Dream Theater

Essential Albums

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About Dream Theater

Progressive metal band Dream Theater evolved out of the rock group Majesty, which was founded by a trio of Rush-loving Berklee College of Music students. ∙ In 1992, Dream Theater released their breakthrough song and biggest hit to date, the Shakespeare-quoting “Pull Me Under.” ∙ Their fifth album, 1999’s Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, was named among the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time by Guitar World magazine. ∙ In 2007, Utah governor Jon Huntsman—an avowed prog-rock fan—declared July 30 Dream Theater Day in celebration of the band’s first show in the state in seven years. ∙ Beginning with 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings, they had three consecutive albums reach the Top 10 of Billboard’s Pop chart. ∙ A 2011 Rolling Stone readers poll named Dream Theater among the best prog-rock bands of all time. ∙ They’ve been nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Best Metal Performance for the 2013 single “The Enemy Inside.”

HOMETOWN
New York, NY, United States of America
FORMED
1986