This fall, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will embark on a three-continent solo piano tour, "From Bach To Rock", featuring the music of DREAM THEATER reimagined for the piano. The trek will begin on November 12 with performances in Japan, Taibei and Singapore, followed by seven shows in Australia and New Zealand and five shows in Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Many of the venues are offering VIP packages which will provide fans with an intimate experience with Rudess at the piano.
Rudess states about the tour: "Many of my fans only know me as a progressive rock keyboardist but piano is where it all started for me. Sitting at the piano has always felt like the most natural way for me to express my musicality.
"This tour is bringing me to some of the biggest and most exciting markets for DREAM THEATER.
"I'm really excited to return to these countries and share this acoustic evening with some of the most supportive fans in the world."
Rudess's solo concert will travel through his fascinating musical journey — how a young Juilliard piano prodigy destined for a classical music career evolved into a keyboard rock star phenomenon.
Tour dates and ticket links can be found at JordanRudess.com.
Voted "best keyboardist of all time" by Music Radar, Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for Grammy-nominated prog rock band DREAM THEATER. He trained at the world-renowned Juilliard School Of Music, where he first studied as a child prodigy at age nine. As a teen, he defected to synthesizers in a classic act of rock 'n' roll rebellion. In 1994, Keyboard readers voted him "best new talent," and since then has become the universally acknowledged heir to the shredding throne of such prog-rock royalty as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. He is renowned for his unique fusion of classical technique and influences with rock sensibilities.
Jordan's interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps is another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful app-development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music's latest app, GeoShred, was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University's Sondius team.