Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy attends the band’s concert for the first time since his departure

Author Samuel Järvinen - 7.3.2022

Although progressive metal band Dream Theater’s drum virtuoso Mike Portnoy left the band more than a decade ago, Portnoy has never been to see his former band in concert before.

But that’s all changed now, as Portnoy says on Instagram that he went to see the band’s recent New York concert. Portnoy also posted photos with the band members on social media.

“After 36 years, I finally got to see my 1st DT show last night! It was a wonderful evening and it was such a pleasure to spend time with my old friends again.

PS – Of course I spent time w John Myung as well…(in fact, we went to the show with his family), we just didn’t snap a pic”, Portnoy writes.