Dream Theater announces live ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall’ project

Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans Dream Theater have announced the release of Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From the Boston Opera House), a live Blu-ray/DVD set of the band’s one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25th. Produced by the band’s own John Petrucci, filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From the Boston Opera House) is over two hours in length, capturing the special evening, which featured guest performances from The Berklee College of Music Orchestra and Choir. Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From the Boston Opera House) arrives September 30th.

The collection will be available in multiple configurations including Blu-ray, a 2 DVD set, and a web store deluxe exclusive Blu-ray/3 CD set with poster, all currently available for pre-order via the Roadrunner Records web store. Furthermore, Dream Theater have premiered a video of “The Looking Glass” (Live) taken from Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From the Boston Opera House) which can be viewed below. All pre-orders for the webstore exclusive will receive an instant download “The Looking Glass” (Live).

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci commented on the special event saying, “In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of Dream Theater’s origins and ties with Berklee. With John and I both being alumni and Mike having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated.”

He continued, “All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Başbuğ orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity. Dream Theater has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our ‘Along For The Ride’ world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video. Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30 year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release this fall and really hope that everyone enjoys it!”

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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