DREAM THEATER announce their first 360° App (iOS). The DreamTheater360° App will offer fans a unique 360° interactive experience into the Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans’ performance as captured onstage by Mativision multi-camera 360° video technology at Luna Park in Buenos Aires. The DreamTheater360° App is released on January 9th, and it promises to be a thrilling way for fans to interactively experience the band’s onstage world.
The DreamTheater360° App in its first release will include five interactive songs filmed and produced using the Mativision technology, which virtually transports fans directly onto the Luna Park stage right next to the band members and completely immerses them in a unique experience that they can control in real time. Each fan can direct the show by manipulating Mativision’s multi-camera iOS player, and enjoy the concert in any way they want. They can seamlessly choose to switch from among six different cameras while also being able to rotate camera angles by taping and dragging, or by using the device’s built-in gyroscope. Fans can even zoom in and out or simply switch to “auto pilot” mode and enjoy the show without interaction.
With this groundbreaking app, Dream Theater aim to share with fans all the intense moments of a live performance from right beside them on stage, and provide fans with true interactivity to experience the onstage moments with complete freedom.
Along with the unique interactive 360° content, the DreamTheater360° App will also include enriched up-to-date band-related content such as a biography, discography, photos, and continuously updated tour information, news, and social media.
The first release will be just the start: Mativision will constantly surprise fans with frequent updates, adding more and more amazing and exclusive band content. The DreamTheater360° App is available from the iOS AppStore on January 9th, priced at $9.99.
Dream Theater recently announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the Along For The Ride tour. The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
A show in Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie on March 31st has been added to the schedule. Tickets go on sale starting today (January 8th).
Dream Theater’s guitarist, John Petrucci commented, “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride’! Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DT live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you. With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of Dream Theater from the moment you enter the venue. We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around. We’ll be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DT songs for all of our long time and hard-core fans. We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!”
Along For The Ride Tour dates include:
20 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
21 - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
25 - Boston, MA - Opera House
27 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
28 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
31 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
1 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
2 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Palace
4 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
5 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
6 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
8 - Minneapolis, MN - Burnsville Performing Arts Center
9 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
10 - Denver, CO - Paramount
12 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
15 - Salem, OR - Elsinore Theatre
17 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
18 - Riverside, CA - Fox PAC
19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum
23 - Monterrey, MX - Arena Monterrey
25 - Mexico City, MX - Arena Ciudad De Mexico
26 - Guadalajara, MX - Auditorio Telmex