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.
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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