Waking Up the World Tour

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Waking Up the World Tour
Tour by Dream Theater
Location Europe, North America, Japan
Associated album Awake
Start date October 20, 1994
End date August 3, 1995
Legs 6
Number of shows 44 in Europe
37 in North America
7 in Japan
88 total
Dream Theater concert chronology

Waking Up the World Tour was a tour by progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater promoting their third studio album Awake.

After a headlining concert called Pre-Awake show on September 9, 1994 at the Foundations Forum in Burbank, California, with Jordan Rudess performed with them at the show, but decided against joining the band for the entire tour, the band held another round of auditions and were impressed with Derek Sherinian, who studied at Berklee College of Music the year before Petrucci, Portnoy and Myung did. He had previously played with Alice Cooper and Kiss and enjoyed similar music to the other members of Dream Theater.[1] He was offered the position on a trial basis at the beginning of October 1994, giving him just two weeks to learn two hours of highly complex music.[2] Derek Sherinian was officially asked to join the band as a full member in February 1995.[3]

The North America leg of the Waking Up The World tour began on October 20, 1994 and finished on December 9, 1994. Over Christmas, James Labrie went on holiday to Cuba with his wife, where he had violent food poisoning.[4] Upon his return home he consulted an ears, nose and throat specialist, who told Labrie that he had ruptured his vocal cords, advising him not to sing for six months to a year. "I was in total shock and devastated", Labrie said. "On the US leg I had been so psyched and couldn't wait to blow everyone away around the rest of the world. We weren't in a position for me to take a six-month break so I had to keep touring."[5] LaBrie was able to continue performing, but his voice became unpredictable.

The band continued with Japanese leg on January 14, 1995 until January 25, 1995. The Great Hanshin earthquake struck Japan while Dream Theater were touring there.[6] Although none of the band was injured, they seriously considered calling off the tour, but only ended up canceling one show. The band held a minute's silence at every show in Japan in memory of those who had died.[7] During the soundchecks for the Japanese shows, the band rehearsed a series of cover songs.

The band continued with European leg on January 31, 1995 in Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London. The show, performed to an invitation-only audience of three hundred, featured guest musicians such as Barney Greenway, Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery and Steve Howe.[8] A selection of covers and medleys performed by Dream Theater at this show were released on A Change of Seasons.[9] The European leg wrapped up on March 15, 1995 in London, England, continued with North America leg on June 9, 1995, European 2nd leg on June 18, 1995 until July 9, 1995, and the whole Waking Up the World Tour concluded on August 3, 1995 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Setlist[edit]

North America 1st leg[edit]

  1. Little Green Bag/Wake Up! (intro tape)
  2. Pull Me Under
  3. 6:00
  4. Innocence Faded
  5. Take the Time (with extended keyboard solo)
  6. Caught in a Web (with drum solo)
  7. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
  8. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (no keyboards)
  9. The Mirror
  10. Lie
  11. Another Day
  12. A Mind Beside Itself:
    1. Erotomania
    2. Voices
    3. The Silent Man
  13. ----------encore----------
  14. Metropolis Part I
  15. Eve (outro tape)
  • Notes: Derek Sherinian did not play keyboards on The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun, since it was low on his priority list of songs to learn, though original plans were for him to learn it later.[10]

Japanese leg[edit]

  1. Little Green Bag/Wake Up! (intro tape)
  2. Pull Me Under
  3. 6:00
  4. Take the Time (with extended keyboard solo)
  5. Caught in a Web (with drum solo)
  6. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
  7. Awake jam
  8. Derek Sherinian keyboard solo
  9. A Crack in the Mirror
  10. The Mirror
  11. Lie
  12. Another Day
  13. A Mind Beside Itself:
    1. Erotomania
    2. Voices
    3. The Silent Man
  14. ----------encore----------
  15. Metropolis Part I
  16. Eve (outro tape)

European 1st leg[edit]

Uncovered gig at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, January 31, 1995

  1. Funeral For a Friend (originally performed by Elton John)
  2. Love Lies Bleeding (originally performed by Elton John)
  3. Perfect Strangers (originally performed by Deep Purple)
  4. Red Hill Mining Town (originally performed by U2)
  5. The Rover (originally performed by Led Zeppelin)
  6. Achilles' Last Stand (originally performed by Led Zeppelin)
  7. The Song Remains the Same (originally performed by Led Zeppelin)
  8. Tears (originally performed by Rush)
  9. Damage Inc. (originally performed by Metallica)
  10. Happiness is a Warm Gun (originally performed by Beatles)
  11. Easter (originally performed by Marillion)
  12. Winter (originally performed by Tori Amos)
  13. In the Dead of Night (originally performed by UK)
  14. Machine Messiah (originally performed by Yes)
  15. Heart of the Sunrise (originally performed by Yes)
  16. Close to the Edge (originally performed by Yes)
  17. Siberian Khatru (originally performed by Yes)
  18. Starship Trooper (originally performed by Yes)
  19. In the Flesh (originally performed by Pink Floyd)
  20. Carry On Wayward Son (originally performed by Kansas)
  21. Bohemian Rhapsody (originally performed by Queen)
  22. Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin (originally performed by Journey)
  23. Cruise Control (originally performed by Dixie Dregs)
  24. Turn It On Again (originally performed by Genesis)

For the rest of 1st European leg setlists included some or most of the following songs (not always in the same order):

  1. Little Green Bag/Wake Up! (intro tape)
  2. Pull Me Under
  3. 6:00
  4. Take the Time (with extended keyboard solo)
  5. Caught in a Web (with drum solo)
  6. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
  7. John Petrucci guitar solo (For Rena/Lost Without You)
  8. Derek Sherinian keyboard solo
  9. A Crack in the Mirror
  10. The Mirror/
  11. Lie
  12. Another Day
  13. A Mind Beside Itself:
    1. Erotomania
    2. Voices
    3. The Silent Man
  14. ----------encore----------
  15. Metropolis Part I
  16. Eve (outro tape)

1st American One-off Shows[edit]

  1. Little Green Bag/Wake Up! (intro tape)
  2. Under a Glass Moon
  3. The Mirror
  4. Lie
  5. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
  6. Showdown (instrumental excerpt)
  7. Caught in a Web (with drum solo)
  8. A Change of Seasons:
    1. The Crimson Sunrise
    2. Innocence
    3. Carpe Diem
    4. The Darkest of Winters
    5. Another World
    6. The Inevitable Summer
    7. The Crimson Sunset
  9. Surrounded
  10. Derek Sherinian keyboard solo with Eruption (Van Halen)
  11. A Mind Beside Itself:
    1. Erotomania
    2. Voices
    3. The Silent Man
  12. John Petrucci guitar solo (For Rena/Lost Without You)
  13. Pull Me Under
  14. ----------encore----------
  15. Wait For Sleep (acoustic version)
  16. Learning to Live
  17. Eve (outro tape)

European 2nd leg[edit]

European 2nd leg setlists included some or most of the following songs (not always in the same order):

  1. Little Green Bag/Wake Up! (intro tape)
  2. Under a Glass Moon
  3. The Mirror
  4. Lie
  5. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
  6. Showdown (instrumental excerpt)
  7. Caught in a Web (with drum solo)
  8. A Change of Seasons:
    1. The Crimson Sunrise
    2. Innocence
    3. Carpe Diem
    4. The Darkest of Winters
    5. Another World
    6. The Inevitable Summer
    7. The Crimson Sunset
  9. Surrounded
  10. Derek Sherinian keyboard solo
  11. A Mind Beside Itself:
    1. Erotomania
    2. Voices
    3. The Silent Man
  12. John Petrucci guitar solo (For Rena/Lost Without You)
  13. Pull Me Under
  14. ----------encore----------
  15. Wait For Sleep (acoustic version)
  16. Learning to Live
  17. Eve (outro tape)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: North America
Supported by: I Mother Earth
October 20, 1994 Providence, Rhode Island United States The Strand
October 21, 1994 Boston, Massachusetts Berklee Performance Center
October 22, 1994 New Haven, Connecticut Palace Theater
October 24, 1994 Buffalo, New York Connecticut St. Armory
October 25, 1994 Toronto Canada RPM Warehouse
October 27, 1994 Baltimore United States Hammerjack's
October 28, 1994 New York City Manhattan Center
October 29, 1994 Pittsburgh Metropolis
October 31, 1994 Columbus, Ohio New Port Music Hall
November 1, 1994 Grand Rapids, Michigan Orbit Room
November 4, 1994 Milwaukee The Rave
November 5, 1994 Chicago Vic Theater
November 6, 1994 Detroit State Theater
November 8, 1994 Minneapolis The Mirage
November 10, 1994 St. Louis, Missouri American Theater
November 11, 1994 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall
November 12, 1994 Oklahoma City Roxy Music Hall
November 14, 1994 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
November 16, 1994 Dallas Deep Ellum Live
November 17, 1994 Austin, Texas Austin Music Hall
November 18, 1994 Houston Tower Theater
November 20, 1994 El Paso, Texas Metropolis
November 22, 1994 Denver Mammoth Event Center
November 25, 1994 Salt Lake City Salt Air
November 27, 1994 Seattle Moore Theatre
November 29, 1994 Portland, Oregon Roseland Theater
December 1, 1994 San Francisco The Warfield
December 2, 1994 Reno, Nevada Del Mar Station
December 4, 1994 Tucson, Arizona Buena Vista Theater
December 5, 1994 Tempe, Arizona Club Rio
December 6, 1994 Las Vegas Huntridge Theater
December 8, 1994 Santa Ana, California The Galaxy Theater
December 9, 1994 Los Angeles The Palace Theater
Leg 2: Japan
January 14, 1995 Kanagawa Japan Kawasaki Club Citta
January 16, 1995 Osaka Osaka Kouseinenkin Kaikan Hall
January 19, 1995 Fukuoka Sun Palace
January 21, 1995 Tokyo Bay NK Hall
January 23, 1993 Shinjuku Kouseinenkin Kaikan Hall
January 24, 1995 Saitama Urawa-shi Bunka Kaikan
January 25, 1995 Miyagi Sendai Izumi T-21 Hall
Leg 3: Europe
Supported by Fates Warning
January 31, 1995 London England Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
February 2, 1995 Bielefeld Germany PC69
February 3, 1995 Erlangen Stadhalle
February 4, 1995 Munich Terminal 1 Flughafen München
February 6, 1995 Ludwigsburg Forum am Schlosspark
February 7, 1995 Leipzig Haus Auensee
February 8, 1995 Hanover Music Hall
February 10, 1995 Offenbach Stadthalle
February 11, 1995 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
February 13, 1995 Gent Belgium Vooruit
February 14, 1995 Utrecht Netherlands Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
February 15, 1995
February 17, 1995 Copenhagen Denmark Alexandra
February 18, 1995 Malmö Sweden Kulturbolaget
February 19, 1995 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
February 20, 1995 Stockholm Sweden Cirkus
February 22, 1995 Helsinki Finland Tavastia Club
February 25, 1995 Rendsburg Germany Nordmarkhalle
February 26, 1995 Berlin Huxley's Neue Welt
February 27, 1995 Bremen Aladin
March 1, 1995 Hamburg Docks
March 4, 1995 Wels Austria Alter Schlachthof
March 6, 1995 Rome Italy Palladium
March 7, 1995 Milan Palasesto
March 8, 1995 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
March 11, 1995 Nijmegen Netherlands De Vereeniging
March 13, 1995 Paris France Elysee Montmartre
March 15, 1995 London England The Forum
Leg 4: North America one-off shows
Supported by: Echolyn
June 9, 1995 Old Bridge, New Jersey United States Birch Hill Nite Club
June 13, 1995 Lido Beach, New York Club Malibu
Leg 5: Europe
Supported by: Threshold
June 18, 1995 Luneburg Germany Flugplatz / Rock Over Germany
June 20, 1995 Kassel Music Theater
June 21, 1995 Lichtenfels Stadthalle
June 23, 1995 Essen Messehalle 6 / Rock Over Germany
June 24, 1995 Schwalmstadt Flugplatz / Rock Over Germany
June 25, 1995 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
June 27, 1995 Donaueschingen Donauhalle
June 28, 1995 Saarbrücken Kulturfabrik
June 29, 1995 Munster Jovel Music Hall
July 1, 1995 Salzburg Austria Rockhouse
July 2, 1995 Munich Germany Olympiastadion / Rock Over Germany
July 4, 1995 Varese Italy Palaghiaccio
July 5, 1995 Rimini Velvet
July 6, 1995 Rome Villa Panphilli
July 8, 1995 Weert Netherlands Bospop Festival
July 9, 1995 Frauenfeld Switzerland Out in the Green Festival
Leg 6: 2nd North America One-off Shows
July 28, 1995 Long Island, New York United States Canoe Place Inn
August 3, 1995 Providence, Rhode Island The Strand

Personnel[edit]

Dream Theater[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 163–4
  2. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 165
  3. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 173
  4. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 166–7
  5. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 167
  6. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 168
  7. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 169
  8. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 170
  9. ^ Wilson 2009, pp. 186
  10. ^ DreamTheaterForums.org Dream Theater Fan Site