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Dream Theater Complete Two-Night DVD Shoot in Buenos Aires

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Dream Theater have done their part, and will now wait for the editors to complete their work on a new upcoming live DVD that’s expected to arrive in 2013. The group played Buenos Aires, Argentina last Sunday and Monday (Aug. 19 and 20) at Estadio Luna Park to provide the basis for the upcoming release.

 

Speaking in an interview about the shows with their label Roadrunner Records, guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess raved about their experience working in a string quartet for the performances. Rudess says he discovered Turkish musician Eren Basburg online, and began coming up with the idea for an orchestral part for his keyboards before reaching out to Basburg to fill out the arrangement. The group performed the tracks ‘Beneath the Surface,’ ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘The Silent Man,’ and ‘Wait for Sleep’ with the help of the extra musicians.

Petrucci adds, “We played through each song with them a couple of times at soundcheck. We probably spent about an hour in total making sure they were comfortable and that they knew certain cues.” The guitarist says that there wasn’t much change needed on their part. He reveals, “We played the songs just as we have been and they followed us. On ‘Beneath the Surface’ and ‘Far From Heaven,’ they basically played the arrangements that are on the album. Original arrangements were created for ‘The Silent Man’ and ‘Wait for Sleep.”

In addition to the string quartet, there was certainly plenty of spotlight to go around in the band’s shows. ‘Surrounded’ provided Rudess with a keyboard solo, while Petrucci got to show off his skills with a solo on ‘The Spirit Carries On.’

At present, there is no timetable on when the DVD will be turned around for viewers. Stay tuned for more info as the project comes together.

Dream Theater August 19, 2012 Set List

1. Bridges In The Sky
2. 6:00
3. The Dark Eternal Night
4. This Is the Life
5. The Root of All Evil
6. Lost Not Forgotten
7. Drum Solo
8. A Fortune in Lies
9. The Silent Man (with a string quartet)
10. Beneath the Surface (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess’ keyboard solo)
13. On the Backs of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci’s guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions
18. Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper

Dream Theater August 20, 2012 Set List

1. Bridges in the Sky
2. These Walls
3. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
4. This Is the Life
5. Caught in a Web
6. Lost Not Forgotten
7. Drum Solo
8. A Fortune in Lies
9. Wait for Sleep (with a string quartet)
10. Far From Heaven (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess’ keyboard solo)
13. On the Backs of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci’s guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions
18. Pull Me Under

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