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Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to further concentrate on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010 when Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for Portnoy's replacement drummer. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011.

The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any invited players. In 2009 he was named the No. 2 best metal guitarist by Joel McIver in his book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. He was also named as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" by GuitarOne magazine. Former drummer Mike Portnoy has won 23 awards from Modern Drummer magazine and is also the second youngest person (at the age of 37) to be inducted into the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame. His replacement Mike Mangini has also previously set 5 WFD records. John Myung was voted the greatest bassist of all time in a poll conducted by MusicRadar in August through September 2010. The band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

The band's highest-selling album is the gold-selling Images and Words (1992), which reached #61 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also entered the charts at #32 and #46 respectively and received mostly positive reviews. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the music section of Entertainment Weekly during its opening week of release, despite the magazine generally preferring more mainstream music. In 2007, Systematic Chaos entered U.S. Billboard 200 at #19. By 2008, Dream Theater had sold over 2.1 million albums in the U.S. and over 10 million records worldwide.

The band's eleventh studio album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, was released on September 13, 2011. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #8, two positions lower than their previous release Black Clouds & Silver Linings and entered the UK Rock Chart at #1. The album is the band's first with Mike Mangini, since Mike Portnoy's departure.

Dream Theater is well noted for being one of the early progenitors of the progressive metal genre. The original two members, John Petrucci and John Myung have strong influences from bands such as Rush, Yes, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, various speed metal bands, and even the hair metal of the day. This synthesis created a unique metal that was not traditional of the day: it had distorted guitars and fast riffing, but the music focused more on technical proficiency and precise execution than on heavy metal riffs. The band's music has focused on three main elements: metal, melody, and progressive roots.

Studio albums:
When Dream and Day Unite (1989)
Images and Words (1992)
Awake (1994)
A Change of Seasons (EP) (1995)
Falling into Infinity (1997)
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
Train of Thought (2003)
Octavarium (2005)
Systematic Chaos (2007)
Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011)

Majesty Shows (1986–1988)
Early Dream Theater Shows (1989)
When Dream and Tour Unite (1989)
Pre-Images and Words Shows (1990–1992)
Images and Tour (1992-1993)
Music in Progress Tour (1993)
Pre-Awake Shows (1994)
Waking Up the World Tour (1994–1995)
A Change of Seasons Tour (1995)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
The Fix for '96 (1996)
An Evening of New Music (1997)
Touring into Infinity (1997–1998)
Deep Purple/ELP/Dream Theater Tour (1998)
An Intimate Evening with Dream Theater (1998)
Pre-Scenes From a Memory (1999)
Scenes From a Memory Tour (1999)
Metropolis 2000 (2000)
World Tourbulence (2002)
Escape From the Studio (2003)
Train of Thought Tour (2004)
Octavarium Tour (2005–2006)
Gigantour 2005 (2005)
Chaos in Motion Tour (2007–2008)
Progressive Nation 2008 (2008)
Black Clouds & Silver Linings Tour (2009–2010)
Progressive Nation 2009 (2009)
The Final Frontier World Tour (2010)
A Dramatic Turn of Events Tour (2011)

Band members

Current members:
John Petrucci – guitar, backing vocals (1985-present)
John Myung – bass guitar, chapman stick (1985-present)
James LaBrie – lead vocals (1991-present)
Jordan Rudess – keyboards, continuum (1999-present)
Mike Mangini – drums, percussion (2010-present)

Ex members:
Mike Portnoy – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1985-2010)
Kevin Moore – keyboards (1985-1994)
Chris Collins – vocals (1986)
Charlie Dominici – vocals (1986-1989)
Derek Sherinian – keyboards (1994-1999)

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