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Progressive metal band Dream Theater will be ‘Astonishing’ fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 7

Progressive metal band Dream Theater will be ‘Astonishing’ fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 7
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center and SLP Concerts will present top progressive metal band Dream Theater for their “Astonishing Live” tour, named after their new double album, “The Astonishing,” at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $34.75, $44.75, $54.75 (limited Gold Circle), and $69.75 (pit seating), plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.

Dream Theater’s fans expect the best, always, and they welcome progression, change, and the pursuit of creative muses in equal measure. It’s this tireless devotion that’s allowed co-founders John Petrucci (guitar) and John Myung (bass), enduring cornerstones LaBrie (vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keys), and five-years-deep Mike Mangini (drums) to build a liberating creative environment where they seamlessly transition from the Rush-meets-Metallica shred of early ‘90s MTV hit “Pull Me Under,” to the Pink Floyd-infused atmosphere of “Peruvian Skies,” to the 20-minute epic “The Count of Tuscany,” with some of their most inspired work erupting in just the past few years across modern, legacy-cementing platters “A Dramatic Turn of Events” (2011) and “Dream Theater” (2013).

Dream Theater’s first conceptually driven masterpiece, “Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory” (1999), is spoken about by the Dream Theater faithful in the same reverent tones as cultural touchstone concept albums by The Who, Pink Floyd, Green Day, and Nine Inch Nails.

For their staunch determination, diverse compositions, and effortlessly authentic output, Dream Theater has been rewarded with Grammy nominations, over 12 million in worldwide album sales, and countless accolades from guitar, keyboard, drum, bass, and vocal publications, students, and aficionados in particular. They’ve shared stages with iconic institutions like Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Yes, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (to name but a few). But, most importantly, they’ve earned a fan base whose loyalty, deep involvement, and passion is unmatched.