[News] Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini shares “Tour Prep” playthrough video of new single “The Alien”

Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini has shared a drum playthrough video of the band’s new single “The Alien“, with a twist. Watch the video through the Mike Mangini official YouTube channel below:

Mike Mangini comments: “This drum play-along of ‘The Alien’ was filmed at 110% speed for tour prep purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl Green Chrome Fade Kit used on the album.”

The Alien” is the opener of the band’s upcoming album “A View From The Top Of The World” and showcases the energy the band had after reuniting to begin work on the new record. The song is now available via all streaming partners. An animated video for the track that clocks in at 9:32 is also available.

It’s the first one we wrote together. It gives people a window into what it was like when we initially met up after all of those months off. It has the adventure, the untraditional structure, the heaviness, and the hooks. It really set the tone for the album,” explains John Petrucci. “James wrote the lyrics about the idea of terraforming and looking beyond our Earth for alternative settlements. Since we’re going beyond our planet, ‘The Alien’ turns out to be us. I thought it was a cool and creative lyric by James.”

Read our article about the new album and watch the animated video for the single here: https://progrockjournal.com/news-dream-theater-release-video-for-the-alien-from-upcoming-new-album/

Dream Theater will hit the road this October with Arch Echo.

Purchase the tickets on the Dream Theater official website: https://dreamtheater.net/tour/

Tour Dates

10/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
10/29 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
11/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/02 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/06 – Denver, CO @ Paramount
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
11/12 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
11/15 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
11/16 – Quebec, QC @ Grand Theatre
11/17 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
11/19 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
11/21 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/23 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center – Wang Theatre
11/28 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
11/29 – Red Bank, NJ @ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center
11/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
12/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
12/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
12/06 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
12/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
12/09 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
12/10 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
12/11 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
12/13 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
12/14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

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