Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dream Theater add more US dates

Good news for Dream Theater fans: the group has unveiled more US dates for the first leg of their upcoming tour.

7 new shows have been added, including stops in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Pompano Beach, Orlando and Dallas.

The trek is in support of their new album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events,” due September 13.

Most of the shows on the first leg are with label mates Trivium; the tour gets underway in San Francisco on September 24.

“When it comes to touring with Dream Theater, we’ve toured with everyone from Coldplay to Alicia Keys to Zao to Dimmu Borgir, so it’s like we go all around the board,” Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy tells Bloody Disgusting. “Also, every day, every show we’ve played since I was about 16 years old, I’ve used the John Petrucci Rock Disciplines warm-ups on VHS and I’ve got it memorized. I warm up for every single show to his exercises.”

Dream Theater
2011 North American tour

* new date added

Sep 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Sep 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater
Sep 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
Sep 28 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall *
Oct 02 – Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre *
Oct 03 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre (no Trivium)
Oct 04 - Pittsburgh, PA - Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
Oct 06 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Oct 07 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts
Oct 08 - Quebec City, QC - Pavilion de la Jeunesse
Oct 10 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Oct 11 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Oct 12 – New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Oct 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theatre *
Oct 17 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre *
Oct 21 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater *
Oct 22 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (no Trivium)
Oct 23 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live *
Oct 25 - Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
Oct 26 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
Oct 27 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie *

For an ongoing list of current DT concert dates, check the band’s website here.

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