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Concerts: Dream Theater Announce Historic American Headline Tour

Posted on Thursday, December 17 @ 20:35:14 UTC by admin

Dates Get Underway April 14 At Quebec City's Theatre Du Capitole
Highly-Anticipated Double Concept Album The Astonishing Set To Arrive January 29th
New Single "The Gift Of Music" Streaming Now At YouTube

Roadrunner Records' group Dream Theater has announced via a live Facebook broadcast today their first North American tour of 2016, which will see the pioneering group performing an historic set in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience.

Set to kick-off April 14th at Quebec City’s Theatre Du Capitole, the spring trek will see the prog-virtuosos delivering a one-of-a-kind show in which they will perform their forthcoming double concept album, The Astonishing, live in its entirety. The momentous tour will continue through May with the band making stops at prestigious theaters throughout North America including New York's Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles' The Wiltern, and Boston's Orpheum Theatre with additional dates to be announced (see attached itinerary). Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the North American dates go on sale this Friday, December 18th at 10am local right HERE, with general on sale starting Tuesday, December 22nd. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visit bit.ly/dt2016US

Earlier this month, Dream Theater debuted The Astonishing's lead single, "The Gift Of Music," in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone in which founding guitarist John Petrucci discussed the origins of the conceptual double album. "Even for a group that has blazed new trails consistently, there's never been anything to compare to The Astonishing, the full-blown rock-opera, jumbo-size concept album... Put simply, the new release lives up to its title in every way imaginable," exclaimed Rolling Stone’s Steve Smith.

Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 unique acts, The Astonishing is available now for pre-order at all DSP's (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishing), with all orders accompanied by an instant gratis download of "The Gift Of Music," which is currently streaming on Dream Theater's official YouTube channel. "The Gift Of Music" plus additional Dream Theater material can also be streamed here: flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingSP.

The Astonishing will also be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and a limited edition deluxe box set, all of which are currently available for pre-order at flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingStore.

Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating, The Astonishing paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It's a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.

The Astonishing follows 2013's worldwide smash album Dream Theater, which earned a second Grammy nomination for the band, topping Billboard’s "Hard Rock Albums" while simultaneously entering at #7 on the 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. Rolling Stone touted the legendary collection as "…the birth of a new era in the band’s career."

For additional news and information, please visit www.dreamtheater.net, www.facebook.com/dreamtheater, www.twitter.com/dreamtheaternet, www.youtube.com/dreamtheater, www.roadrunnerrecords.com, and www.instagram.com/DTImages.

Dream Theater is: John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums).


ACT 1:

1. Descent Of The NOMACS
2. Dystopian Overture
3. The Gift Of Music
4. The Answer
5. A Better Life
6. Lord Nafaryus
7. A Savior In The Square
8. When Your Time Has Come
9. Act Of Faythe
10. Three Days
11. The Hovering Sojourn
12. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
13. A Life Left Behind
14. Ravenskill
15. Chosen
16. A Tempting Offer
17. Digital Discord
18. The X Aspect
19. A New Beginning
20. The Road To Revolution

ACT 2:

1. 2285 Entr'acte
2. Moment Of Betrayal
3. Heaven's Cove
4. Begin Again
5. The Path That Divides
6. Machine Chatter
7. The Walking Shadow
8. My Last Farewell
9. Losing Faythe
10. Whispers On The Wind
11. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices
12. Our New World
13. Power Down
14. Astonishing

Dream Theater World Tour 2016


18 -- London, England -- Palladium
19 -- London, England -- Palladium
22 -- Amsterdam, Holland -- Carre Theater
23 -- Amsterdam, Holland -- Carre Theater
24 -- Amsterdam, Holland -- Carre Theater
26 -- Oslo, Norway -- Konserthus
27 -- Oslo, Norway -- Konserthus
28 -- Oslo, Norway -- Konserthus


1 -- Stockholm, Sweden -- Cirkus
2 -- Stockholm, Sweden -- Cirkus
4 -- Hannover, Germany -- Kuppelsaal
5 -- Paris, France -- Palais des Congres
6 -- Paris, France -- Palais des Congres
8 -- Copenhagen, Denmark -- DR Koncerthuset
9 -- Berlin, Germany -- Friedrichspalast
10 -- Bochum, Germany -- Ruhrcongress
14 -- Nurnberg, Germany -- Meistersingerhalle
15 -- Frankfurt, Germany -- Alte Oper Hall
17 -- Milan, Italy -- Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
18 -- Milan, Italy -- Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
19 -- Milan, Italy -- Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
22 -- Stuttgart, Germany -- Liederhalle Hegel-Saal
23 -- Zurich, Switzerland -- Kongresshaus


14 -- Quebec City, QC -- Theatre du Capitole
15 -- Montreal, QC -- Bell Centre
16 -- Toronto, ON -- Sony Centre
18 -- Albany, NY -- Palace Theatre
19 -- Boston, MA -- Orpheum Theatre
20 -- Hartford, CT -- Oakdale Theatre
23 -- New York, NY -- Radio City Music Hall
24 -- Baltimore, MD -- Hippodrome Theatre
26 -- Greensburg, PA -- Palace Theater
27 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Taft Theatre
30 -- Chicago, IL -- Chicago Theater


1 -- Minneapolis, MN -- State Theater
3 -- Denver, CO -- Paramount Theatre
7 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Wiltern
10 -- Portland, OR -- Schnitzer

[Source: Dream Theater website]

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