All good comments Gunga Din and others.
The tour cost / ticket price is really just speculation on my part - we may never know the real reason.
So I now feel extremely fortunate to have attended both DT Australian Tours - I have heard In The Presence of Enemies live...I have heard Count of Tuscany live...I just wanted to hear Breaking All Illusions live!!!
And lets face it, I've been waiting since 1978 for Rush to tour Australia and that will never happen.
Australian Dream Theater fans hang in there.
This is incredibly disappointing, particularly since their fan base appears to be growing in Australia. Or is that just my impression? It's almost inconceivable that they would play Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Korea but not the Australian cities. And nobody from Roadrunner or the band appears to be commenting on the reason. I do note however that on the last tour they dropped the ticket price for the Sydney concert in the last week. All the kiddies next to me at The Hordern paid half what I did. Perhaps it's just too expensive to come here.
It's hard to believe that Dream Theater would play all of Asia and not come to Australia. It will be a massive disappointment if they don't come.
It's a bit of a concern that no Australian dates have been announced, but i haven't given up hope. Good news soon please...