Dream Theater kick of Images, Words and Beyond tour in Rome (See setlist)

The band performed the classic album in its entirety and more.

Dream Theater kicked off their Images, Words and Beyond Tour in Rome, Italy last night, Jan 30th and debuted quite an incredible setlist. The first set was comprised of a mix of a few older and newer songs, including 3 from The Astonishing. The second set was the entire Images and Words album, much of which has not been played since the 2012 tour. The amazing surprise was the performance of “A Change of Seasons” as the encore. This was the first time the 25 min-song had been played since 2004.

Act 1
The Dark Eternal Night
The Bigger Picture
Hell’s Kitchen
The Gift of Music
A Life Left Behind
Our New World
The Spirit Carries On
John Myung Solo
As I Am
Breaking All Illusions

Act 2: Images and Words
Pull Me Under
Another Day
Take the Time
Surrounded
Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper
Under a Glass Moon
Wait for Sleep
Learning to Live

Encore:
A Change of Seasons: I The Crimson Sunrise
A Change of Seasons: II Innocence
A Change of Seasons: III Carpe Diem
A Change of Seasons: IV The Darkest of Winters
A Change of Seasons: V Another World
A Change of Seasons: VI The Inevitable Summer
A Change of Seasons: VII The Crimson Sunset

Here is a short clip from “Learning to Live” from the show.



Upcoming Releases

Jan 12th – Kayak – Seventeen
Jan 12th – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next
Jan 19th – Perfect Beings – Vier
Jan 26th – Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham
Feb 16th – Neal Morse – Life & Times
Feb 23rd – Gleb Koloyadin – S/T