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DREAM THEATER’s JORDAN RUDESS Says Attendances At Some Shows On Recent Tour Were Negatively Affected By Pandemic

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess just lately spoke to the “Speaking Into Infinity” video podcast about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to return to the street throughout the pandemic. He mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi): “Yeah, lastly getting again on the street, it has been superior… It has been wonderful getting on the street. It was actually exhausting to get on the street as nicely. However the truth that we’re out right here has been simply unimaginable. We lastly acquired by way of all of the logistics that it took to make this occur, and fortunately acquired by way of the U.S. tour, we acquired by way of the European tour efficiently, with out anyone getting COVID and having to cancel the entire thing. And it has been completely re-energizing. The vitality of the followers has been wonderful to see. I imply, it’s a actuality that in some areas there weren’t as many individuals as there would have been if we weren’t having a world pandemic; it is simply what is going on on. However once you really feel the vitality of the folks and the enjoyment in that they will get on the market and expertise dwell music once more, it is unimaginable. And it is a fantastic feeling.

“I’ve to say that after I first was heading out, I used to be, like, ‘Oh my God. What’s gonna occur? How is that this gonna work?” Jordan admitted. “However the actuality of it has been wonderful. Truly, final evening was most likely one of many best reveals that I can bear in mind as a result of we had been in Istanbul, Turkey and the gang there — there was at the very least 5 thousand folks — and it was so highly effective. I walked on stage [and] I used to be nearly like breathless for about two minutes as a result of the vitality from the gang was so robust. I am, like, ‘Oh my God. I’ve gotta calm down and form of gather myself.’ ‘Trigger you wanna simply play — you do not wanna get too loopy. However the influence of that crowd was so insane. However that was form of associated to what was occurring. We simply felt this love and assist and vitality. And [we were, like,’ ‘Wow.’ [It was] wonderful.”

DREAM THEATER gained its first-ever Grammy within the “Finest Metallic Efficiency” class within the pre-telecast ceremony on the sixty fourth annual Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas. DREAM THEATER was nominated for “The Alien”, a observe from its 2021 album “A View From The Prime Of The World”. DREAM THEATER‘s earlier Grammy nominations had been for the track “On The Backs Of Angels”, from 2011’s “A Dramatic Flip Of Occasions” album, and the only “The Enemy Inside” from 2013’s “Dream Theater”.

“A View From The Prime Of The World” was described in a press launched as “DREAM THEATER at its musical most interesting, increasing on the sound they helped create whereas sustaining the weather which have garnered them devoted followers across the globe.” The seven-song album additionally marked the second studio album with InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The art work was created by longtime cowl collaborator Hugh Syme (RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, STONE SOUR). “A View From The Prime Of The World” was produced by guitarist John Petrucci, engineered and extra manufacturing by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and combined/mastered by Andy Sneap.

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