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18 Feb

Dream Theater Announces new DVD- Live at Luna Park

Dream Theater have released the official trailer and announcement for their upcoming DVD, “Live at Luna Park”, which can be seen here.  The DVD, which is scheduled to be released this May, was filmed over two nights in South America which plays home to the band’s most dedicated and passionate fans.  Filmed during Dream Theater’s 2012 World Tour- which brought the band to 35 countries over a 15 month span- “Live at Luna Park” comes off of the band’s latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, which earned the prog-rock legends their first Grammy Nomination for the newfound fan favorite “On the Backs of Angels”. 

Dream Theater’s 2011/2012 World Tour marked a major milestone in the band’s illustrious career as they formally introduced a new face to their lineup- Pearl artist, Mike Mangini.  After a highly publicized audition process which included the finest and most-technically capable drummers this planet has to offer, Dream Theater welcomed the musically adept drumming prowess of Mike Mangini, making the band’s 2011 studio release and the following 15 months of touring Mike’s inception into the Dream Theater spotlight.  A drummer with basically every trick in the bag, Mike is known for his impeccable speed, mind-blowing technicality, and his utterly flawless independence.  On the “Live At Luna Park” DVD, Mike masterfully played around his massive Reference Pure drum set, the thin-shelled version of Pearl’s flagship Reference Series line, which includes a 2-tiered Icon Rack system, 4 bass drums, a full set of rocket toms, EPro Tru Trac conversions, and more drums than one would think is necessary.  Mike’s full setup is as follows:

Reference Pure:
Custom Lacquer

26x16 bass drum
22x18 bass drum x2
18x16 bass drum
6x6.5 tom
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x9 tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
14x5 Reference Pure Snare
10x6.5 Custom Snare Drum

Specialty Drums:
20x14 gong drum
6x12 rocket tom
6x15 rocket tom
6x18 rocket tom
6x21 rocket tom
10x6.5 Epro Drum (x4)

The official trailer to Dream Theater’s upcoming DVD release, “Live at Luna Park”, can be found below.  For more information on Mike Mangini and Dream Theater, please be sure to visit the band’s official website at