Dream Theater will be hitting the road next month for a world tour in support of their forthcoming album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, which will hit stores on September 13th.
"We are all very pumped about the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events this September, as well as the world tour we'll embark upon in support of the album," said Petrucci. "Our first leg will bring us throughout North America where we'll showcase songs from the new album along with tons of fan favorites and a brand new tour production unlike any other that we've done before. We're equally excited to have our friends in Trivium join us. It's sure to be an incredible tour. We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends on the road this Fall!"
The new album A Dramatic Turn of Events marks the recorded debut of new drummer Mike Mangini. Roadrunner Records will issue the release in multiple versions.
According to the label, in addition to the standard version, a special edition CD/DVD set will include The Spirit Carries On – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater's much-discussed drummer auditions; a double LP Set in gatefold jacket; and a Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set. The A Dramatic Turn of Events Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set includes the A Dramatic Turn of Events album; instrumentals of the entire album; the DVD of The Spirit Carries On; a double-LP Set of A Dramatic Turn of Events (180-Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket); Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat; and a litho print of album. Also, 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater 'Ticket For Life,' which is randomly inserted into packaging. All the content will be housed in a custom box and those who purchase will receive a digital download of the album the day prior to release.
"It's a really cool collection dedicated to the art and music of our forthcoming release, along with a few awesome goodies," guitarist John Petrucci said.
The initial confirmed run of dates is below, with more to be announced imminently.
Sept. 24 San Francisco, CA The Warfield (With Trivium)
Sept. 25 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater (With Trivium)
Sept. 27 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO (With Trivium)
Sept. 28 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre (With Trivium)
Oct. 3 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct. 4 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre (With Trivium)
Oct. 6 Toronto, ON Massey Hall (With Trivium)
Oct. 7 Montreal, QC Place des Arts (With Trivium)
Oct. 8 Quebec City, QC Pavilion de la Jeunesse (With Trivium)
Oct. 10 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre (With Trivium)
Oct. 11 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center (With Trivium)
Oct. 12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (With Trivium)
Oct. 22 Cleawater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 25 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater (With Trivium)
Oct. 26 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall (With Trivium)
The track listing for A Dramatic Turn of Events is as follows; please note that the title of track five has changed from the previously announced version.
1. On The Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This Is the Life
5. Bridges In the Sky
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath the Surface