DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
LAUNCHING JUNE 15 AND WRAPPING JULY 21 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’
WITH SPECIAL GUEST CRIMSON PROJEKCT
DREAM THEATER have announced a second North American leg of a world tour in support of their acclaimed and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner). The progressive hard rock icons who’ve sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide will launch their summer dates June 15 in Rochester, NY and wrap July 21 in Chester, PA. The tour includes stops at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ plus a two-night engagement at the Paramount Theater on Long Island, NY.
Joining DREAM THEATER, starting June 16 in Columbus, Ohio and for the rest of the tour, is special guest Crimson Projekct featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph. They’ll be performing the songs of progressive rock legends King Crimson.
For the past few months DREAM THEATER has been touring around the world including visits to Europe and Mexico and are set to begin an Asian tour on April 19 in Seoul. The tour will bring the group to Japan, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan and will conclude May 8 in Bangkok Thailand.
The band—James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums)—recently received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song is the first single from their 11th studio album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8. The album also features the single, “Build Me Up, Break Me Down.” You can watch the lyric video here.
Meanwhile, A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS is now available on HD Tracks, a digital retailer that offers high resolution downloads. Systematic Chaos and Black Clouds & Silver Linings will soon be available on the platform as well.
Here are DREAM THEATER’s complete tour dates. DREAM THEATER meet & greet and VIP packages are available for all dates. Please visit http://vipnation.com for details.
Date City Venue Thu 4/19 Seoul KR Olympic Hall Sat 4/21 Jakarta ID Mata Elang Indoor Stadium Mon 4/23 Osaka JP Orix Theater Tue 4/24 Shibuya JP AX Thu 4/26 Fukuoka JP Civic Hall Sat 4/28 Aichi JP Prefectural Art Theater Mon 4/30 Yokohama JP Arena Wed 5/2 Singapore SG Kallang Theatre Fri 5/4 Beijing CN Century Theatre Sun 5/6 Taipei TW Taipei University Auditorium Tues 5/8 Bangkok TH Thunder Dome Fri 6/15 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory Sat 6/16 Montebello, QC D-TOX Rockfest Sun 6/17 Lewiston, NY Artpark Tues 6/19 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion Thu 6/21 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Fri 6/22 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Sat 6/23 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre Mon 6/25 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater Wed 6/27 Minneapolis, MN State Theater Thu 6/28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater Sun 7/1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre Mon 7/2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater Tues 7/3 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim Thu 7/5 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre Fri 7/6 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater Sat 7/7 Austin, TX ACL Live Mon 7/9 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre Thu 7/12 Richmond, VA The National Fri 7/13 Washington, DC Warner Theatre Sat 7/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Mon 7/16 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion Wed 7/18 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Thu 7/19 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater Sat 7/21 Chester, PA Harrah's Chester DownsHere are some critical soundbites from the media about A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS, the band’s 11th studio album.
“The group’s members are clearly enjoying a rediscovered melodicism and experimentation in their songwriting. Dream Theater digs in with impressive might into hook-heavy twisting journeys like ‘Bridges In The Sky,’ ‘Breaking All Illusions’ and ‘Outcry,’ yet also softens into a vulnerability never heard before on songs like ‘Far From Heaven’ and ‘Beneath The Surface’…Fans, rejoice: The spirit carries on, very much intact.” --Chuck Taylor, BILLBOARD, October 15, 2011
“’Spine-tingling’ is a term that can be applied to the whole of the album… Dream Theater’s stunning new masterpiece, which sees the band – Petrucci, LaBrie, bassist John Myung, keyboardist Jordan Rudess and new drummer Mike Mangini – performing at the top of their game. Mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), it’s a sonic wonder that keeps revealing surprises even after multiple spins.” --Joe Bosso, MUSICRADAR.COM, August 17, 2011
"Dream Theater have done exactly what they needed to do with this album. John Petrucci's production is fantastic ... This is classic Dream Theater, and it's their best for many years. " -- ALTSOUNDS.COM, September 16, 2011
For an interview with DREAM THEATER, go here (MSO Q+A site)