It looks like the Ayreon shows are in great demand! Just days ago, the band announced their first ever shows that will take place on the 15th and 16th of September 2017 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Now, however, a third show has been added on Sunday the 17th after the first two sold out! Tickets for this 3rd show are on sale right now.
Ayreon live shows? That's right, it's happening! In 2017, Ayreon is going to be live on stage in a full-on rock show extravaganza. It's two nights only, on the 15th and 16th of September 2017 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The show is called Ayreon Universe and will feature songs from all Ayreon albums (including from the upcoming release on Mascot Label Group), plus a few fan favorites from Star One. And tons of special guests! Arjen will make a special appearance performing live on stage.
Judging by the guests announced so far, it looks like Ayreon's new album will be stellar. In the last few days, mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen has been revealing some of the guests. You can start discovering more about the album today. Guitarist Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson) is the latest confirmation. He will be doing a guitar solo on the new album and so will Paul Gilbert. Furthermore, Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian, Floor Jansen of Nightwish, Simone Simons of Epica, Tommy Rogers of Between The Buried And Me, James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Michael Mills of Toehider will all sing on the record.
Arjen Anthony Lucassen is at it again! The mastermind behind Ayreon is currently working on a new album to follow 2013's The Theory Of Everything. Earlier this year, Ayreon joined the Mascot Label Group and the band also released The Theater Equation DVD. Now, with a new album in the making scheduled for release in 2017, check out a little teaser just to whet your appetite.
Do you want to see more from Ayreon's upcoming DVD, The Theater Equation? Now you can. This DVD/Blu-ray package was recently announced for release on the 17th June 2016 via InsideOut Music, and you can now view the first full clip from the production. Watch "Day Two: Isolation" here, from the masterpiece The Human Equation. Don't miss it!
As you know, Ayreon are releasing a new DVD/Blu-ray soon, The Theater Equation. The concept album The Human Equation was brought to life as a full-blown musical production. This limited run of performances was witnessed by die-hard fans from across the world, but now Arjen Lucassen's story can be witnessed by all, as a recording of the final night of those special evenings is being released on the 17th of June 2016. The release is subtitled in nine different languages and includes nearly one-and-a-half hours of bonus content. For now, you can watch the full trailer here.
After announcing their upcoming The Theater Equation DVD, Ayreon have now signed with Mascot Label Group. For now, seven Ayreon studio albums are digitally available again at this location. According to mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen, this is just the beginning and you can expect more good news soon. Maybe a new Ayreon record is in the works?
A few years ago, we told you about Ayreon's The Human Equation Theater Experience, a full blown musical production of the band's legendary concept album The Human Equation with several guest vocalists. One of those sold-out special performances was recorded and The Theater Equation will be available on June 17th as a deluxe artbook version including Blu-ray, 2DVDs and 2CDs, as well as a special edition 2CD and DVD digipak, standalone Blu-ray and digital download. For those who couldn't witness it live, now you will be able to watch it at least!
After an appetizing teaser, the time has come for a full extract of music to be revealed from the new Ayreon double album The Theory Of Everything. With not long to go till the album is released on October 28th via Inside Out Music, you can now hear a 4-minute extract from the 20-plus minute track "Phase 1: Singularity". At least it is something. Enjoy!
And so the time has come for Ayreon fans to discover what the long-awaited The Theory Of Everything album will sound like. Arjen Lucassen, in fact, just posted a YouTube video of the official album trailer, which you can enjoy below. The album will be released on October 28th via Inside Out, and will feature many guest artists, that you can read all about here. Take it all in.
After revealing the new album's cover artwork a few days ago, Arjen Lucassen now revealed the tracklist for the new Ayreon double album The Theory Of Everything and why complain? The album will be divided into four main parts, 42 songs, and two discs. Now that the pieces are all coming together, we just need to hear the music. Stay tuned for that.
After revealing the guest list for the new album, Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Lucassen unveiled today the cover art for the new double release which will be titled The Theory Of Everything. The cover was painted again by Jef Bertels and you can take a look at it below.
UPDATE: [Thanks to andreosokin]: As some of you already know, new guests have been announced for Ayreon's new double album The Theory Of Everything. As usual, Arjen Anthony Lucassen is surrounded by a constellation of stars and this time it is no different. Since the last update, Arjen has announced three new guests: progressive rock legend keyboardist Rick Wakeman (Yes), the first female singer is Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and the final keyboardist is Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).
Arjen Lucassen, aka Ayreon, has recently uploaded some more excerpts from the new album The Theory Of Everything on YouTube, revealing the first guest singer. This post was a part of the "guessing contest" on his Facebook page, and more excerpts with other singers are awaited soon. Regarding the first part, the majority of fans instantly guessed Marco Hietala (Tarot, Nightwish, Northern Kings) which has been confirmed today as the first guest on the album. The video can be found below.
And the plot thickens... Arjen Lucassen, prog demi-god, kindly let us know in a funny video last October that he had started work on a new Ayreon album to be released in 2013. While the guest musicians are still unknown, it was revealed today that the new album will be entitled The Theory Of Everything, following 01011001.