Premier Guitar‘s Rebecca Dirks was on location at DREAM THEATER‘s October 2, 2011 concert in Rosemont, Illinois. In the two clips below, she catches up with DREAM THEATER techs John Zocco and Maddi for a rundown of John Myung (bass) and John Petrucci‘s (guitar) rigs.

DREAM THEATER‘s new album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, sold 36,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. The band’s previous CD, 2009’s “Black Clouds Silver Linings”, opened with 40,000 units to land at No. 6. This was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by its predecessor, “Systematic Chaos”, which shifted 36,000 copies in 2007 to enter the chart at No. 19. 2005’s “Octavarium” premiered with 27,000 copies to debut at No. 36.