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Portnoy

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DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:21 AM (permalink)
Just got this below email from our A&R guy at Roadrunner....
 
Dream Theater's Black Clouds & Silver Linings entered the US Billboard Charts today at #6!!

This is truly amazing....that after almost 25 years together, this band is still growing and progressing and doing bigger and better numbers than ever.....I can't think of many bands that can claim that...

Plus - a progressive metal album with four songs over 12 minutes in the US Top 10???

(wedged between Jonas Brothers, Eminem and Hannah Montana!)
Hell must've frozen over!!!!

(this must be a first of its kind.....)
 
See the statistics below.....
 
Thank you everybody! 
MP


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from Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records):

We did 40,285 units in the first week to come in at #6 (!!!) 
 
That is DT’s highest US chart number ever, beating “Systematic Chaos” which charted at #19 back in May 2007 and until now was the band’s highest chart debut.
 
That is also DT’s highest first week units total ever - handily beating “Awake” which did 36,160 first week back in October 1994 (#32 on the chart). “Awake” was the first (and very heavily anticipated) DT album in the wake of the band’s previous breakthrough album “Images And Words” - with its smash hit “Pull Me Under” - and yet here we are 15 years later totally crushing it. 

Previous DT highs:
Systematic Chaos:  35,689 (#19) – May 2007
Awake: 36,160 (#32) – October 1994
 
FYI, 4,783 of those sales were digital (over 10%), and we have actually scanned 40,591 to date because there were pre-release street violations of 306 units last week.
 
AND lastly, we are the #2 debut of the week. Below is the Top 10:

1
BLACK EYED PEAS
E.N.D. (ENERGY NEVER DIES) \
 
2
JONAS BROTHERS
LINES VINES & TRYING TIMES 

3
SPEKTOR*REGINA
FAR 

4
MATTHEWS*DAVE BAND
BIG WHISKEY & THE GROOGRUX KIN

5
EMINEM
RELAPSE
 
6
DREAM THEATER
BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS

7
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE F
SOUNDTRACK

8
LADY GAGA
FAME
 
9
GINUWINE
MAN'S THOUGHTS

10
HANNAH MONTANA
HANNAH MOVIE SNDTRK


So there you have it. To achieve all of this 25 years into the band’s career is simply a monumental feat, not to mention it was done in a poor economy, where it is hard to find a real record store and where sales are down 52% since 2001 and probably down close to 20% this year from 2007.
 
Congrats to all!!!!!!!!!




<message edited by Portnoy on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:22 AM>
 
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    ganpondorodf

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    Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:23 AM (permalink)
    Well done to the band!  You deserve it after so many years of hard work...  And with such a great album too!  Good job!
    <message edited by ganpondorodf on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:24 AM>
    Do you like Prog?  Of course you do!  Stream/download my prog album FOR FREE here:

    https://thomascosgrove.bandcamp.com/
     
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      Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:24 AM (permalink)
      Nice
      Although variety's the spice of life
      A steady rhythm is the source
      Simplicity's the crucial thing
      Systemically of course
       
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        Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:24 AM (permalink)
        Congrats to you and the band, Mike! Didn't realize that this was the largest amount you've ever sold of any album on the first week after release! Considering how sales continue to drop in the recording industry, this is an even bigger accomplishment! Keep up the great work!
         
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          Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:25 AM (permalink)
          WHUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
           
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            Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:25 AM (permalink)
            That's what I call prog.
            Innocent lovers... IT'S A LIE!
             
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              Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:28 AM (permalink)
              hell yeah
              "I want to see the look on her face when she eats my pudding"
               
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                Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:28 AM (permalink)
                AWESOME news!

                Congratulations to all of the guys, you well deserve it!

                 
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                  Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:29 AM (permalink)
                  Setlist Scotty


                  Congrats to you and the band, Mike! Didn't realize that this was the largest amount you've ever sold of any album on the first week after release!
                   


                  +1
                   
                  How awesome is that!
                   
                  Thank you, Mike, for a killer album!
                  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 - Are you lost??
                   




                   
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                    Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:30 AM (permalink)
                    Awesome news. Congratulations!! GO DT!!

                     
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                      Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:32 AM (permalink)
                      Congats to the band for this great accomplishment.After 24 plus years the rest of the world is finally catching up.You guys should be very proud of all your hard work.Cheers!!!!
                       
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                        Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:32 AM (permalink)
                        And I thought Octahedron would hurt DT's numbers... TMV is not even there!!!

                        Great accomplishment and the result of a lotta work through all these years!

                        Gratz!
                         
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                          Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:32 AM (permalink)
                          I said it in another thread, but congrats to Mike and the rest of the guys!

                          This album truly deserves the honor. Cheers to your current success and to continued success in the future.

                          I am very satisfied that it beat the crap out of the Hannah Montana movie soundtrack...
                          <message edited by Derango on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:34 AM>
                           
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                            Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:32 AM (permalink)
                            That is INCREDIBLE!  Number 6? I dont know if anyone could have guessed that low of a number.  Congrats to DT, getting that slot is well deserved. 
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                              Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:33 AM (permalink)
                              Well done Mike and DT. What next??
                               
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                                Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:33 AM (permalink)
                                this is awesome!! congrats, guys!
                                 
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                                  Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:35 AM (permalink)
                                  Shit how is that even possible? You beat Hannah Montana o_O


                                  Fucking.......huge congrats!!!!

                                   
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                                    Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:36 AM (permalink)
                                    Congratulations!!! :D
                                    You guys really deserve it after releasing such an outstanding album as I said many times!

                                    By the way Mike, does anyone know already how many copies were sold worldwide so far?

                                     
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                                      Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                      Sweet! That's GOTTA feel good!!
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                                        Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                        OUTSTANDING!
                                        Congrats to DT who definitely deserve it for the INCREDIBLE album they have released!
                                        check out my band, Liberty's Exiles:
                                        http://libertysexiles.bandcamp.com/album/libertys-exiles-2
                                         
                                         
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                                          Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                          Well Deserved and Congrats to Dream Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                           
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                                            Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                            Fjooking Amazing! Who'd have thought that a band like DT could enter the US charts that high!!!??
                                            Please allow image resizing on-the-fly! :p
                                             
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                                              Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:39 AM (permalink)
                                              Very nice, way to go fans and DT!
                                              BRING IT!!!
                                               
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                                                Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:40 AM (permalink)
                                                Congratulations MP and the band! After 25 years you finally crack the Top 10! And what better album to do it with than BC&SL?
                                                 
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                                                  Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                                  *applause*
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                                                    Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                                    that is an insane result...congrats MP and DT...is world domination as far away as we think?
                                                    I would love to buy a Jumping Castle
                                                     
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                                                      Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                                      That's great.  Good to see that other people are starting to see how great DT is.  Congrats!
                                                       
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                                                        Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:44 AM (permalink)
                                                        I was honestly questioning if this album would do well on the charts simply because of how long the songs are... this is awesome guys! Keep up the good work! Lets see DT in that #1 spot when the next album rolls around!
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                                                          Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:45 AM (permalink)
                                                          All I can say is . . .
                                                           
                                                          YYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
                                                           
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                                                            Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:47 AM (permalink)
                                                            Wow, great achievement! Congratulations to everyone involved.

                                                            I just checked the Dutch charts, and here the new album did even better, it entered at #3!!!
                                                             
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                                                              Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:47 AM (permalink)
                                                              This is absolutely insane! WELL DONE!



                                                               
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                                                                Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:47 AM (permalink)
                                                                plus the iTunes sales....
                                                                big achievement in DT career.
                                                                Congrats
                                                                Carpe Diem !
                                                                 
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                                                                  Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:48 AM (permalink)
                                                                  That is just awesome. Major congrats to you and the band Mike!!
                                                                   
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                                                                    Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:49 AM (permalink)
                                                                    Congratulations, guys! What other band could get more popular 20+ years into their career? This is awesome!
                                                                     
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                                                                      Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:51 AM (permalink)
                                                                      Congrats to YOU!!!! You guys deserve this for all your dedication and work throughout the years.
                                                                       
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                                                                        Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:51 AM (permalink)
                                                                        Very, very well-deserved.  You guys are easily one of the hardest working bands in the biz, and it's wonderful to see it paying off. 
                                                                         
                                                                        On a personal note, I've been on this train since I&W, and I'll be on it for as long and wherever it goes...
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                                                                          Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                                                          woooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooo! Hanna Montana can bite it!
                                                                          Palpatine's  behind it all!
                                                                           
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                                                                            Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                                                            Truly, this is a perfect way to show the people what Dream Theater is really made of.
                                                                             
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                                                                              Re:DT cracks the US Top 10!!!! Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                                                              ...and its only #91 in the Irish charts. Man what a shit country this is!



                                                                               
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