Dream Theater’s James LaBrie Talks Tour, Maiden, Sebastian Bach, & Giving His Solo Album A Chance 6/9/2023



James LaBrie has been the vocalist of Dream Theater for more than 30 years now. Dream Theater is one of the most successful bands in the history of progressive music, with multiple Grammy nominations and a win last year, album sales nearing 20 million worldwide, playing concerts to tens of thousands on a regular basis, and even to 750,000 people at one point. But, most importantly, they are respected by their fans and peers in the prog community, often being considered among the legendary giants of the genre. James and Dream Theater are set to embark on their Dreamsonic 2023 touring music festival, which will include opening sets from Devin Townsend and Animals As Leaders.

In this interview, James discusses the new Dreamsonic festival concept, and what it might look like in the future. He talks about making a setlist, details about the making of the band’s latest record, A View From The Top Of The World, and the special Lost Not Forgotten series of albums being released. James also sets the record straight about any offer that might’ve been made to him from Iron Maiden when Bruce Dickinson left in 1993, and the link between Winter Rose, Sebastian Bach, and himself. He also talks about the dark times of the Falling Into Infinity era, the positivity that followed with the classic Scenes From A Memory album, and having his son Chance play on the new solo record, Beautiful Shade Of Grey.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy James LaBrie as he kindly shares so many thoughts with us!



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