Dream Theater is an Americanprogressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name "Majesty" by John Myung, John Petrucci, and Mike Portnoy, while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, two original members remain today along with James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini. Dream Theater has become one of the most successful progressive rock bands since the height of the genre in the mid-1970s. Although the band has had a few successful hits (notably 'Pull Me Under' in the early 1990s, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have mostly stayed underground for their career, feeding off support from their fans. The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines.
26-03-2009: Dream Theater announces its Europe Progressive Nation '09 tour mates.
12-02-2009: Dream Theater announces their tenth studio album, to be released in early summer, 2009.
30-09-2008: Chaos in Motion, a DVD, showing clips from their tour of the same name is released.
5-02-2008: Dream Theater kicked off their "Progressive Nation 2008" tour, alongside Opeth, 3, and Between the Buried and Me, touring around the areas of the United States they haven't performed in for a while
1-26-2008: "Forsaken" music video is released
1-12-2008: Dream Theater announces plans for a Greatest Hits Album
7-13-2007: Dream Theater's Constant motion music video, is released to public.
6-28-2007: Dream Theater announces that a biography will be made about them, called Lifting Shadows.
6-04-2007: Images and Words turns 15 years old, and to celebrate the band is going on a world tour.