Dates get Underway October 5th at Bethlehem, PA’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Tickets on Sale August 5th
Widely Acclaimed Double Concept Album The Astonishing Out Now
AUGUST 1, 2016 - Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced detailsof a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway October 5th at Bethlehem, PA’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center, will see the pioneering group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album The Astonishing in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience (see attached itinerary). Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for select North American dates go on sale this Wednesday, August 3rd at 10am local right HERE with general on sale starting Friday, August 5th. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visit bit.ly/dt2016US.
Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 unique acts, Dream Theater’s new album The Astonishing debuted atop Billboard’s “Rock” and “Hard Rock” album charts, marking the group’s third No. 1 “Hard Rock” album following Black Clouds & Silver Linings and 2013’s self-titled LP.“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. The Astonishing is available at all DSPs (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishing) and 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 via Dream Theater’s webstore (http://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 ofa 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 musical 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).
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016
5 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
8 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
19 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
22 Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre - Portchester
31 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
1 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater