Dream Theater Score A Global Hit

Dream Theater's new album A Dramatic Turn Of Events had an impressive release having landing no less than 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it enters this week at #8. The album also enters at #1 on the Billboard Tastemaker Albums Chart.

This marks the band's second Top 10 album chart debut in a row, as 2009's Black Clouds & Silver Linings also debuted in the Top 10 at the #6 position.

A Dramatic Turn Of Events enters at #1 in Finland, at #2 in Holland, at #3 in Italy, Germany, Japan and Sweden and at #9 in Canada as well as #1 on the Rock Album Charts in the UK.

The band says in a statement: "Dream Theater continues to be blessed with fans around the world who support our musical explorations, and we want to sincerely thank them for turning out in force to embrace A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS. We have never created music to fit into a trend--it's the adventure we have always chased. And to have discerning fans join us every step of the way is really mind-blowing. We are indebted to them and look forward to seeing everyone on the road in 2011 and 2012."
Here is the rundown of chart positions for A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS:

US #8
Germany # 3
Finland #1
Holland #2
Italy #3
Sweden #3
Japan #3
Norway #5
Czech Republic #5
Austria #5
Hungary #6
Switzerland # 6
Canada # 9
Spain #10
Denmark #11
France #14
UK #17, #1 Rock Album Charts
Australia #17
New Zealand #17

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