JORDAN RUDESS - "You Can't Seem To Shake Out The RUSH Elements From DREAM THEATER"
January 11, 2014, a year ago
MusicPlayers.com recently caught up with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess to discuss the band's new self-titled album. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
MPc: Songs like 'The Looking Glass' and 'Surrender To Reason' both paid a pretty obvious homage to RUSH. Were you consciously looking to throw in those tributes?
JR: "Well, you can't seem to shake out the Rush elements from Dream Theater, you know? It's just like—honestly, you know, I love Rush. I think they're great. But the spirit of Rush doesn't really come from me; that's not my thing. But Dream Theater is kind of coming from a similar school of thought and spirit as Rush in a lot of ways, so it kind of makes sense that there's a little bit of homage, if you will, to that band."
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Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently issued the following update:“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:
March20 - 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
April1 - 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