As part of their ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,’ New York’s own prog metal giants Dream Theater made a tremendous hometown appearance in Long Island at The Paramount on November 21st.
With their usual huge setlist, the band performed a three-part concert, kicking off with favorites off their albums Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater, Falling Into Infinity, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, Train of Thought and A Dramatic Turn of Events, performing songs “The Dark Eternal Night,” “The Bigger Picture,” “Hell’s Kitchen” and others, including a cover of Jaco Pastorius‘ “Portrait of Tracy.”
Fans geared up for the night’s second act, a full rendition of the band’s 1992 sophomore album and their best selling record to date, Images and Words. The packed house spent the next hour grooving and jamming to legendary hits like “Pull Me Under,” “Another Day,” “Take the Time,” “Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper,” “Learning to Live,” and more.
Finalizing their epic display, the group played an encore set consisting of all seven parts of their odyssey “A Change of Seasons,” from their 1995 EP of the same name, melting the Huntington stage with a ride that started with “The Crimson Sunrise” and ended with “The Crimson Sunset.”
Check out our exclusive and extensive gallery from the LI show below. Dream Theater‘s U.S. tour wraps up next week in Dallas, TX (see remaining dates).
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