Dream Theater brings a prog-rock fantasy to St. Petersburg

The band plays Mahaffey Theater on April 26.

click to enlarge Dream Theater brings a prog-rock fantasy to St. Petersburg
Photo by Mark Maryanovich

For the first time in two decades, members of Dream Theater holed up in a studio where they wrote and recorded for four months. The result was the prog-rock heavyweight’s 14th studio LP, Distance Over Time, which will be celebrated at this Mahaffey Theater show that also commemorates the 20th anniversary of classic concept album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.

Dream Theater. Fri. April 26. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. themahaffey.com.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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