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01/07/2014
New Interview on Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record
Keyboard Wizard Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater talks with Chris Epting about the upcoming Dream Theater tour along with his latest solo piano release, All That is Now. http://tinyurl.com/lsys6ze


01/04/2014
LIVE Q&A With Jordan - Saturday Jan 06, 2014 8pm




12/17/2013
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE THEIR “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 17, 2013
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK KICKS OFF ON MARCH 20TH IN TORONTO;
PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS EARN SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION,
“THE ENEMY INSIDE” UP FOR 2014 “BEST METAL PERFORMANCE”;
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “DREAM THEATER” OUT NOW
Roadrunner Records group Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour. The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, MX (see attached itinerary). Presale tickets will be available starting at 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 18th with general onsale for select dates starting at 10:00AM ET on Friday, December 20th. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information, please visit http://www.dreamtheater.net/tour.
Dream Theater’s guitarist, John Petrucci commented, “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride’! Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DT live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you. With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of Dream Theater from the moment you enter the venue. We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around. We’ll be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DT songs for all of our long time and hard-core fans. We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!”
What’s more, Dream Theater recently earned a second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled worldwide smash album. “DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia.
“DREAM THEATER,” which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous group. Rolling Stone touted the collection as “…the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire picked “DREAM THEATER” as one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep selected the record as one of the “10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.”
“DREAM THEATER” follows 2011’s acclaimed “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.” That album – highlighted by “On The Backs Of Angels,” which earned the iconic band its first ever GRAMMY Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category) – proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard-rock giants. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.”
“DREAM THEATER” is currently available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 Gram Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.
AN EVENING WITH
DREAM THEATER
“ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR 2014
March 20th – April 26th
JANUARY
15 Oporto, PT Coliseu Do Porto
16 Madrid, ES Palacio Vistalegre
17 Pamplona, ES Anaitasuna
18 Barcelona, ES St. Jordi Club
20 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum
21 Florence, IT Obihall
22 Rome, IT Palalottomatica
23 Padova, IT Geox Theatre
25 Vienna, AT Gasometer
26 Munich, DE Zenith
27 Zürich, CH Volkshaus Zürich
29 Prague, CZ Tipsport Arena
30 Ludwigsburg, DE Arena
31 Paris, FR Zenith
FEBRUARY
1 Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
3 Zagreb, HR Cibona
4 Ljubljana, SI Small Tivoli
5 Katowice, PL Spodek Hall
7 Bamberg, DE Brose Arena
8 Deinze, Be Brielpoort
9 Hannover, DE Swiss Life Hall
10 Saarbrucken, DE Saarlandhalle
12 Lille, FR Aeronef Club
13 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
14 London, UK Wembley Arena
15 Wolverhampton, UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
17 Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
18 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
20 Copenhagen, DK Falkoner Theatre
21 Oslo, NO Spektrum Arena ANS
22 Stockholm, SE Annexet
24 Helsinki, FI Ice Hall
26 St Petersburg, RU Yubileyniy Sport Palace
28 Moscow, RU Stadium Live
MARCH
2 Vilnius, LT Siemens Arena
20 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
21 Montreal, QC Bell Center
25 Boston, MA Opera House
27 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
APRIL
1 Washington, DC Lincoln Theater
2 Pittsburgh, PA The Palace
4 Detroit, MI Fillmore
5 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
6 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
8 Minneapolis, MN Burnsville Performing Arts Center
9 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
10 Denver, CO Paramount
12 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
15 Salem, OR Elsinore Theatre
17 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
18 Riverside, CA Fox PAC
19 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum
23 Monterrey, MEX Arena Monterrey
24 Mexico City, MEX Arena Ciudad de Mexico
26 Guadalajara, MEX Auditorio Telmex


12/10/2013
My PledgeMusic campaign is winding down..

Visit http://www.PledgeMusic.com/JordanRudess and make your Pledge to support this project.

My PledgeMusic campaign is winding down with less than 30 days left before all of the projects are complete, but there is still so much left to do.

Here in New York, we have begun the final mix and mastering of Explorations. In Poland, the DVD is in its final editing process. My solo piano CD, All That Is Now, is complete and on sale and the interactive app that accompanies the CD, Jordan Rudess Explores, will be on the iTunes App Store any day.  Recording Explorations with the orchestra and production team in Poland was fantastic. The orchestral musicians play with fire and passion and it totally comes through in the recordings and the video images we have captured.

All around, this has been an amazing adventure. It's inspiring to me that so many of my fans have been so supportive and allowed me to complete some of the most important and inspiring projects of my entire musical career. And, the reality is that it could not have happened any other way...

If you have already pledged, thank you so much for your support! If you have not yet pledged there is still time to become part of this great project that means the world to me!




12/05/2013
"ALL THAT IS NOW" and Jordan Rudess Explores Now Available!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 5, 2013

 

JORDAN RUDESS
DREAM THEATER KEYBOARDIST AND AWARD-WINNING APP BUILDER RELEASES
SOLO PIANO ALBUM
“ALL THAT IS NOW”
OUT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 2013
 
“JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES”
THE INTERACTIVE AURAL AND VISUAL IOS APP RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALBUM

 

JORDAN RUDESS, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band, DREAM THEATER, is releasing his latest solo piano recording, ALL THAT IS NOW, on December 3, 2013. The album contains 13 pieces, composed and performed by JORDAN on his favorite instrument, a 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano. The album was created as part of a PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign in which almost 1,000 fans pledged between $10 to $5,000 in exchange for updates on his recording process and a battery of prizes ranging from private lessons to backstage passes. The PledgeMusic campaign also raised money for RUDESSupcoming orchestral album which will be released early in 2014.

Says RUDESS, “This album is very close to my heart. For years, I searched until I found the instrument of my dreams that would be the perfect extension of my musical thought, playing literally every piano I could find all over the world. I found my concert grand seven years ago and, ever since, my deepest musical connection occurs when I play my Steinway. It is my lifetime goal to purely translate the music in my mind, to my hands and then onto the keyboard. This album captures the magic of that connection. The recording was done simply in the piano room of my house using just my Steinway D and Earthworks microphones. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

In addition to his solo piano CD, ALL THAT IS NOW, RUDESS has also released a WIZDOM MUSIC interactive iOS app, “JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES,” which enables an interactive aural and visual experience with the music from the CD. JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES was created by Jordan with developer Joe Zobkiw to explore the intersection between the traditional and electronic world we all live in.

In addition to playing in DREAM THEATER, RUDESS, voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, is the President of a successful music App development company WIZDOM MUSIC (www.wizdommusic.com), creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer.  Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including LMR, his newest side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein, Enrique Iglesias, Tony Williams, Jan Hammer and the Paul Winter ConsortDREAM THEATER’s newest self-titled album was released this fall on Roadrunner Records. The band will begin a whirlwind 14-month world tour in January, 2014. Their full-length concert DVD, Live at Luna Park, released last month went immediately to #1 on the Music DVD charts.

Purchase ALL THAT IS NOW here:
iTunes Store - http://allthatisnow.jordanrudess.com
Cdbaby.com - http://cdbaby.com/cd/jordanrudess13
Amazon.com - http://tiny.cc/xh2i7w
Purchase the “JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES” app here:
iTunes Store - http://explores.jordanrudess.com
Learn more about Jordan’s PledgeMusic campaign and pledge here:
PledgeMusic - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jordanrudess

ALL THAT IS NOW   Track List   50:18    
 1.  Flash of Hope                            04:33    
 2.  Pacific Waves                            03:38    
 3.  Spectral Haze                             04:23    
 4.  A Last Goodbye                         03:43    
 5.  State of Being                            03:01    
 6.  Flying into Blue                         03:30    
 7.  A Thousand Years                    03:20    
 8.  Uncovered                                  03:35    
 9.  The Telling                                  04:37   
10.  Altitude High                             04:06    
11.  The Untouchable Truth           04:35    
12.  Looking Beyond                       02:57    
13.  Eye Wonder                              04:18   




12/05/2013
Jordan To Appear At WiredStore NYC On Dec 7th at 3pm
Come see Jordan play the Seaboard at the Wired Store Saturday at 3:00 as part of their Saturday Sounds! http://store.wired.com/display_events


11/24/2013
Jordan Rudess & Judith Lynn Stillman - Rhode Island College Dec 9, 2013

Jordan Rudess & Judith Lynn Stillman accompied by the RIC Smphony Orchestra will perform a special concert December 9, 2013 at 8pm in the Roberts Auditorium.

The concert will feature works by Mozart, Bartok, Sibelius, and Khachaturain. A performance of Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in E-Flat Major will be dedicated to Jordan and Judys mothers.

Tickets are available now by calling (401) 456-8144

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave.
Providence RI, 02908

 




11/10/2013
Rudess Morgenstein Project Live Dates Announced!

In November, keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and drummer extraordinaire Rod Morgenstein (Winger), will bring their acclaimed Rudess Morgenstein Project back to the stage.  A select few dates will feature the electrifying progressive rock duo showcasing their talents, performing songs from their self-titled studio album for audiences in New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.  Be among the first to score tickets for the Rudess Morgenstein Project and secure your seat at one of this year's most musically engaging and fulfilling events.  Don't miss this opportunity to see Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess, and Winger's Rod Morgenstein live on stage in this intimate duo performance.

Tickets are available from the following venues:

Nov. 19

Washington, DC  -  U Street - TICKETS

Nov. 20

Philadelphia, PA  -  World Café Live - TICKETS

Nov. 21

Englewood, NJ  -  Bergen PAC - TICKETS

Nov. 22

Bay Shore, NY - Boulton Center - TICKETS




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