Dream Theater Will Bring “The Astonishing” Rock Opera Tour to North America in Spring 2016
You didn’t really think Dream Theater would only be touring Europe in 2016, did you? They previously announced they’d be playing their entire double-disc, 34-track new album The Astonishing across the pond in February — a bold move, to be sure — but they’d been mum on North American dates; until now. Everyone’s favorite Berklee graduates/dropouts just announced they’ll be bringing the same show to the States come spring. Yayyy!
I cannot stress enough how cool it is that Dream Theater are attempting something so ambitious at this point in their career. They’ve been coasting of late, which John Petrucci implicitly acknowledged in a recent interview, so it’s reassuring to learn they still haven’t lost their creative drive. Could not be any more stoked to hear the new album. Check out the new song “The Gift of Music” at the end of this post.
The Astonishing comes out January 29th. Pre-order here. Tour dates below; tickets go on sale this Friday, December 18th at 10am right here.
14 Quebec City, QC Theatre du Capitole
15 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
16 Toronto, ON Sony Centre
18 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
19 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
20 Hartford, CT Oakdale Theatre
23 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
24 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre
26 Greensburg, PA Palace Theater
27 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
30 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
1 Minneapolis, MN State Theater
3 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
7 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
10 Portland, OR Schnitzer
11 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater