Progressive metal band, Dream Theater ready for their Top of the World tour in Manila next month

Christian Melanie Lee

If you're a Dream Theatre fan, you're in a treat next month as the progressive metal band set to return in the country for their Top of the World tour on May 4, 2023 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Dream Theater comprised of James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, and Mike Mangini were in the middle of their world tour while they released Distance Over Time and in time for the 20th anniversary of Scenes From A Memory when the pandemic hits.

They just finished the construction of Dream Theater Headquarters which has live recording studio, rehearsal space, control room, equipment storage facility, and creative hive. As they worked on their latest album, A View From The Top Of The World, they ultimately threaded together lean and uncompromising hooks with tried-and-true technical proficiency.

"We just love to play our instruments," observes Petrucci. "That never goes away. I love to be creative, write, and exercise that part of my mind. We’ve been able to do this for a long time, and we don’t take it for granted. Whenever we get together, we know we can’t disappoint ourselves or our fans, so we manage to try even harder."

"We approach every album like it’s our first," adds LaBrie. "It’s been such a great ride, but we’re not going to stop."

"My takeaway from Manila, for the first time, is that "it was incredible" and I really don’t know how to describe it better than we have. We didn’t know what to expect; we did get there, and finally, we’re doing the concert. It was an amazing experience; the fans were absolutely fantastic, and we could tell that they were having an amazing time and a great experience. Go, the first time there was phenomenal, and that’s why we’re coming back. Absolutely!" answered Labrie when asked about their takeaway from their first concert in the Philippines.

Don't miss out the chance to see Dream Theater on May 4, 2023. Tickets are available via Ticketnet outlets and online. Tickets are priced at PHP 2,750 (Lower Box), PHP 4,750 (Patron C), PHP 5,750 (patron B), PHP 6,750 (patron A), and PHP 7,250 (VIP).

Presented by Ovation Productions.

For more details and updates about the concert, please check the official website and Facebook page of Ovation Productions at and

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