Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced 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 for the North American dates is set to begin on Friday, December 18th with general on sale starting Tuesday, December 22nd. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visit http://www.dreamtheater.net/tour
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 grat 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: http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingSP
(album art and track listing attached).
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 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 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).
Dream Theater — прогрессив-метал-группа из США. Основана в 1985 году тремя студентами музыкального колледжа Беркли. Dream Theater являются одними из основателей и наиболее известных представителей жанра «прогрессивный метал».
Начало карьеры: Бостон, Массачусетс, США (1986 г.)
Участники: Джон Петруччи, Джордан Рудесс, Майк Манджини, ....
Солисты: Джеймс Лабри (солист с 1991 г.), .....