Fans from all over the world (54 countries!) came to see Arjen Lucassen bring Ayreon to the stage for the first time in 22 years, and I was lucky enough to see some of the shows. They took place in the Netherlands over September 15, 16, and 17 at the 013 in Tilburg. You can learn more about the shows here.
In this new format that straddles the line between our typical musical based show and a strict review I talk about my experience at the shows with songs thrown in here and there for good measure. Let me know what you like or don’t about this!
Tracks used in the podcast are as follows:
Ayreon – Prologue > Dreamtime
Ayreon – Blackboard > The Theory of Everything, Part 1 > The Theory of Everything, Part 2
Damian Wilson – Thrill Me
Toehider – This Conversation is Over
Nightmare – Ikarus
Star One – Intergalactic Space Crusaders
Ayreon – Everybody Dies!
And of course, some videos of some of this material for you to enjoy: