Dream Theater announce new LP + 2019 tour

New York’s own prog metal greats Dream Theater have confirmed their return with the announcement of their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time, due for release on February 22, 2019 via InsideOut Music / Sony Music Entertainment.

As per an official press release, “Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe.”

Guitarist John Petrucci goes on to say, “When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way.”

Vocalist James LaBrie adds, “It was like going back to summer camp. Being around each other the whole time made it that much more of a profound experience. I think the songs reflect the energy. It was a lot of fun to have a situation so powerful at this point in our career.”

In support of the impending release, Dream Theater will embark on their North American ‘The Distance Over Time Tour’ in 2019. The journey, which also celebrates 20 years of Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, hits NYC’s Beacon Theatre on April 12 [TIX]. Tri-state area fans can also catch the run in Oakdale, CT at Toyota Presents Oakdale on April 9, and in Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Center For The Arts on April 10.

All dates are listed below, along with a Distance Over Time album teaser

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03/20 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03/26 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
03/28 St. Paul, MN – The Ordway
03/29 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Theater
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
04/05 Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
04/06 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
04/08 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/09 Oakdale, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
04/10 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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