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Experience the Legend That Is Dream Theater

The legion of fiercely devoted Dream Theater diehards around the world expect nothing less than a smart, fully immersive, experiential journey through otherworldly soundscapes from each and every live performance, full-length album, and song. Rightfully so, given the band's three decades of continually redefining the parameters of hard rock and progressive heavy metal, overcoming obstacles, surpassing critical expectations, and resisting the incessant winds of industry uncertainty. Staying an exciting course in a sea littered with also-rans, pretenders, and opportunists, Dream Theater's body of work endures with singular triumph. Dream Theater's fans expect the best, always, and they welcome progression, change, and the pursuit of creative muses in equal measure.

It's this tireless devotion that's allowed cofounders John Petrucci (guitar) and John Myung (bass), enduring cornerstones LaBrie (vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keys), and five-years-deep Mike Mangini (drums) to build a liberating creative environment where they seamlessly transition from the Rush-meets-Metallica shred of early '90s MTV hit "Pull Me Under," to the Pink Floyd infused atmosphere of "Peruvian Skies," to the 20 minute epic "The Count of Tuscany," with some of their most inspired work erupting in just the past few years across modern, legacy-cementing platters A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011) and Dream Theater (2013). A sprawling, densely rich, fully realized world awaits within the band's grandest concept album and most creatively courageous statement, The Astonishing. It's a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It's a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity. The Astonishing launches a brand new fantasy mythology,

The Hunger Games buttressed against Game of Thrones, with an infusion of Escape from New York, all through the unique prism of Dream Theater. The new mythology was conceptualized and meticulously forged by Petrucci. As Petrucci points out, The Astonishing is the culmination of everything that's come before and the arrival of the purest, most complete realization of Dream Theater imaginable. The experimentation with form, structure, length; orchestration; with epic storytelling; everything Dream Theater has done since the group began finds its ultimate fulfillment here. As songwriters, as performers, as a collective unit, Dream Theater is now the definition of fully realized potential.

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Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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