John Petrucci of Dream Theater Says ‘The Astonishing’ Live Show was Three Years in the Making

Guitarist John Petrucci of Dream Theater chats it up with Brazil’s “Madhouse” and talks The Astonishing Live Show. “This is about three years in the making — beginning with creating the story that I wrote, and then presenting this to the band and Jordan [Rudess, keyboards] and I getting in, writing the music, recording everybody. And it took a really long time. We have a full orchestra, a full choir, it’s a huge project. And during that period, we actually also started to work on the live show. So that took about a year. So when you see it tonight, you’ll see all the content and everything that we took all that time to create. It’s a very, very big project.”



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