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As if the Winery Dogs release (July 23rd, 2013 – Featuring Portnoy, Sheehan and Kotzen) isn’t enough to look forward to, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, and Derek Sherinian will be seen on a DVD/Blu-ray of their concert, “Live In Tokyo”, which took place on November 14, 2012. The DVD / Blu-ray will be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment, and will be available on September 3, 2013.
This was an hour and a half concert, featuring music from all of the members musical careers thus-far. The release will also feature some behind the scenes footage of the event’s production.
The PSMS Trailer
A little PSMS Member History
Mike Portnoy originally formed this line-up to rock a NAMM stage at Winter NAMM 2012 – at the Guitar Center Drum Off, and there was an exceptional response to these guys playing together, so they decided to take the act on the road. They toured Europe and Asia, and the footage in this DVD is taken from one of those shows – the Zepp, Tokyo one, to be exact.
Portnoy and Sherinian have obviously worked together before – Sherinian was the keyboardist for Dream Theater from 1994 till 1999, and was also the founder of another supergroup – Black Country Communion. He has also featured a slew of names we recognize on his solo albums, such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, and Billy Sheehan.
Portnoy and Sheehan are also busy with The Winery Dogs, and have an album scheduled to come out July 23rd, 2011. Featuring Richie Kotzen on guitar, The Winery Dogs are focusing more on a classic rock sound, which is a welcome direction to see these guys traveling in. A good change of pace.
MacAlpine and Sherinian also played together in the band Planet X.
The PSMS DVD/ Blu-ray Setlist
That’s a lot of history – and with all that to draw from, they had very little problem coming up with a killer list of songs to bring onstage. Here it is:
1 – A Change Of Seasons: I The Crimson Sunrise (DREAM THEATER song)
2 – Acid Rain (LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT song)
3 – The Stranger (TONY MACALPINE song)
4 – Stratus (BILLY COBHAM song)
5 – Atlantis, Part 1: Apocalypse 1470 B.C. (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
6 – Tony MacAlpine Guitar Solo
7 – Been Here Before (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
8 – Birds of Prey (Billy’s Boogie) / Billy Sheehan solo
9 – The Farandole (TALAS song)
10 – The Pump (JEFF BECK song)
11 – Mike Portnoy Drum Intro
12 – Nightmare Cinema (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
13 – Hell’s Kitchen (DREAM THEATER song)
14 – Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
15 – Lines In The Sand (DREAM THEATER song) (abridged)
16 – Shy Boy (TALAS song) (Billy Sheehan on lead vocals)