Dream Theater Announce European Tour

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DREAM THEATER–John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums–are one of the biggest touring bands in the world having completed a 14-month tour with 110 shows through 34 different countries from 2011-2012 in support of their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Now the Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans have announced the first leg of their European tour launching January 15, 2014 in Porto, Portugal in support of their new studio album being released September 23; it marks the first self-titled release in the band’s nearly three-decade career. The upcoming tour will encompass 30 cities in 16 countries. The band is also planning to tour North America beginning in March 2014.

DREAM THEATER was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing. The album marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous band, their first to have been written and recorded with drummer Mike Mangini (who joined the band in 2010) wholly integrated into the creative process from the start.

“I see every new album as an opportunity to start over,” says Petrucci. “To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about DREAM THEATER and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

DREAM THEATER is proud to provide VIP packages for all shows on their upcoming tour (full tour itinerary below). VIP packages include premium seats, exclusive meet and great with the band, personal photo with the band, signed limited edition collection tour poster, special tour gift, and much more. For more information and to purchase VIP packages and get advance tickets, visit the bands website: http://bit.ly/DTVIPEU. VIP packages and advance tickets go on sale this Tuesday, June 25 at 10am CET.

DREAM THEATER’s U.K. & Europe 2014 tour dates are as follows:

DATE                                     CITY                                       VENUE

Wed                15/1                Porto, Portugal                     Coliseum of Porto

Thu                 16/1                Madrid, Spain                       Palacio Visalegre

Fri                   17/1                Pamplona, Spain                 Anaitasuna

Sat                  18/1                Barcelona, Spain                 St. Jordi Club

Mon                20/1                Milan, Italy                             Mediolanum Forum

Tues               21/1                Florence, Italy                       Obihall

Wed                22/1                Rome, Italy                            Palalottomatica

Thu                 23/1                Padova, Italy                         Geox Theatre

Sat                  25/1               Vienna, Austria                    Gasometer

Sun                26/1                Munich, Germany                Zenith

Mon                27/1                Zurich, Switzerland              Volkshaus

Wed                29/1                Prague, Czech Republic    Tipsport Arena

Thu                 30/1                Ludwigsburg, Germany      Arena

Fri                   31/1                Paris, France                         Zenith

Sat                  1/2                   Offenbach, Germany          Stadthalle

Mon                3/2                   Zagreb, Croatia                    Cibona

Tues               4/2                   Ljubljana, Slovenia              Small Tivoli

Wed                5/2                   Katowice, Poland                 Spodek Hall

Fri                   7/2                   Bamberg, Germany             Stechert Arena

Sat                  8/2                   Deinze, Belgium                  Brielpoort

Sun                9/2                   Hannover, Germany            Swiss Life Hall

Mon                10/2                Saarbrucken, Germany      Saarlandhalle

Wed                12/2                Lille, France                          Aeronef

Thu                 13/2                Manchester, UK                  O2 Apollo

Fri                   14/2                London, UK                         Wembley Arena

Sat                  15/2                Wolverhampton, UK          Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Mon                17/2                Amsterdam, Holland            Heineken Music Hall

Tues               18/2                Dusseldorf, Germany          Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Thu                 20/2                Copenhagen, Denmark      Falconer

Mon                24/2                Helsinki, Finland                 Icehall

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  1. The Metal Advisor June 25, 2013 4:12 am  Reply

    DT were pretty boring when I saw them with Maiden. Portnoy was the only entertaining thing. I’m curious to see what they’d be like without him…

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