Dec 10th - 2014
Dimarzio Signature Clip-lock strap
DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of a signature ClipLock® Quick Release Guitar Strap specially designed for and with John Petrucci, Dream Theater guitarist extraordinaire and esteemed DiMarzio endorser.
John Petrucci is a longtime user of our ClipLock® Quick Release Guitar Straps, and we are delighted to release a ClipLock® Guitar Strap made to John’s custom specifications. The John Petrucci ClipLock® Guitar Strap is 2-inch black nylon and features John’s JP shield logo in gray and black stitched to the lower front portion, just above the heavy- duty clip and bushing that attaches to your guitar. The strap is available with either blue or red topstitching. For more info, visit Dimarzio.com.
Nov 5th - 2014
Precious metal Majesty
John is very excited about these brand new Ernie Ball MUSIC MAN Guitars & Basses precious metal 'Majesty' colors coming soon...
For more details, visit Music-man.com. Click on the image below for a larger version.
Aug 5th - 2014
There's an excellent, in depth interview by the fine fellows at Guitar Interactive.
To read the interview, visit HERE.
Mar 18th - 2014
Guitar Center clinics
John will be doing a series of clinics around the country in April for Guitar Center. Click HERE to view the locations and times on the Clinics page.
Feb 3rd - 2014
New Dream Theater video
The new Dream Theater video for "The Looking Glass" has been released. Check it out HERE on blabbermouth.com!
Dec. 20th - 2013
Guitar World Interview
John discusses DT's Along For the Ride tour and DT's grammy nomination. Click here - GUITAR WORLD to read the full interview.
Dec. 18th - 2013
Best albums of 2013
Guitar World gave Dream Theater the #2 spot on their list of the best albums of 2013. Click here - GUITAR WORLD to read the story and view their list.
Nov. 13th - 2013
Dimarzio pickups giveaway
To celebrate the spirit of giving this month, John is giving away three sets of his new DiMarzio "Illuminator" pickups! To win, just like his Facebook page or leave a comment under the post regarding the giveaway. Click here - JP on Facebook.
Oct. 15th - 2013
John interviewed by Roadrunner
A new podcast interview with John was done with Roadrunner and is now posted for your enjoyment HERE.
Oct. 9th - 2013
Check out a guitar lesson on Guitar World's site as John discusses repetitive fretboard shapes HERE.
Oct. 1st - 2013
John unveils the Dream Theater Box Set
Watch as John opens the box set of the new Dream Theater album and describes the included items in detail.
Sept 15th - 2013
Newly designed pickups from Dimarzio
The Illuminator JP signature pickups have been developed for John by Dimarzio. Read more about it HERE on Guitarworld.com.
Sept 15th - 2013
In A new interview, John talks with Grammy.com about the new DT album
Read the interview HERE on Grammy.com.
Sept 12th - 2013
John will be on the cover of the Nov. Guitar World.
Check out this preview HERE.
Sept 9th - 2013
Listen to "Along for the Ride" from the upcoming DT album!
Click HERE to listen.
Aug 6th - 2013
Preorder the new DT at the below links!
Dream Theater Limited Edition Collector's Box Set
Dream Theater 12" Vinyl
Dream Theater Deluxe Edition CD
Dream Theater Standard CD Album
Dream Theater on iTunes
Aug 6th - 2013
The Enemy Inside lyric video released - preview this new track from DT's upcoming album!
July 23 - 2013
Dream Theater studio album update number 3
July 16 - 2013
Dream Theater studio album update number 2
July 9 - 2013
Dream Theater album cover and tracklist
Dream Theater’s self-titled album – the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records – will be released September 24, and now you can check out the cover art and see the track listing below!
Says guitarist John Petrucci about Dream Theater, “I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with guitarist Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.
In January, Petrucci said of Mangini’s work, “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”
The track listing for Dream Theater is as follows:
1. FALSE AWAKENING SUITE
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream
2. THE ENEMY INSIDE
3. THE LOOKING GLASS
4. ENIGMA MACHINE
5. THE BIGGER PICTURE
6. BEHIND THE VEIL
7. SURRENDER TO REASON
8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE
9. ILLUMINATION THEORY
i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
ii. Live, Die, Kill
iii. The Embracing Circle
iv. The Pursuit of Truth
v. Surrender, Trust & Passion
Dream Theater will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 gram double LP, and a limited edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.
Dream Theater will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.
June 6 - 2013
New Dream Theater album out on Sept 24th
Roadrunner Records has announced the eagerly anticipated new album from the legendary Dream Theater. “DREAM THEATER” – the first self-titled collection in the GRAMMY®-nominated band’s nearly three decade career – arrives at last on September 24th.
“DREAM THEATER” was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing. The album marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous band, their first to have been written and recorded with drummer Mike Mangini wholly integrated into the creative process from the start.
“I see every new album as an opportunity to start over,” says Petrucci. “To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about ‘DREAM THEATER’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
“DREAM THEATER” will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 Gram Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set. Pre-orders are scheduled to get underway sometime in July at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.
“DREAM THEATER” follows 2011’s acclaimed “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.” That album – highlighted by “On The Backs Of Angels,” which earned the iconic band its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category) – proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”
Furthermore, the special edition CD/DVD set of “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” included “The Spirit Carries On” – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s drummer auditions, which resulted in the addition of the gifted Mangini. The challenge spurred Dream Theater to extraordinary artistic heights on “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” and the epic world tour that followed. Long known as one of hard rock’s most powerful live acts, the recalibrated band hit the road hard in celebration of the acclaimed album, a 15-month trek which saw sold out headline shows in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America.
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard rock giants. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All time.”
Since uniting with Roadrunner in 2007, Dream Theater has unleashed a series of remarkable albums, each work revealing stunning new musical facets and creative avenues. 2009’s “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS” proved a milestone, debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200 – the band’s highest album chart debut to date.
Dream Theater will tour in support of “DREAM THEATER” – full details will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.
May 30 - 2013
Live at Luna Park DVD Press Release
Dream Theater began their mammoth “A Dramatic Tour Of Events” world trekin July 2011 with the final leg in South America taking place in August 2012. It was here at the Luna Park Arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina that they decided to film the two nights. Those two shows will encompass Live At Luna Park, a very special DVD to be released this fall via Eagle Rock Entertainment
Due to extenuating circumstances, the release date for Live At Luna Park has been pushed back from its originally scheduled Spring release. In an effort to make this project as special as possible, and deliver the ultimate live experience for Dream Theater fans, these delays proved necessary. It will be abundantly clear why the extra time was needed come November.
Live At Luna Park contains the 160-minute main show accompanied by a wealth of bonus material. All tracks from their A Dramatic Turn Of Events album are included, in either the main show or the bonus features. This title features many of Dream Theater’s classic tracks including: “Metropolis Pt. 1”, “The Silent Man”, “Pull Me Under”, “The Root Of All Evil”, “The Test That Stumped Them All”, “The Spirit Carries On” and the recent “On The Backs Of Angels”.
Live At Luna Park is available in North America November 5th as Blu-Ray, 2DVD, 2DVD + 3CD, Blu-Ray + 3CD, Deluxe Edition with 40 page Book, Blu-Ray + 2DVD + 3CD, Digital Video via I-Tunes.
Feb 2nd - 2013
DREAM THEATER RELEASES TRAILER FOR NEW DVD, BLU-RAY, CD
Live from Luna Park
New York, NY—Live At Luna Park, a live concert captured on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, 2DVD/3CD, Blu-ray/3CD, and a deluxe edition (2DVD/Blu-ray/3CD), will drop in May 2013. To whet the appetite of their fans, Dream Theater have released this trailer:
Live At Luna Park was filmed over two nights in South America – home to one of Dream Theater’s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.
“This is without a doubt the closest a viewer at home will come to experiencing a live Dream Theater concert,” states guitarist and founding member John Petrucci. “Between the hi-def and 3D video, the huge audio mix and the documentary style behind the scenes footage, you are truly transported to the arena and completely immersed in the entire live experience.”
“We have the greatest fans on the planet and the people of Argentina are no exception!” adds Petrucci. “The energy and vibe at Luna Park was truly electric and contagious. The perfect synergy between band and audience. We are immensely proud of this DVD and incredibly excited to share it with everyone!”
Feb 1st - 2013
New JP13 from Music Man
Music Man has released the newest John Petrucci signature model, the JP13. Check out the video below where John describes what is new on this model.
Nov 10th - 2012
Guitar World discusses JP Signature Pick
Guitar World runs a story on the newly released John Petrucci signature guitar pick. Click on the image below to be taken to the story on Guitar World's site.
Oct 1st - 2012
JP Signature Pick
The much anticipated signature John Petrucci Jazz III pick by Dunlop is now shipping! Learn more by clicking this link:
JP Signature Pick by Dunlop
Sept 19th - 2012
TC Electronics TonePrints
TC Electronic launched a pack of TonePrints, centered around Shredders. It's pretty cool, check it out by clicking HERE. You can even win three pedals signed by Steve Morse & John Petrucci!
Sept 5th - 2012
Win a Master Class with John!
Win the chance to meet John at the Music Man factory for a private masterclass, and the opportunity to build your own Music Man guitar!
Aug 19th - 2012
G3 South American VIP packages
Would you like to meet John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, and Steve Morse? Make the opportunity of a lifetime happen! Click on the image below to purchase a VIP package now.
Aug 6th - 2012
G3 South American tour dates
More tour dates for the South American G3 tour have been announced. Click HERE to view them!
August 4th - 2012
Rock Discipline from Alfred Music
Alfred Music Publishing released a nice promotional video of John's popular Rock Discipline Video. Check it out on Youtube.
If you would like to purchase this video, click HERE to be taken to Amazon.com where it's available.
July 28th - 2012
Dream Theater wins Rolling Stone poll
Rolling Stone recently held a readers' poll to determine the 10 greatest prog albums of all time. DT came out on top! Read about it on the Rolling Stone website.
July 24th - 2012
TC Electronic Dreamscape video
Below you will find a Guitar Center video about the new TC Electronic John Petrucci signature Dreamscape pedal. This video is John explaining and demonstrating what the pedal can do. Enjoy!
July 24th - 2012
Guitar World reviews Dreamscape pedal
Guitar World recently reviewed John's new TC Electronic Dreamscape pedal. You can visit GUITAR WORLD to watch their video review of the pedal.
July 6th - 2012
Prog Rock Magazine nomination
John Petrucci of DREAM THEATER has been nominated in the “Virtuoso” category for the first ever Prog Awards. The Prog Awards was established by Prog Rock Magazine and will take place in London on September 5. The Virtuoso award goes to the “cream of the 2012 prog crop chop-wise” and will be chosen by a carefully selected council. "I am elated and thrilled to be recognized for my work,” says John, adding that “everyone in Dream Theater is excited by the launch of the first Prog Awards. All the musicians who keep it progressive have to fight harder for attention, and this will honor their work while raising the level of awareness of music that is truly guided by the spirit of adventure. As always, we thank the fans who have joined us on this ride."
June 17th - 2012
Dream Theater's John Petrucci: the 11 greatest prog-rock albums of all time
Check out this article where John discusses some of his favorite albums with Music Radar. Click HERE to read it.
June 17th - 2012
John Petrucci Mesa Boogie Meet n Greet
July 7th at Music Makers
517-B S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
June 11th - 2012
Sterling by Music Man Giveaway
VIP Nation & Sterling by Music Man have teamed up to give away a Sterling by Music Man John Petrucci JP100-3TS guitar (signed by John), gig bag & more!
Enter now at http://on.fb.me/JohnPetrucciGuitarGiveaway
Summer 2012 VIP Packages on-sale now at http://bit.ly/DreamTheaterVIP
*VIP sales close 10 days prior to show
June 9th - 2012
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF THEIR GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’
DREAM THEATER have announced they will extend their world tour by continuing on to South America after the second leg of North American dates wrap in Chester, PA on July 21. The South American run, in support of their Grammy-nominated and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner) will launch in Guatemala City, Guatemala on August 8 and will include stops in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
The tour will conclude September 1 at the Ulysses Guimaraes in Brasilia, Brazil, almost a full year after the progressive hard rock icons first went on the road in support of the new album. It will also give the band--James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums)--a special chance to play Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica for the first time in their career.
Tickets, Meet & Greet and VIP packages are available now for the North American tour which launches June 15 in Rochester, NY. Please visit http://vipnation.com for details.
May 30th - 2012
John Petrucci Meet-n-greet - Rochester
John will be holding a meet-n-greet session on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 1 to 3pm. The location is:
House of Guitars
645 Titus Avenue
Rochester NY 14617
585 544 3500
May 12th - 2012
Dream Theater Launch Fan-Driven Contest for "Lost Not Forgotten" Video
Calling all Dream Theater fans. Dream Theater want you to be a part of their expansive and extensive history by creating a piece of art that will be showcased to fellow Dream Theater fans across the world on their upcoming tour. If you want to be woven into the fabric of the band's upcoming tour, then here's your chance.
The band is launching a contest on May 9 that runs through May 31, where fans can submit a video response to the song "Lost But Not Forgotten" from A Dramatic Turn of Events on Dream Theater's YouTube page. The winning video will be selected on June 4. It will then be projected on screens on the stage while the band performs the song on its summer tour. That's what we call a grand prize and a fan dream come true! The video will be a part of the band's visual and live history.
Dream Theater have offered the following message to potential entrants. Click HERE to view John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess detail the contest.
May 10th - 2012
Sterling by Musicman
Sterling by Musicman has introduced a sunburst finish for the John Petrucci Signature Model. To read more about this, visit Guitar World by clicking HERE.
May 7th - 2012
G3 Bandmates for South America
As announced by John on his Facebook and Twitter feeds, "I'm really looking forward to G3 in South America this October and I'm thrilled to announce that Mike Mangini and Dave LaRue will be joining me!"
April 21st - 2012
G3 South American tour dates
Time For Fun announces G3 shows in Brazil; Guitar trio formed by Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Steve Morse. Performances take place in October in Rio de Janeiro, on the 11th and in Sao Paulo, on the 12th Additional dates to be announced. Click HERE to view the tour dates.
April 15th - 2012
Dream Theater N. American tour dates
Dream Theater has released the latest tour dates for North America during the summer of 2012. Click HERE to view them all.
Mar 28th - 2012
John Petrucci in store with TC Electronics
Make sure you see John in his appearances to introduce the new Dreamscape chorus pedal from TC Electronics.
Mar 20th - 2012
John Petrucci voted Best Guitarist
John was voted Best Guitarist in Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine's 2011 readers poll. Thanks so much to all of you who helped make this happen!
March 15th - 2012
"The Dreamscape" chorus pedal
John will be visiting three Guitar Center stores in New York (March 30th), Chicago (March 31st) and San Francisco (April 1st), introducing his new signature chorus pedal from tc electronic, "The Dreamscape". You can pre-order The Dreamscape from guitarcenter.com from this direct link HERE and pick it up in one of the three stores mentioned above from March 16th, or have it shipped to your door. If you are a die-hard Petrucci fan, picking up The Dreamscape at one of the three exclusive Guitar Center locations the day John is visiting is a must!
You can read TC Electronics press release about these events HERE.
Click HERE for the exact locations and times John will be at the Guitar Center.
Feb 8th - 2012
The new JP12 from Music Man.
John's latest signature model is now available for ordering. Visit Music Man's website HERE to see all the specs on this beautiful new guitar!
Feb 1st - 2012
There is a new John Petrucci signature pedal from TC Electronics being released. Visit their site HERE for the detailed info.
Jan. 25th - 2012
John will be doing some Mesa Boogie in store signings. The times and locations are:
Norway Jan 26:
4Sound Schous Plass
Denmark Jan 27:
Jan. 17th - 2012
Some new videos from JP and Matt from Trivium discussing guitar techniques:
Dec. 20th - 2011
New photos by Marty Temme
Five new photos by Marty Temme were added in the MEDIA section.
Dec. 18th - 2011
A Dramatic Turn of Events touring gear
The guitar and amp list along with some pics for DT's most recent tour was added in the GEAR section.
Dec. 15th - 2011
A Dramatic Turn Of Events tab book
Dream Theater’s latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, is now available in tablature to order. Click HERE to get yours now.
Dec. 6th - 2011
Guadalajara, Mexico show cancelled
Dream Theater’s December 9 show in Guadalajara, Mexico has unfortunately been cancelled for logistical reasons that are beyond the control of the band and the promoter. All tickets will be refunded. Dream Theater regrets this inconvenience to fans who’ve already purchased tickets and thanks them for their understanding.
Dec. 1st - 2011
DT receives a Grammy nomination
Read this message from the band on DT's main site about this recent honor.
Oct. 26th - 2011
Meet and greet in Arlington, TX
John will have a meet and greet on Thursday, October 27th from 2-4 pm at the Arlington Texas Guitar Center. The address is 721 Ryan Plaza Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
Oct. 26th - 2011
Premier Guitar walks through John's live rig
Oct. 25th - 2011
Lick Library interactive guitar magazine
Check out the recent interview with John:
Lick Library - John Petrucci Interview
Oct. 25th - 2011
A Dramatic Tour of Events reviews
Read some recent reviews of Dream Theater shows:
Atlanta Music Guide - Atlanta show
Guitarinternational.com - D.C. show
Loudwire.com - New York City show
Oct. 22nd - 2011
Samson Tuner Giveaway
Win a Samson Guitar Tuner autographed by John! Click on the link below to enter:
Samson Guitar Tuner Giveaway
Oct. 15th - 2011
John & Dimarzio
Check out these new photos and links about John's signature pickups with Dimarzio:
Oct. 6th - 2011
Life on the road with Dream Theater
Oct. 6th - 2011
Mike Mangini interview
Mike Mangini expresses gratitude in a new interview HERE.
Oct. 6th - 2011
Interviews by Musicplayers.com
Sept. 27th - 2011
Dream Theater recording in the studio
Sept. 21st - 2011
Lyrics video contest
Roadrunner Records is holding a contest where you can win a CD signed by all five members of Dream Theater by making a winning lyrics video. You can get the details HERE.
Sept. 15th - 2011
Seattle concert change
Seattle, WA – Due to overwhelming demand, acclaimed American progressive metal band DREAM THEATER has moved their concert on Tuesday, September 27th from Showbox SODO to the Moore Theatre. Special guest Trivium opens. All other show information remains the same. Tickets are currently available at showboxonline.com and will go on sale through tickets.com on Friday, September 16 at 10am. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the Paramount Theatre box office.
Sept. 14th - 2011
On the Backs of Angels official video
Dream Theater's first official video for their new album has been released. CLICK HERE to view it.
Sept. 13th - 2011
Roadrunner interviews John Petrucci
Roadrunner Records interviews John about "A Dramatic Turn of Events" and more. CLICK HERE to read the interview.
Sept. 13th - 2011
DT's A Dramatic Turn of Events released
Dream Theater is proud to release their newest album worldwide. Get "A Dramatic Turn of Events" on iTunes now! CLICK HERE.
Sept. 8th - 2011
Guitar Center In Store Signing
Dream Theater will be conducting an in-store signing session at Guitar Center Manhattan (25 West 14th Street) on Friday, September 16 at 6 PM. Attendance is strictly limited to 400 fans, so in order to guarantee yourself a spot in line, you must go to Guitar Center starting September 13 and purchase the band's new record, A Dramatic Turn of Events; along with your CD, you'll be given a wristband which will get you into the event on Friday.
Sept. 7th - 2011
European Tour Dates
New Dream Theater European Tour Dates with guests Periphery have now been added in the tour dates section.
Sept. 1st - 2011
Check out DT's "A Great Documentary":
Click here to view.
August 31st - 2011
Hear a snippet of "Far From Heaven"
Click here for the preview.
August 31st - 2011
2011 Guitar Player Readers Poll and Total Guitar Poll
John was just named "Best Metal Guitarist" in the July 2011 edition of Guitar Player in their readers poll. He also was named one of the 20 greatest metal guitarists ever in a Total Guitar poll.
August 25th - 2011
DT's "Lost Not Forgotten" snippet now available!
Visit here for the preview: http://www.youtube.com/user/RoadrunnerRecords
August 22nd - 2011
DT's "This is the Life" preview now available!
August 18th - 2011
Jordan and John talk about the new Limited Edition box set in a new video.
Click HERE to view it on Roadrunner's website.
August 17th - 2011
Preorder Dream Theater's new album, "A Dramatic Turn of Events"
Click HERE to order it on iTunes.
August 17th - 2011
DT's "Beneath the Surface" snippet now available!
August 11th - 2011
DT's "Breaking All Illusions" snippet now available!
August 9th - 2011
DT's "On The Backs of Angels” is now available at iTunes! - click HERE to get it for yourself!
August 3rd - 2011
Dream Theater Meet & Greet packages available for order - click on the banner below:
August 2nd - 2011
Check out this great new book! Modern Guitar Rigs by Scott Kahn:
August 1st - 2011
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE SPECIAL VERSIONS OF A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
New York, NY: Dream Theater, who were recently voted one of the top 10 Prog Rock bands of all time by RollingStone.com readers, will return with A Dramatic Turn of Events, on September 13th. The band is armed with one of the most powerful efforts of their storied, iconic career.
The album marks the recorded debut of new drummer Mike Mangini, which fans are clamoring to hear. Roadrunner Records will issue the release in multiple versions that will be sure to delight the band's disciple-like fanbase.
In addition to the standard version, a special edition CD/DVD set will include The Spirit Carries On – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s much-discussed drummer auditions; a double LP Set in gatefold jacket; and a Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set. The A Dramatic Turn of Events Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set includes A Dramatic Turn of Events Album; instrumentals of the entire album; a DVD of The Spirit Carries On; a double-LP Set of A Dramatic Turn of Events (180-Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket); Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat; litho print of album. Also, 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater 'Ticket For Life,' which is randomly inserted into packaging. All the content will be housed in a custom Box and those who purchase will receive a digital download of the album the day prior to release.
"It's a really cool collection dedicated to the art and music of our forthcoming release along with a few awesome goodies," guitarist John Petrucci said.
Dream Theater are also planning to embark on a massive world tour, where they will play selections from A Dramatic Turn of Events, as well as classic, staples and fan favorites. Labelmates Trivium will support on both dates supporting their new album In Waves.
"We are all very pumped about the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events this September as well as the world tour we'll embark upon in support of the album," said Petrucci. "Our first leg will bring us throughout North America where we'll showcase songs from the new album along with tons of fan favorites and a brand new tour production unlike any other that we've done before. We're equally excited to have our friends in Trivium join us as well. It's sure to be an incredible tour. We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends on the road this fall!"
July 19th - 2011
Pre-order Dream Theater’s LIMITED Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set NOW! Go here to order - ORDER.
A Dramatic Turn Of Events Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set Includes:
- A Dramatic Turn Of Events Album
- Instrumentals of the Entire Album
- DVD of The Spirit Carries On – a 60 Minute Movie Documenting Dream Theater’s Drummer Auditions
- Double-LP Set of A Dramatic Turn Of Events (180-Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket)
- Dream Theater Branded Custom Turntable Slipmat
- Litho Print of Album Cover
- 50 Lucky Winners Will Find a Dream Theater ‘Ticket For Life’ (Randomly Inserted)
- All Content Housed in a Custom Box
- Receive a Digital Download of the Album the Day BEFORE Release
In Stores 9.13.11
June 28th - 2011
Be the first to listen to Dream Theater's new track!
Roadrunner Records and Dream Theater are proud to announce the primiere of Dream Theater's new track, "On The Backs Of Angels", taken from their highly anticipated upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out this September. Tune into Roadrunner Record's Youtube Channel this Wednesday June 29th at 11:00 AM EST to stream the new track!
June 8th - 2011
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
The song titles have been released for Dream Theater's new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events". They are:
1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is the Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface
May 2nd - 2011
Dream Theater - new photo
With the addition of Mike Mangini, there is now a new DT photo.
April 28th - 2011
Dream Theater - The Spirit Carries On
We hope you enjoyed the first two episodes of the Drummer Documentary! You can catch the final episode on Friday, April 29th at 11 AM EST at Roadrunner Records YouTube Channel!
April 27th - 2011
Dream Theater - The Spirit Carries On
Dream Theater's search for a drummer continues with Episode 2 posted HERE.
April 25th - 2011
Dream Theater - The Spirit Carries On
Dream Theater's search for a drummer begins with Episode 1 posted HERE.
April 21st - 2011
JP Signature Pick
Dunlop has posted a sneak peak look at John's new signature pick. Visit the Jim Dunlop Blog to see pics.
April 18th - 2011
An exclusive look into Dream Theater's search for a new drummer
New York, NY: A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City. Over an amazing and productive three-day period, the band played, jammed and spoke candidly with seven of the world’s greatest drummers, learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummer’s incredible chops with the band’s trademark prog-rock sound.
Dream Theater have been extremely sensitive to the fact that this is not only a monumental decision in their own lives, but also a critical moment in the lives of DT fans around the world. “The departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow,” says guitarist John Petrucci. “The fact that as a result of that event we’d be introduced to seven infinitely capable and uniquely talented drummers was heartening.”
Dream Theater would like to share with its fans some of the intense process, along with the musical joy, that went into choosing a new drummer. Who is the best fit behind the kit?
Go to Dream Theater’s Facebook page on Thursday, 4/21 at 11 AM to sign up for the mailing list and to receive more details about an exclusive and intimate look at the auditions, and to find out exactly when and how the momentous announcement about the band’s new lineup will be made. Also on Facebook, fans will be able to find out information about the band’s upcoming 2011 World Tour.
February 4th - 2011
New JP Dimarzio video
Dimarzio has released a new video where John discusses his signature line of pickups. Click HERE to view it on Youtube.
January 19th - 2011
TC Electronics & John Petrucci
TC Electronics has posted some videos and John's toneprints with several guitar pedals. You can view them all here:
1- Clean Chorus 7:49 min.
2- Crunch Chorus 8:03 min.
3- Clean Vibrato 6:26 min.
4- Crunch Vibrato 7:40 min.
5- Clean Flanger 7:44 min.
January 15th - 2011
The new JPXI from Musicman
The JPXI has now been released by Musicman. For specs and more photos, visit the JPXI page on Musicman's website HERE.
December 8th - 2010
John discusses the Mesa MKV and Zoom Q3HD recorder
Check out the new videos below of John discussing some gear he currently uses:
Mesa MKV videos:
Zoom Q3HD recorder:
December 7th - 2010
DT headlines High Voltage Festival
Dream Theater will headline the High Voltage festival with Judas Priest in July 2011. For details, please visit the TOUR DATES section.
October 27th - 2010
New gear pics
We've added a couple of new gear pics courtesy of Scott Kahn/MusicPlayers.com
October 8th - 2010
The Dark Eternal Night Riff
The Dark Enternal Night appears 4th on a list of greatest riffs in the 21st century in Total Guitar magazine. Check it out here.
October 3rd - 2010
Young Guitar JPX ad
Check out one of the latest ads in Young Guitar magazine celebrating John's 10 years with Musicman guitars and the new JPX model. There is also a special promotion going on in Japan:
Buy a JPX and receive $500 worth of Ernie Ball gear/acc.
EB Wah pedal
September 17th - 2010
Official Facebook & Twitter
Want to follow John on Facebook or Twitter? Click below and get the latest directly from JP!
September 8th - 2010
DREAM THEATER PRESS RELEASE
To all of our loyal fans and friends: It is with profound sadness -- regret -- we announce that Mike Portnoy, our lifelong drummer and friend, has decided to leave Dream Theater. Mike's stature in the band has meant the world to all of us professionally, musically, and personally over the years. There is no dispute: Mike has been a major force within this band. While it is true that Mike is choosing to pursue other ventures and challenges, we can assure you that Dream Theater will continue to move forward with the same intensity -- and in the same musical tradition -- that you have all helped make so successful, and which is truly gratifying to us. Fans and friends: File this episode under "Black Clouds and Silver Linings."As planned, we begin recording our newest album in January 2011, and we'll follow that with a full-on world tour. "The Spirit Carries On." All of us in Dream Theater wholeheartedly wish Mike the best on his musical journey. We have had a long and meaningful career together. It is our true hope that he finds all he is looking for, and that he achieves the happiness he deserves. He will be missed.
April 16th - 2010
Best Metal Guitarist award
John was voted 2010 "Best Metal Guitarist" in Guitar Player magazine's Reader's Choice Awards poll. Thanks to everyone who voted!
March 18th - 2010
Iron Maiden and Dream Theater tour together
A historic alliance of Iron Maiden and Dream Theater has been forged. Dream Theater will also be playing at Summer Sonic in Japan. For tour dates, click on the image below:
March 15th - 2010
The new JP50 Stealth from Sterling By Musicman has been released. For more detailed info on the guitar, click on the image below:
March 10th - 2010
John at Guitar Workshop Plus
John will be part of the Guitar Workshop Plus program this year on July 21 & 22.
For more info, click on the logo below:
Jan 19th - 2010
JPX guitar introduced by Music-Man
This new signature model is being released to commemorate 10 years of collaboration with Dream Theater guitarist - John Petrucci. The new body shape has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance. To read more about it and its specs, please visit the Music-Man website.
July 9th - 2009
New signature pickups from Dimarzio
A recent collaboration between John and Dimarzio has led to the development of two new Dimarzio pickups, the LiquiFire and Crunch Lab (available for 6 and 7 string). To read more about them and get specs, please visit the Dimarzio website and click on "News".
March 13th - 2009
Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER have announced BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS as the title of their tenth studio album. The band commenced work on the album, their second for Roadrunner Records, following up 2007's Systematic Chaos in October of last year.
Roadrunner will release the record on June 23. In addition to the standard version CD, the album will also be available on vinyl LP, as well as a 3-disc Special Edition CD that will include the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs, the titles of which will be revealed at a later date.
Six weeks prior to the June 23 street date, Roadrunner will release one cover song per week through digital retailers. Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.
The band will embark on a world tour in support of the album beginning in Europe throughout June which will be followed by the second edition of the band’s PROGRESSIVE NATION tour featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish throughout North America in July/August. A video for the first single, "A Rite of Passage" will be shot in late March.
The track listing for BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS is as follows:
1. A Nightmare to Remember
2. A Rite of Passage
4. The Shattered Fortress
5. The Best of Times
6. The Count of Tuscany
Click HERE to order the cd.
February 13th - 2009
Dream Theater finishing up their 10th studio album
Dream Theater are currently working on their 10th studio album which has an expected release date of Summer '09. We've added the image below of John's amps and pedals currently being used in the studio recording process.
June 7th - 2008
Suspended Animation tablature book
The Suspended Animation Authentic Tab Edition has now been added to the JP Merchandise section of the website. For those looking to learn the songs exactly the way they were performed, this book is an accurate and a helpful resource.
January 21st - 2008
Musicman announces the JP Baritone BFRs
Musicman will be offering the new JP Baritone BFRs in 2008. Some new colors such as emerald burst, amethyst burst and tobacco burst have been added as finish options. To view some photos of these latest additions, please click HERE. More specs and information will be added in the near future.
January 4th - 2008
New John Petrucci website release Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and Happy New Year! Here's to wishing that 2008 brings health, happiness and the fulfillment of your dreams whatever they may be. I'm excited to unveil a new look for the website this year designed by Mattias Noren of ProgArt media. We packed it full of new photos, current gear info and updated the bio and discography pages along with lots of other cool stuff! Thanks to Paul for all of his hard work in preparing the site and his continued dedication! This year will be a busy one as always with the continuation of DT's Chaos in Motion world tour as well as EB/MM clinics and a few very special LTE shows early this summer! I'm absolutely loving my BFR's and new Boogie rigs. It makes it so I just can't wait to get back on stage each night and play those guitars while getting lost in the sea of tone! The JP forum is busier than ever and I really enjoy reading your posts and all of the support you continue to show me. Thank you so much! Please keep an eye out for new Sound Mind Music products in the upcoming months. I want to give my wife Rena a very special thank you for all of her creativity, hard work and time she dedicates to our business and to our family! I look forward to seeing all of you out there on the road this year.
Enjoy the new site!
December 15th - 2007
John named Guitarist of the Year in Total Guitar
To view the magazine spread, please click HERE.
May 27 - 2007
Systematic Chaos info
Roadrunner Records has put up quite a bit of info regarding Dream Theater's latest release, Systematic Chaos. Click HERE to be taken to Roadrunner's site to view links to DT info, photo galleries, and other multimedia.
June 5 - 2007
Systematic Chaos release
DREAM THEATER'S latest release "Systematic Chaos" was released on Tuesday June 5th and is available in two formats:
Click on the pictures below to order the cds.
The regular cd edition:
The Special Edition CD/DVD:
The Special Edition DVD will include:
--- the entire album mixed in 5.1 surround sound
--- "Chaos in Progress - The Making of Systematic Chaos"
(a 90-minute documentary directed by Mike Portnoy)
The CD's track listing for both editions is:
1. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1 (9:00)
2. Forsaken (5:36)
3. Constant Motion (6:55)
4. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
5. Repentance (10:43)
6. Prophets Of War (6:01)
7. The Ministry of Lost Souls (14:57)
8. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2 (16:38)
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