American progressive metal rock legends Dream Theater play a special one-off show at Sheffield City Hall on Saturday, July 5, writes Graham Walker.
And we have five pairs of tickets top be won in our exclusive online competition.
The gig is a warm up ahead of their Saturn Stage headline set at Sonisphere Festival Knebworth next day, Sunday, July 6.
Sheffield tickets are from £27.50, may include fees. Buy in person, call 0114 2789789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide in their near three decade career, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard rock giants.
They were named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 Best Prog Rock Bands Of All Time.
Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic IMAGES & WORDS, featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, Pull Me Under, have earned the Long Island-based band countless plaudits, for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation.
Dream Theater released their first self-titled collection DREAM THEATER on Roadrunner Records last September and followed 2011’s acclaimed A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.
That album – highlighted by On The Backs Of Angels, which earned the iconic band its first ever Grammy Award nomination, in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category, proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making Top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including the Billboard 200, as well as picking up Best Album accolades across the world.
In the UK, it was their highest charting album to date.
Dream Theater UK shows are part of a full European tour taking place throughout the summer.
For more about Sonisphere 2014 visit www.sonisphere.co.uk.
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