Mike Mangini made a recent appearance in the studio of Boston radio station WAAF and went ham on a drum kit fashioned from Home Depot buckets, a pasta colander, a trash can lid, and a suitcase.
Even without a professional set, the Dream Theater drummer managed to make the best of his situation and showed those damn buckets who’s boss, mowing through classics like Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” and Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” Just in case the money from Dream Theater’s latest release Distance Over Time isn’t enough, Mangini might consider a career busking on the NYC subways with his pasta colanders for commuters’ spare change, and he’d surely rake it in.
Catch magic man Mike Mangini playing a real drum kit during the remainder of Dream Theater’s U.S. tour dates, at which they’re playing their 1999 album Scenes From a Memory in full:
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall