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Dream Theater announce fall 2019 North American tour

on July 22, 2019, 1:27pm

Dream Theater will hit the road on the second North American leg of their “Distance Over Time Tour” in September, and as they did on the first leg, the prog-metal band will play their classic album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory in its entirety.

The fall run will kick off September 26th in Louisville, Kentucky, and run through a November 11th date in Kitchener, Ontario. View the full list of tour dates below.

The show consists of two sets — one in which the band performs songs from their 2019 album Distance Over Time, as well as other favorites, and the other in which they perform 1999’s Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory in full in honor of the 20th anniversary of that landmark album.

“That was a big record for us,” John Petrucci told us of Scenes From a Memory when we interviewed him prior to the tour’s first leg. “We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary, which is crazy. That was the first record [keyboardist] Jordan Rudess recorded with us when he joined the band, so it was monumental that way, and it was the first record where we self-produced — every record before that, we had an outside producer. And it was our first concept album, which was a big undertaking for us.”

(Buy: Tickets to Dream Theater’s Upcoming Tour Dates)

He added, “As a progressive band, you’d think it’s a very natural thing to fall into, but some of our favorite bands made some of the most incredible concept albums of all time — like [Pink Floyd’s] The Wall, and [The Who’s] Tommy, and [Queensrÿche’s] Operation Mindcrime. So, we were like, “Are we ready to do this? We don’t want it to be some hack concept. We want to do it right.” So, it ended up being something our fans really loved, and felt really close to — and 20 years later, it turned out to be one of our band’s favorites. So we’re happy to celebrate the [anniversary of] its release.”

As mentioned, Dream Theater’s latest album is Distance Over Time, which received a very favorable review from Heavy Consequence when it arrived earlier this year, and landed on our list of the Top Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2019 (So Far).

Dream Theater 2019 North American Fall Tour Dates:
09/26 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
09/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
09/29 – Canton, OH @ Canton Palace Theatre
10/01 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
10/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
10/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
10/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
10/06 – Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center
10/08 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/09 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/11 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre New Jersey
10/12 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre – Albany
10/15 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post
10/17 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
10/18 – Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis
10/19 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
10/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre – San Antonio
10/23 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
10/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre
10/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall
10/27 – El Cajon, CA @ Magnolia Performing Arts Center
10/28 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
10/30 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
11/01 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
11/04 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater – Omaha
11/05 – Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater – Madison
11/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/09 – Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater
11/11 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre In the Square