Dream Theater postpone North American tour

Prog metal favorites Dream Theater have announced the postponement of their previously revealed 2021 North American tour. The outing is currently being re-booked for early 2022, stay tuned for new dates.

A statement from the band reads:

Dream Theater have made the difficult decision to move their October-December 2021 North American tour dates to early 2022.

In light of current instabilities to touring that remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel confident that this is the right decision. Know that we are as disappointed as you are that we will have to wait a little longer to bring Dream Theater music to you live. We miss performing for you all and can’t wait until we can be on stage bringing our new album and fan-favorites to you.

This was an extraordinarily challenging decision to make but needed to be done after taking into consideration the varying local mandates across North America. In an effort to present the absolute most complete and engaging Dream Theater experience that our fans around the globe have come to expect, we feel we are all best served to postpone all touring activities to early 2022. At this time, we ask that everyone hold on to their tickets as we are working frantically to finalize the reschedule of all of these dates. All shows are currently being re-booked to begin in February 2022. Please keep an eye on our website, and we’ll have a complete, updated itinerary shortly. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Please consult your local point of purchase for any inquiries regarding refunds.

We know that we all have eagerly awaited a return to normalcy, and the opportunity to enjoy live Dream Theater music together again. We apologize profusely but hope that everyone can understand the logic behind this decision.

Playing music for our fans is all we ever want to do. We look forward to seeing each and every one of our fans as soon as possible. We wish it could have been sooner, but we are counting the days until we can see you all again.

Thank you,
Dream Theater

Postponed dates include:
10/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
10/29 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
11/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/02 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/06 – Denver, CO @ Paramount
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
11/12 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
11/15 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
11/16 – Quebec, QC @ Grand Theatre
11/17 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
11/19 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
11/21 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/23 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center – Wang Theatre
11/28 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
11/29 – Red Bank, NJ @ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center
11/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
12/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
12/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
12/06 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
12/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
12/09 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
12/10 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
12/11 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
12/13 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
12/14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

Dream Theater are getting ready to release their new studio album, ‘A View from the Top of the World’ on October 22, 2021 (pre-order). If you haven’t already, check out video singles “Invisible Monster” and “Alien” below.





Featured photo by Rayon Richards

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