Forward of DREAM THEATER‘s April 30 live performance in Madrid, drummer Mike Mangini was requested by Spain’s Rock FM to say a number of phrases to these followers who had been on the fence about attending the gig. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Why would not they wanna be there? Now we have a lot enjoyable. Take a look at my face smiling. That is what we do all night time. The present is superb, and it is so tight.
“I’ll say, significantly, we care a lot about each notice that we play each night time that we’re very alert and conscious of everybody round us — ourselves, the bandmates and the viewers — and we get higher and higher and higher and play the present so effectively, we wish everybody to see it,” he continued. “In different phrases, we play dwell and we play meticulously effectively. It is actually, actually a tremendous night time for us, to play effectively. And that is what we wanna convey each night time. In different phrases, we do not wanna attempt a special present; we wanna convey everybody this superb present so everyone witnesses it. And there is nothing prefer it dwell.
“If you happen to’re asking me to talk to everybody in Madrid to say, ‘Come down,’ what I’ve to say is do not take a look at it on YouTube,” Mike added. “YouTube‘s horrible — it is horrible. You do not really feel it. It would not sound something [like we sound] dwell and you do not really feel it in your abdomen. And to see us actually enjoying and the best way that we take a look at one another, it’s important to be there.
“So if you’re involved in an expertise, and also you wanna expertise 5 guys and all of our crew simply actually attempting for excellence, then come and really feel that — it’s good to come really feel that, as a result of it is actual and it is superb to us.”
DREAM THEATER gained its first-ever Grammy within the “Finest Steel 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 Area in Las Vegas. DREAM THEATER was nominated for “The Alien”, a observe from its 2021 album “A View From The High 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 one “The Enemy Inside” from 2013’s “Dream Theater”.
“A View From The High Of The World” was described in a press launched as “DREAM THEATER at its musical best, 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 High Of The World” was produced by guitarist John Petrucci, engineered and extra manufacturing by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and blended/mastered by Andy Sneap.