Dream Theater announce North American tour

Dream Theater have revealed the dates and venues of their upcoming North American tour, The Distance Over Time Tour: Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory. The trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of their fifth studio record, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory. Guitarist John Petrucci said of the trek:

“When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way”

Vocalist James LaBrie adds:

“It was like going back to summer camp. Being around each other the whole time made it that much more of a profound experience. I think the songs reflect the energy. It was a lot of fun to have a situation so powerful at this point in our career.”

Limited VIP ticket bundles are available now via Soundrink.

The tour will also be in support of their newly announced fourteenth album, Distance Over Time. The record is scheduled to hit stores February 22nd through InsideOut Music. The cover art was created by Hugh Syme and can be found below. Additional details are pending.

3/20 – San Diego, CA | Balboa Theatre
3/21 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
3/22 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
3/24 – San Francisco, CA | The Masonic
3/26 – Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
3/28 – St. Paul, MN | The Ordway
3/29 – Chicago, IL | The Chicago Theatre
3/31 – Milwaukee, WI | Miller Theater
4/02 – Detroit, MI | The Fillmore
4/04 – Toronto, ON | Sony Centre
4/05 – Montreal, QC | Place Des Arts
4/06 – Quebec City, QC | Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
4/08 – Boston, MA | Orpheum Theatre
4/09 – Oakdale, CT | Toyota Presents Oakdale
4/10 – Red Bank, NJ | Count Basie Center For The Arts
4/12 – New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
4/13 – Upper Darby, PA | Tower Theater
4/15 – Washington, DC | Warner Theatre
4/17 – Nashville, TN | TPAC
4/22 – Charlotte, NC | Ovens Auditorium
4/23 – Atlanta, GA | Tabernacle
4/24 – Orlando, FL | Hard Rock Live
4/26 – St. Petersburg, FL | Mahaffey Theater
4/27 – Jacksonville, FL | Moran Theater
4/29 – Dallas, TX | The Bomb Factory
4/30 – Houston, TX | Revention Music Center
5/01 – Austin, TX | Bass Concert Hall
5/04 – Mexico City, MX | Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez