Oh yeah. Well, I’d rather they just fucking tell us who their new drummer is already and stop dragging this out.
On Thursday, Dream Theater are going to let us into the three days of auditions they held in New York, just one month after former drummer Mike Portnoy bounced.
Over those three days, the band played, jammed and spoke candidly with seven of the world’s greatest drummers, “learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummer’s incredible chops with the band’s trademark prog-rock sound,” reads a press release.
The release adds that Dream Theater have been “extremely sensitive to the fact that this is not only a monumental decision in their own lives, but also a critical moment in the lives of their fans around the world.”
“The departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow,” says guitarist John Petrucci. “The fact that as a result of that event we’d be introduced to seven infinitely capable and uniquely talented drummers was heartening.”
Go to Dream Theater’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m. to sign up for the band’s mailing list and to receive more details about an exclusive and intimate look at the auditions. You’ll also find out exactly when and how the momentous announcement about the band’s new lineup will be made.
Fans will be able to find out information about the band’s upcoming 2011 World Tour via Facebook, as well.