American progressive rockers Dream Theater will make their India debut on 8 October in Mumbai at MMRDA grounds as part of their “Images, Words and Beyond” 25th Anniversary World Tour.
In a conversation, organiser Cyrus Gorimar from Opium Events said, “I tried to get them down in 2007 but it didn’t work out for whatever reason. I’ve kept trying and this past April I tried again and finally got them.”
According to Cyrus, the band members are very particular about their sound and are coming to India with almost 9,000 kg of gear, which includes sidefills, sound console, monitors, amps, microphones and cables.
“The only thing we are giving is the PA and stage,” says Gorimar. The news is a dream come true for many Indian fans, who have been following the band since their debut 1989 record When Dream And Day Unite.
Over the last few years, Indian venues have played host to artists such as Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Justin Bieber and Coldplay. Having Dream Theater up on that list is a fine addition.
People all over the country are waiting with great anticipation to see the Proggers take the stage in India for the very first time and wow audiences with their incredibly technical and elaborate performance. Indeed , as Cyrus Gorimar puts it, it will be a “once-in-a-lifetime concert and experience”.