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JAMES LABRIE RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM:

March 15, 2005

JAMES LABRIE SCHEDULED TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM’ELEMENTS OF PERSUASION’ THROUGH INSIDEOUT MUSIC AMERICAON APRIL 5, 2005

DREAM THEATER VOCALIST SCHEDULES THREE U.S. CONCERTS ONLY

The musical ideas percolating within vocalist James LaBrie are endless. His new solo album, ‘Elements Of Persuasion,’ will be released on April 5, 2005, via InsideOut Music America. Three East Coast tour dates are scheduled shortly after. These are the only U.S. dates planned at the moment.

‘Elements Of Persuasion’ is the first one the Dream Theater vocalist is releasing under his own name. Using the moniker MullMuzzer, LaBrie has actually released two previous solo albums, 1999’s ‘Keep It To Yourself’ and 2001’s ‘2.’

The 12 songs on ‘Elements Of Persuasion’ are “Crucify,” “Alone,” “Freaks,” “Invisible,” “Lost,” “Undecided,” “Smashed,” “Pretender,” “Slightly Out Of Reach,” “Oblivious,” “In Too Deep” and “Drained.”

LaBrie has earned worldwide success with Dream Theater’s updated style of progressive rock, but ‘Elements Of Persuasion’ finds him taking on a more straightforward rock direction. The songs are challenging and intricate while still allowing LaBrie to expand his musical vision. His unmistakable, distinctive voice ties the songs together, making ‘Elements Of Persuasion’ a fully realized, cohesive work.

LaBrie is scheduled to perform a few select U.S. concerts in spring 2005 before embarking on an extensive European tour. Schedule permitting, he will then return for more U.S. dates. LaBrie’s touring band includes keyboardist Matt Guillory and guitarist Marco Sfogli (who both played on ‘Elements Of Persuasion’), bass guitarist Andy DeLuca (Symphony X) and drummer John Macaluso (Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Ark).

For more information, visit www.jameslabrie.com and www.insideoutmusic.com.

U.S. tour dates include:

Thursday, April 14th – Sayreville, NJ Starland BallroomFriday, April 15th – Poughkeepsie, NY The ChanceSaturday, April 16th – Farmingdale, NY The Downtown

Courtesy of www.jameslabrie.com