Dream Theater Announces New Album, 20th Anniversary of 'Metropolis Pt. 2'

By Andrew Magnotta

November 7, 2018

Dream Theater's 2019 is shaping up to be a busy one.

The legendary New York-based progressive rock and metal masterminds announced a new album this week, plus a tour that will celebrate its legacy.

Dream Theater's 14th studio album, Distance Over Time, is due out February 22, 2019.

The band will hit the road about a month later on March 20 in support of the album.

But the tour will also include a celebration of the band's groundbreaking 1999 concept album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory.

Given the virtuoso quintet's propensity for marathon live shows, it's likely the band will perform all or nearly all of Scenes From a Memory on tour.

Guitarist John Petrucci has been raving about his band's latest studio effort, calling it the "best-sounding" album in the band's history.

"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," he said. "For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way."

Dream Theater's last studio album was 2016's The Astonishing

Petrucci spent much of this past year on the G3 tour with Joe Satriani.

Dream Theater 2019 North American Tour Dates

Mar. 20 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre

Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

Mar. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic

Mar. 26 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre

Mar. 28 - St. Paul, MN - The Ordway

Mar. 29 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Theater

Apr. 02 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

Apr. 04 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre

Apr. 05 - Montreal, QC - Place Des Arts

Apr. 06 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du

Apr. 08 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

Apr. 09 - Oakdale, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale

Apr. 10 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center For The Arts

Apr. 12 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

Apr. 13 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater

Apr. 15 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

Apr. 17 - Nashville, TN - TPAC

Apr. 22 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium

Apr. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

Apr. 26 - St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater

Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater

Apr. 29 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory

Apr. 30 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center

May 01 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall

May 04 - Mexico City, MEX - Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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