[Concert Coverage] Dream Theater : Top Of The World Tour in Kuala Lumpur

 [Concert Coverage] Dream Theater : Top Of The World Tour in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 2023 - On 10th May 2023, the excitement was apparent at the Zepp Kuala Lumpur  as fans gathered to witness the amazing performance by progressive metal legends Dream Theater. The energy was high, and there was a sense of anticipation for a night filled with mind-blowing musicianship and unforgettable moments.


Dream Theater emerged to thunderous applause as the lights dimmed and the stage was illuminated. The band wasted no time, launching into "The Alien," an epic instrumental track that set the tone for the evening. The intricate melodies and complex rhythms displayed the band's technical prowess, instantly capturing the audience's attention.


Following the explosive opener, Dream Theater transitioned into "6:00," a fan favourite from their classic album "Awake." It was an exciting beginning to an unforgettable concert experience.


Dream Theater captivated the audience with a powerful rendition of "Sleeping Giant," demonstrating the band's ability to blend heavy riffs with intricate keyboard melodies. The energy in the venue was electric, and the audience was completely immersed in the musical journey that was unfolding in front of them.


With its haunting melodies and soaring vocals, "Bridges in the Sky" provided a progressive and atmospheric shift. Dream Theater's tight cohesion and flawless execution were on full display, enthralling the audience and leaving them in awe of their musical prowess.


The setlist continued to highlight the band's diverse discography, with "Caught in a Web," a track that had fans headbanging and singing along in unison. Dream Theater's performance demonstrated their enduring legacy and ability to captivate audiences of all ages.


The band took a brief moment to address the audience, thanking them for their warm reception and the opportunity to perform in Malaysia once more. The fans' appreciation was met with a rousing cheer!


The band performed the next song, "Answering the Call," which featured powerful vocal harmonies and intricate guitar work. Dream Theater then changed gears with "Solitary Shell," a touching ballad that demonstrated the band's ability to convey deep emotion through music.


The band then launched into "About to Crash (Reprise)," a dynamic and high-energy track that energised the crowd. It was followed by a seamless transition into "Losing Time/Grand Finale," a masterpiece that showcased the band's ability to navigate complex compositions with ease.


Everyone was amazed with their iconic hit "Pull Me Under." The energy in the venue peaked, demonstrating the long-lasting impact that this song has had on fans over the years.


The band then gave the audience a taste of their latest album by performing "A View From the Top of the World." The song demonstrated Dream Theater's progression while remaining true to their signature sound.


Last but not least, Dream Theater presented the encore, closing the amazing concert with "The Count of Tuscany." The concert was definitely a sweet treat for all of the Malaysian fans!


Dream Theater : Top Of The World Tour in Malaysia Setlist

1.      The Alien

  1. 6:00
  2. Sleeping Giant
  3. Bridges in the Sky
  4. Caught in a Web
  5. Answering the Call
  6. Solitary Shell
  7. About to Crash (Reprise)
  8. Losing Time/Grand Finale
  9. Pull Me Under
  10. A View From the Top of the World
  11. The Count of Tuscany (ENCORE)



Photographs provided by official organizer SHIRAZ PROJECTS

Photo Credit: echolalia pictures


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WL Jack

Dr Jack Chan Wah Loong is the Head Of Medical Department and Internal Medicine Specialist in his current Hospital. Apart from medical related works, he is also a blogger, journalist and photographer since the year of 2008. He is also the chief editor for wljack.com, a website with a dedicated team of journalists that write coverage on Malaysia events and happenings since 2013.

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