Dream Theater will be releasing a BluRay/DVD set that was recorded during a performance earlier this year in March. The release is titled Breaking the Fourth Wall: Live From the Boston Opera House and it features guest performances from the Berklee College of Music’s Orchestra and Choir. Here’s what John Petrucci had to say about it:
“In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of Dream Theater’s origins and ties with Berklee. With John and I both being alumni and Mike having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated.
All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Basbug orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity. Dream Theater has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our ‘Along For The Ride‘ world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video.
Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30 year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release this fall and really hope that everyone enjoys it!”
Breaking The Fourth Wall is scheduled for a September 30th release through Roadrunner, you can pre-order it here. The band are streaming “The Looking Glass” from the set which can be viewed below: