Dream Theater takes Istanbul stage again
Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park will once again host Dream Theater after five years. the band will come Istanbul as part of ‘A Long Ride for the Ride’ tour.Progressive rock band Dream Theater will be performing at Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park as part of its tour titled “A Long Ride for the Ride,” and will be the group’s second appearance at the same venue in the past five years.
The band was formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they were attending Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of college in order to concentrate on the band and enhance their music careers, finally changing their name to Dream Theater.
Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 2010 when Portnoy left the band. After holding numerous auditions it was announced on April 29, 2011, that Portnoy would be replaced by Mike Mangini as the new drummer.
Dream Theater is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards.
The band’s top-selling album is the gold certified “Images and Words” from 1992, which reached No. 61 on the Billboard 200 chart. The group’s seventh studio album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events,” was released on Sept. 13, 2011, which was Dream Theater’s first album since Portnoy’s departure.
On Nov. 30, 2011, the album’s lead single, “On the Backs of Angels,” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category, marking the band’s first ever Grammy nomination. Dream Theater’s self-titled 12th studio album was released on Sept. 23, 2013, and sold around 34,000 copies in the first week and landed at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, one position higher than “A Dramatic Turn of Events.”
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