Dream Theater to release new album in February, announce 2019 North American tour

Posted by on November 6, 2018

Dream Theater has announced their new album Distance Over Time will be released on February 22, 2019 via Inside Out Music. The group has recently shared an album teaser of the follow-up to 2016’s The Astonishing as the band’s mastermind John Petrucci expressed his goal was to create the best-sounding Dream Theater record.

Petrucci commented:

“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 added:

“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.”

These progressive metal giants will embark on a North American trek in 2019 to not only celebrate their latest effort but they will also be commemorating the 20th anniversary of 1999’s Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory. The tour kicks off on March 20th in San Diego, CA and runs through May 4th in Mexico City.

Tour Dates:

03/20 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre

03/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

03/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

03/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

03/26 Denver, CO @ Paramount Denver

03/28 St. Paul, MN @ The Ordway

03/29 Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre

03/31 Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre

04/02 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

04/04 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre

04/05 Montreal, QC @ Place Des Arts

04/06 Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du

04/08 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

04/09 Oakdale, CT @ Oakdale Theatre

04/10 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center For The Arts

04/12 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

04/13 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater

04/15 Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre

04/17 Nashville, TN @ TPAC

04/22 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium

04/23 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

04/24 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando

04/26 St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater

04/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theater

04/29 Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory

04/30 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center

05/01 Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall

05/04 Mexico City, MEX @ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez



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