Dream Theater Updating Their Official Biography For Reissue

(Gibson) The official authorized biography of Dream Theater will be reprinted in a revised version which will now cover the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, the subsequent welcoming of Mike Mangini into the fold and the band's successful touring on the back of the album A Dramatic Turn Of Events.

The new version of Lifting Shadows: The Authorized Biography of Dream Theater by Rich Wilson features all-new interviews with the band members and others close to the band. The book traces the band's history from their mid-1980s Long Island origins through to the present, in full, frank and revealing detail.

Meanwhile, the band's next album is now in the mastering stage. Due September 24, mixing of the self-titled album wrapped up a few weeks ago, and last week guitarist John Petrucci posted an Instagram photo of the completed mixes locked up in a case on their way to the mastering studio.

The band has announced the first leg of their European tour in support of the album, kicking off in Portugal in January 2014 and wrapping up in Finland in late February. A North American tour is being scheduled and is due to kick off in March 2014. more on this story

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