DREAM THEATER Bassist JOHN MYUNG On The Band's Music - "There Are Certain Songs That Are Physically Demanding; Each Song Is Challenging"

June 4, 2023, a year ago

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DREAM THEATER Bassist JOHN MYUNG On The Band's Music - "There Are Certain Songs That Are Physically Demanding; Each Song Is Challenging"

Dream Theater bassist John Myung is featured in a new interview with The Heavy Hooks Show. During the chat, he discusses songwriting, reveals Dream Theater's ,most chaööenging song for him to play, side projects, and reveals his biggest Spinal Tap moment.

Myung: "There are certain (Dream Theater) songs that are physically demanding, like 'The Glass Prison'. There are certain songs that have sections that are very stamina-driven, but then you have other things that are very orchestrated and the root notes are constantly changing. So those are challenging more in a mental sense, where it's sort of like, 'Where is this going?' And, of course, you're up on stage, and things sound kind of out of tune; you don't really know if you're playing in tune, but you know you are. There's a lot of things that can interfere with your perception when you're up on stage. For me, each song is challenging, because you have to remember it and you have to play it right. You don't get two tries, right? So, it's all really challenging."

Dream Theater are pleased to present the first edition of Dreamsonic, taking place in North America throughout June and July and celebrating the summer’s ultimate progressive metal lineup.

Kicking off on June 16, Dream Theater will be joined by special guest Devin Townsend, and Animals As Leaders on what is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

Says Dream Theater: “We are all so incredibly excited to present Dream Theater’s very own prog-metal music festival, Dreamsonic 2023! The lineup for our inaugural run this summer features Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, and Animals As Leaders and is going to be absolutely epic! Dreamsonic promises to be a reoccurring musical event that will deliver history-making nights of amazing music for many years to come! You’re not going to want to miss this one!”

For tickets, visit the Dreamsonic website, here.


16 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center At Cedar Park
17 - Dallas, TX - Texas Trust CU Holds @ Grand Prairie
18 - Sugarland, TX - Smart Financial Center
21 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
22 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena
23 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
25 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
27 - Washington, PA - Wild Things Park
28 - New York, NY - Hulu Theater
30 - Bridgeport, CT - Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater

1 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
2 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion
4 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
5 - Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
7 - Gary, IN - Hard Rock Casino
8 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion
9 - Newport, KY - MegaCorp Pavilion
11 - Detroit, MI - Masonic
12 - OshKosh, WI - OshKosh Arena
13 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Alliant Energy Power House
15 - Denver, CO - Mission Theater
17 - Spokane, WA - First Interstate Center
18 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle
19 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee
21 - Vancouver, BC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
22 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Live
24 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic
25 - Inglewood, CA - YouTube Theater
26 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Financial Theater

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