Ayreon: Details of The Theatre Equation live show revealed.

Ayreon album The Human Equation will come to life as a theatre show in the Netherlands this autumn, starring original vocalist James LaBrie.

The Dream Theater frontman is joined by Heather Findlay, Anneke van Giersbergen and others at the Nieuwe Luxor, Rotterdam, on September 18, 19 and 20.

Arjen Lucassen’s 2004 concept release tells the story of Me, whose emotions have taken over his subconscious following a car crash, and turned his mind into a “frightening and bizarre world.”

Lucassen – who hardly ever plays live but broke his own rule for a run of shows with Giersbergan this month – acts as special advisor to the show, which is being run by his former manager Yvette Boertje.

Tickets only remain for the early show on September 19, which takes place at 3pm.Find out more.


James LaBrie: Me
Devon Graves: Agony
Heather Findlay: Love
Eric Clayton: Reason
Magnus Ekwall: Pride
Marcela Bovio: Wife
Irene Jansen: Passion
Anneke van Giersbergen: Fear
Jermain van der Bogt (Wudstik): Best Friend
Mike Mills: Rage, Father
Nienke Verboom: Nurse
Peter Moltmaker: Doctor
Anita van der Hoeven: Mom


Ed Warby: drums
Jeroen Goossens: flute, woodwind
Johan van Stratum: bass
Maaike Peterse: cello
Ben Mathot: violin
Marcel Coenen: guitar
Freek Gielen: guitar
Erik van Ittersum: keyboard
Ruben Wijga: keyboard
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