Dupa aparitia clipului “Valley Of The Queens“, Ayreon ne ofera o noua inregistrare de pe DVD-ul “Ayreon Universe: The Best Of Ayreon Live”. Este vorba despre piesa “And The Druids Turned To Stone”, care il are ca invitat pe Damian Wilson (ex-Threshold).

In septembrie 2017, Ayreon sustinea 3 concerte, sold-out, in Tilburg in fata a peste 9000 de fani veniti din toate coluturile lumii, inclusiv Romania. Aceasta spectacol unic, supranumit Universul Ayreon, va fi lansat, in format CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl si digital download, pe 30 martie sub egida Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings. “Ayreon Universe: The Best Of Ayreon Live” contine 28 de melodii, 16 cantareti invitati si peste 2 ore de muzica capturate cu 30 de camere de ultima generatie.

Din Universul Ayreon au facut parte artisti precum Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Damian Wilson (Headspace), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gentle Storm), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Mike Mills (Toehider), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Irene Jansen, Robert Soeterboek (Star One), John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis), Edward Reekers (ex-Kayak), Jay van Feggelen, Maggy Luyten (Nightmare) si Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories).