothing against Dragonforce, but I wouldn't want a co-headline show at all.

Honestly DT co-headlining with Firewind would be my ultimate dream come true ✨💖
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Re: DT Tour Wish Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2024, 11:30:36 AM »
maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce
Nothing against Dragonforce, but I wouldn't want a co-headline show at all.

I'd prefer a full DT headline but if it can get them to Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, The Las Vegas Sphere, and beyond, I think a co-headline might help
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2024, 12:43:46 PM »
maybe a co-headlining tour with Dragonforce
Nothing against Dragonforce, but I wouldn't want a co-headline show at all.

I'd prefer a full DT headline but if it can get them to Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, The Las Vegas Sphere, and beyond, I think a co-headline might help
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2024, 12:54:38 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2024, 12:57:07 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
So would I.  I would make that trip.

That's a glorious venue.
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2024, 01:09:56 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
So would I.  I would make that trip.

That's a glorious venue.

i'll smoke you out on the rocks while DT plays ACoS in its entirety
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2024, 01:14:17 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
So would I.  I would make that trip.

That's a glorious venue.

i'll smoke you out on the rocks while DT plays ACoS in its entirety

Red Rocks is a total bucket list venue. I grew up about 5 miles from Red Rocks and have never been to a concert there!   ??? ...But partying there is another story altogether ;D

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2024, 01:18:47 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
So would I.  I would make that trip.

That's a glorious venue.

i'll smoke you out on the rocks while DT plays ACoS in its entirety

Red Rocks is a total bucket list venue. I grew up about 5 miles from Red Rocks and have never been to a concert there!   ??? ...But partying there is another story altogether ;D

you should definitely try to get to a show, they definitely have stuff other than jam bands and EDM there, just gotta keep your eyes open! lol i try to go at least once a year, hitting up King Gizzard there this year
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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2024, 01:34:38 PM »
Barring a MASSIVE change in the public's listening appetite, Dream Theater will never headline at MSG or the Sphere, co-headline or not.

Maybe Red Rocks. That would be cool.

I'd be there!
So would I.  I would make that trip.

That's a glorious venue.

i'll smoke you out on the rocks while DT plays ACoS in its entirety
Sounds like a plan.
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