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Dream Theater rocks Mesa Arts Center

 James LaBrie on stage at the Mesa Arts Center (Photo by Mike Mertes)


Progressive rock band Dream Theater played an exciting show on Thursday, May 5th at the Mesa Arts Center, and our Art Director Mike Mertes was there to take photos of the momentous show.

The band played its double LP concept album, “The Astonishing,” from start to finish. The band started playing at 7:30 p.m. and finished a little bit after 10:15 p.m., with only a short break around nine, Mertes said.

One of the highlights of the show was John Petrucci’s piercing guitar solos before the band’s brief break, Mertes said. Throughout the entire show, lead vocalist James LaBrie showed off his amazing talent by expertly belting and whispering out each lyric.

Mertes said the show was visually stunning, and pleasing throughout the entire show, and that it was one of the best he has been too.

The track list from “The Astonishing” included:

Act 1
Descent of the NOMACS
Dystopian Overture
The Gift of Music
The Answer
A Better Life
Lord Nafaryus
A Savior in the Square
When Your Time Has Come
Act of Faythe
Three Days
The Hovering Sojourn
Brother, Can You Hear Me?
A Life Left Behind
A Tempting Offer
Digital Discord
The X Aspect
A New Beginning
The Road to Revolution

Act 2
2285 Entr’acte
Moment of Betrayal
Heaven’s Cove
Begin Again
The Path That Divides
Machine Chatter
The Walking Shadow
My Last Farewell
Losing Faythe
Whispers on the Wind
Hymn of a Thousand Voices
Our New World

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Review & photos by AZBigMedia.com. See more photos on their website!