Now that the amazing 5 disc set Live at Luna Park has been out for just over a week I can safely say it’s one of the most amazing live experiences that exist in recorded form. A Dream Theater show is hard to explain until you’ve witnessed it yourself, but a Dream Theater show in a sold out soccer stadium is magical.
(Cover art courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Luna Park is the name of the famed soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina and it fits a lot of screaming metal fans. What makes this so unique is that there is no way you could ever experience a band like Dream Theater in this setting in the United States. We can see them in small theaters yes, but could you imagine seeing them in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium or the most sacred football stadium in the U.S. Lambeau Field in (my hometown) Green Bay, WI? There are only a couple of bands and most of them are country that get to play those types of stadiums. In fact the only two metal bands that could pull it off are Metallica and Black Sabbath. Led Zepplin could as well if they were to ever reunite.
Here are the specs of this incredible release:
The 2 DVD’s not only feature the 160 minute concert but also some behind the scenes footage, a pretty cool documentary and some other bonuses that fans will enjoy. The 3 CD’s feature again the full concert and some bonus performances. This concert also features new drummer Mike Mangini on his first tour with the band. The track listing also features every song on A Dramatic Turn of Events.
To give you a little taste check out their performances of “On The Backs of Angels” and “Pull Me Under” plus next week we will feature this as a Power Set on the show.