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DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE THEIR “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR

  • DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE THEIR “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    DECEMBER 17, 2013
     
    DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR;
     
    NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK KICKS OFF ON MARCH 20TH IN TORONTO;
     
    PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS EARN SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION,
     
    “THE ENEMY INSIDE” UP FOR 2014 “BEST METAL PERFORMANCE”;
    CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “DREAM THEATER” OUT NOW
     
    Roadrunner Records group Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour.  The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, MX (see attached itinerary).  Presale tickets will be available starting at 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 18th with general onsale for select dates starting at 10:00AM ET on Friday, December 20th. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information, please visit http://www.dreamtheater.net/tour. 
     
    Dream Theater’s guitarist, John Petrucci commented, “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride’!  Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DT live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.  With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of Dream Theater from the moment you enter the venue.   We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around.  We’ll be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DT songs for all of our long time and hard-core fans.  We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!”
     
    What’s more, Dream Theater recently earned a second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled worldwide smash album. “DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200.   The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia. 
     
    “DREAM THEATER,” which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous group.  Rolling Stone touted the collection as “…the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire picked “DREAM THEATER” as one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep selected the record as one of the “10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.”
     
    “DREAM THEATER” follows 2011’s acclaimed “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.” That album – highlighted by “On The Backs Of Angels,” which earned the iconic band its first ever GRAMMY Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category) – proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”  
     
    With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard-rock giants. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.”
     
    “DREAM THEATER” is currently available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 Gram Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set at the Roadrunner Records Webstore. 
     
     
     
    AN EVENING WITH 
    DREAM THEATER
    “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR 2014
    March 20th – April 26th
     
     
    JANUARY
    15 Oporto, PT - Coliseu Do Porto
    16 Madrid, ES - Palacio Vistalegre
    17 Pamplona, ES - Anaitasuna
    18 Barcelona, ES - St. Jordi Club
    20 Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
    21 Florence, IT - Obihall
    22 Rome, IT - Palalottomatica
    23 Padova, IT - Geox Theatre
    25 Vienna, AT - Gasometer
    26 Munich, DE - Zenith
    27 Zürich, CH - Volkshaus Zürich
    29 Prague, CZ - Tipsport Arena
    30 Ludwigsburg, DE - Arena
    31 Paris, FR - Zenith
     
    FEBRUARY
    1 Offenbach, DE - Stadthalle
    3 Zagreb, HR - Cibona
    4 Ljubljana, SI - Small Tivoli
    5 Katowice, PL - Spodek Hall
    7 Bamberg, DE - Brose Arena
    8 Deinze, Be - Brielpoort
    9 Hannover, DE - Swiss Life Hall
    10 Saarbrucken, DE - Saarlandhalle
    12 Lille, FR - Aeronef Club
    13 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Manchester
    14 London, UK - Wembley Arena
    15 Wolverhampton, UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
    17 Amsterdam, NL - Heineken Music Hall
    18 Dusseldorf, DE - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
    20 Copenhagen, DK - Falkoner Theatre
    21 Oslo, NO - Spektrum Arena ANS
    22 Stockholm, SE - Annexet
    24 Helsinki, FI - Ice Hall
    26 St Petersburg, RU - Yubileyniy Sport Palace
    28 Moscow, RU - Stadium Live
     
    MARCH
    2 Vilnius, LT - Siemens Arena
    20 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
    21 Montreal, QC - Bell Center
    25 Boston, MA -  Opera House
    27 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
    28 New York, NY -  Hammerstein Ballroom
     
    APRIL
    1 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
    2 Pittsburgh, PA - The Palace
    4 Detroit, MI - Fillmore
    5 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
    6 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
    8 Minneapolis, MN - Burnsville Performing Arts Center
    9 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater 
    10 Denver, CO - Paramount 
    12 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    14 Seattle, WA - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
    15 Salem, OR - Elsinore Theatre
    17 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
    18 San Diego, CA - Balboa Theater
    19 Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum
    23 Monterrey, MX - Arena Monterrey 
    24 Mexico City, MX - Arena Ciudad De Mexico
    26 Guadalajara, MX - Auditorio Telmex 
     
     
    Posted by Mark Bredius Dec 17, 13.
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on December 17, 2013 - 2:59pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 17, 2013
 
DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR;
 
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK KICKS OFF ON MARCH 20TH IN TORONTO;
 
PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS EARN SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION,
 
“THE ENEMY INSIDE” UP FOR 2014 “BEST METAL PERFORMANCE”;
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “DREAM THEATER” OUT NOW
 
Roadrunner Records group Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour.  The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, MX (see attached itinerary).  Presale tickets will be available starting at 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 18th with general onsale for select dates starting at 10:00AM ET on Friday, December 20th. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information, please visit http://www.dreamtheater.net/tour. 
 
Dream Theater’s guitarist, John Petrucci commented, “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride’!  Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DT live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.  With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of Dream Theater from the moment you enter the venue.   We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around.  We’ll be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DT songs for all of our long time and hard-core fans.  We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!”
 
What’s more, Dream Theater recently earned a second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled worldwide smash album. “DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200.   The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia. 
 
“DREAM THEATER,” which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous group.  Rolling Stone touted the collection as “…the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire picked “DREAM THEATER” as one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep selected the record as one of the “10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.”
 
“DREAM THEATER” follows 2011’s acclaimed “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.” That album – highlighted by “On The Backs Of Angels,” which earned the iconic band its first ever GRAMMY Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category) – proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”  
 
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard-rock giants. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.”
 
“DREAM THEATER” is currently available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 Gram Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set at the Roadrunner Records Webstore. 
 
 
 
AN EVENING WITH 
DREAM THEATER
“ALONG FOR THE RIDE” TOUR 2014
March 20th – April 26th
 
 
JANUARY
15 Oporto, PT - Coliseu Do Porto
16 Madrid, ES - Palacio Vistalegre
17 Pamplona, ES - Anaitasuna
18 Barcelona, ES - St. Jordi Club
20 Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
21 Florence, IT - Obihall
22 Rome, IT - Palalottomatica
23 Padova, IT - Geox Theatre
25 Vienna, AT - Gasometer
26 Munich, DE - Zenith
27 Zürich, CH - Volkshaus Zürich
29 Prague, CZ - Tipsport Arena
30 Ludwigsburg, DE - Arena
31 Paris, FR - Zenith
 
FEBRUARY
1 Offenbach, DE - Stadthalle
3 Zagreb, HR - Cibona
4 Ljubljana, SI - Small Tivoli
5 Katowice, PL - Spodek Hall
7 Bamberg, DE - Brose Arena
8 Deinze, Be - Brielpoort
9 Hannover, DE - Swiss Life Hall
10 Saarbrucken, DE - Saarlandhalle
12 Lille, FR - Aeronef Club
13 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Manchester
14 London, UK - Wembley Arena
15 Wolverhampton, UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
17 Amsterdam, NL - Heineken Music Hall
18 Dusseldorf, DE - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
20 Copenhagen, DK - Falkoner Theatre
21 Oslo, NO - Spektrum Arena ANS
22 Stockholm, SE - Annexet
24 Helsinki, FI - Ice Hall
26 St Petersburg, RU - Yubileyniy Sport Palace
28 Moscow, RU - Stadium Live
 
MARCH
2 Vilnius, LT - Siemens Arena
20 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
21 Montreal, QC - Bell Center
25 Boston, MA -  Opera House
27 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
28 New York, NY -  Hammerstein Ballroom
 
APRIL
1 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
2 Pittsburgh, PA - The Palace
4 Detroit, MI - Fillmore
5 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
6 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
8 Minneapolis, MN - Burnsville Performing Arts Center
9 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater 
10 Denver, CO - Paramount 
12 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
14 Seattle, WA - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
15 Salem, OR - Elsinore Theatre
17 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
18 San Diego, CA - Balboa Theater
19 Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum
23 Monterrey, MX - Arena Monterrey 
24 Mexico City, MX - Arena Ciudad De Mexico
26 Guadalajara, MX - Auditorio Telmex