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2017
The Source
2016
Universal Migrator Pt. 1 & 2
2016
01011001
2016
The Human Equation
2016
Into the Electric Castle
2016
Actual Fantasy Revisited
2016
Timeline
2016
The Final Experiment (Special Edition)
2016
The Theater Equation (Live)
2013
The Theory of Everything
Ayreon Sep 20, 2017
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Ayreon Sep 20, 2017
I don’t even know how to begin to thank you for the warm welcome you gave us at the first official Ayreon shows in 22 years. As I said on stage, it truly was an emotional rollercoaster for me. It was a huge transition from my simple, nerdy, reclusive life to this huge warm shower of love that you poured over us. I have to admit it’s sort of a double feeling for me. Firstly I’m having difficulties dealing with all the attention, simply because I don’t think I deserve it. But at the same time it’s an amazingly satisfying feeling to be able to make so many thousands of people so happy. Right now I’m totally exhausted. Would you believe I lost over 4 kilos in these last sleepless weeks? But I have to admit I’m quite proud of myself for having conquered (at least for a few days) my two biggest fears: playing live and talking in public. But I swear... it’s all totally been worth it. Sorry for this dramatic sappy message, but it comes from the heart. So... no silly jokes this time, no exclamation marks or smileys... just a lot of love to all of you. And special hugs to those who couldn’t be there, I’m so sorry for not playing live more often. We’ll make it up to you with a great DVD/Bluray. As melodramatic as it sounds, having been face to face with you again I REALLY think you’re the best audience in the world. Please give me some time to answer your hundreds of sweet messages... I’ll get to them all, I promise! Look, there’s an exclamation mark after all :-) And a smiley! Photo by Cristel Brouwer
Ayreon Sep 13, 2017
My dear Ayreonauts, for all of you who will be at the Ayreon Universe shows this weekend and asked about this: here are pictures of the merchandise that will be available. I hope you like what you see, but more importantly... hope you have an AMAZING GOOSEBUMPY time! You can download it here: http://www.arjenlucassen.com/au-merch-overview.pdf Damn, I’m nervous :-)
Ayreon Sep 04, 2017
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Ayreon Sep 02, 2017
Dear Ayreonauts, thank you for all your love and support during the try-out show yesterday! We couldn't have done this without you, see you in two weeks! ~Arjen & team Ayreon Universe Photos by Cristel Brouwer
Ayreon Sep 01, 2017
We are ready for the Ayreon Universe try-out show, are you? Photos by Cristel Brouwer
Ayreon Aug 25, 2017
The Ayreon Universe shows are getting close now...exciting times! If you and/or your friend(s) can't make it, please head over to TicketSwap, where you can safely sell them to Ayreonauts who are still looking for tickets. For everyone looking for tickets: TicketSwap.com is the only website we recommend. They check the tickets for validity and sell them for reasonable prices. Thanxxx and hope to see you soon! ~ Team Ayreon Universe https://www.ticketswap.com/search?query=Ayreon%20Universe
Ayreon Aug 07, 2017
Ayreon
Ayreon Aug 07, 2017
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Ayreon Aug 07, 2017
We had the first rehearsal with the complete cast of musicians for the Ayreon Universe try-out show! This time adding the brilliant vocalists John Cuijpers, Jay van Feggelen, Robert Soeterboek, Stan Verbraak and Jan Willem Ketelaars. Goose bumps all over the place, what a dream team... Thanks all, this will be amazing!
Ayreon Jul 31, 2017
We had the first Ayreon Universe rehearsal with live vocals. Marcela, Irene, Lisette and Paul were giving us goosebumps with their amazing vocals! Everything on schedule, full steam ahead :-)
Ayreon Jul 26, 2017
Sorry to bother you with this once more, but I swear... this is the last time! So, if you would like to hear Ayreon record with an orchestra, please vote for me here: https://www.mo.nl/met/ I'm currently at #2, so every vote matters! Just click on ‘stem’ after my name, enter your name and email address, last step is to confirm your vote in the email they’ll send you. Thanks so much! Oh, here’s a little interview with me about this, all in Dutch, sorry! - Metropole Orkest
Ayreon Jul 24, 2017
The rehearsals for the Ayreon Universe shows are in full swing! The amazing musicians from left to right: Ben, Jeroen, Ed, Marcel, (some intruder), Maaike, Johan, Joost and Ferry.
Ayreon Jul 11, 2017
Warning... shameless self-promotion Part 2! The Metropole Orchestra (who’ve worked with Steve Vai and Within Temptation amongst many others) are looking to record with an artist, and they leave it up to the people to choose. Thanks to you I’ve made it through round 1, now you can vote again! Would be so cool, thanks in advance! https://www.mo.nl/met/ Just click on ‘stem’ after my name, enter your name and email address, last step is to confirm your vote in the email they’ll send you.
Ayreon Jun 25, 2017
Some Ayreon Universe news: Russell Allen recently let me know that he can’t participate in the shows. But I’m excited to tell you that the amazing John ‘Jaycee’ Cuijpers (Praying Mantis) will join us on stage for some vocals! You may know John from his powerful rendition of Sail Away to Avalon on the acoustic CD of The Final Experiment. Welcome once again to the Ayreon Universe, John!
Ayreon Jun 03, 2017
Holy crap.... I just heard that the Ayreon Universe Try-out show was sold out within minutes! We are totally honored, thanks so much :-) Sorry to all who just missed out... but congrats to all who got tickets, see you there!
Ayreon Jun 03, 2017
Ayreon Jun 01, 2017
In case you missed this Ayreon Universe news: Try-out show on September 1 & Ultimate Experience tickets for September 15! - The Try-out will be on the Jupiler Stage 013 Tilburg, featuring 13 of the original musicians and 4 special guests. The whole set will be played. - The Ultimate Experience gives only 100 fans the exclusive opportunity to access to the dress rehearsal, including meet & greets, special merch items and more. Ticket sales start June 3, hope to see you there! Get the details here: http://bit.ly/AU_new
Ayreon May 31, 2017
Ayreon Universe news: Try-out show on September 1 & Ultimate Experience tickets for September 15! - The Try-out will be on the Jupiler Stage of 013 in Tilburg, featuring 13 of the original musicians and 4 special guests. The whole set will be played. - The Ultimate Experience gives only 100 fans the exclusive opportunity to access to the dress rehearsal, including meet & greets, special merch items and more. Ticket sales start June 3 at 10:00 AM CEST, get the details here: http://bit.ly/AU_new See you all in September!
Ayreon May 18, 2017
Check this out, an amazing fan-made all-Lego version of The Day That The World Breaks Down! Imagine how much time and effort must have gone into this...great job, Philip Beierbach! Now let’s see if you guys can recognize the musicians :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnNTu_3iek4
Ayreon May 15, 2017
Wow... The Day That The World Breaks Down has been viewed over half a million times on Youtube now! It’s great to see that in these fast days of YT and FB so many people still invest their precious time in a massive 13-minute piece of music like this one... I’m totally honored, thanks!
Ayreon May 09, 2017
Wow... thank you all so much for getting Ayreon in the charts in so many countries, the highest positions ever! Thanks also to Mascot Label Group for making this a reality. And of course I couldn’t have done it without all the amazing musicians on The Source, you all rule! James Labrie, Floor Jansen, Mike Toehider, Russell Allen, Tobias Sammet, Simone Simons, Tommy Karevik, Hansi Kürsch, Nils K. Rue, Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr., PAUL GILBERT, Michael Eriksen, Marcel Coenen, Guthrie Govan (Official), Zaher Zorgati & Mark Kelly
Ayreon May 05, 2017
Oh wow... this is really amazing... The Source entered the Dutch charts at #1!! To all of you who parted with their hard-earned cash: thanks for making this happen :-)
Ayreon May 03, 2017
Oh yessss... time for some good old speedy proggy metal: Run! Apocalypse! Run! Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/bU-yWohX5F4 This lyric video features vocals by Tommy Karevik, Hansi Kürsch, Michael Mills, Russell Allen, Floor Jansen, Tobias Sammet, Nils K. Rue and James Labrie. Video created by the amazing Wayne Joyner. — Products shown: Ayreon - The Source.
Ayreon May 02, 2017
Wow... the reviews are overwhelmingly positive so far, amazing! Big thanks to all the print and online magazines for your support. Here is a list we compiled of the reviews so far. If you find more please let us know and we’ll add them! Good ones only of course, haha! http://www.arjenlucassen.com/ay8/reviews