DREAM THEATER Enlist Drummer Mike Mangini

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It has been just revealed in Part 3 of DREAM THEATER’s web series, The Spirit Carries On – which chronicles the audition process behind the band’s search for drummer Mike Portnoy’s replacement – that drummer Mike Mangini (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) is the band’s new drummer!


Says Dream Theater James LaBrie – “This is one of the most important decisions in our career and sorry to have to make you wait and I’m sure it’s been extremely stressful. Nonetheless, we have some news for you and we would like to welcome you to the family.”


Check out the video below:




Mike Leonard has been directing the web series, The Spirit Carries On and he says there is going to be a DVD release of the series available with the band’s new album.


The drummers in contention were Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, PAUL DI’ANNO), Peter Wildoer (DARKANE), Virgil Donati (PLANET X, SEVEN THE HARDWAY), Derek Roddy (HATE ETERNAL, NILE, TODAY IS THE DAY), Thomas Lang (JOHN WETTON, ROBERT FRIPP, GLENN HUGHES), Marco Minnemann (KREATOR, NECROPHAGIST, EPHEL DUATH, JOE SATRIANI) and Mangini.


Dream Theater live:



4 – Rome, Italy – Ippodromo Capanelle

5 – Verona, Italy- Villafranca Castle

6 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Eishalle Deutweg

8 – Metz, France – Sonishpere

9 – Loreley, Germany – Night Of The Prog Festival

10 – Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival

12 – Moscow, Russia – Crocus City Hall

13 – Kiev, Ukraine – Sports Palace

17 – Porto, Portugal – Coliseum Of Porto

19 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Exhibition Grounds

22 – Doncaster, UK – Doncaster Dome

23 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wolverhampton Civic

24 – Victoria Park, London, UK – High Voltage Festival

27 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

28 – Katowice, Poland – Spode

29 – Mala Skala, Czech Republic – Enatska Noc Festival

31 – Lokeren, Belgium – Lokerse Festival



2 – Athens, Greece – Terra Vibe Park

4 – Székesfehérvár, Hungary – Fezen Festival

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