DREAM THEATER, twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are thrilled to announce the European leg of their most recent “Evening With” touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band’s latest record, Distance Over Time, and their acclaimed milestone achievement, Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory. The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory is slated for January and February of 2020, and will see the band perform their full and complete 3-hour set for audiences throughout Europe. The 28-date leg will see the band traverse 16 countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many, many more. Full itinerary of dates are below and information on tickets for all upcoming shows, as well as VIP packages can be found at http://dreamtheater.net/tour/.
The initial leg of this very tour garnered plenty of critical commendation and audience acclaim due in large part to its diverse setlist of fan favorites spanning the quintet’s venerable 30-plus year career. Featuring tracks from DREAM THEATER’S latest release, Distance Over Time (InsideOutMusic / Sony Music), and selections from their comprehensive discography along with a nightly celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory, the band has established a precedent on this tour of a nightly not-to-be-missed standout performance. DREAM THEATER will continue that trend on the European tour, creating an evening of over 2 hours and 45 minutes of iconic DREAM THEATER at their masterful best, making this a milestone concert event that long-time fans and newcomers alike will remember for years to come.
DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci comments, “The response to Distance Over Time has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really looking forward to playing some of the songs from that album live for our European audiences in an ‘ Evening With’ setting along with our full headlining show production.
For those of you who were there when we premiered Scenes From A Memory live in Europe 20 years ago, this will not only be a trip down memory lane but also the chance to see it presented in a completely new light and the way it was always intended to be. Our updated presentation has all-new animated video content depicting the characters and storyline through the entire show as they’ve never been ‘scene’ before!
For those of our fans who were either not born yet, too young, or had not yet been introduced to DT 20 years ago, this will be a fresh opportunity to experience Scenes live for the first time in its entirety. We can’t wait to perform for all of you!”
See DREAM THEATER at the following dates:
Jan 11 – Amsterdam (NL), AFAS Live
Jan 12 – Oberhausen (GER), Turbinenhalle 1
Jan 14 – Stockholm (SE), Cirkus
Jan 15 – Stockholm (SE), Cirkus
Jan 17 – Helsinki (FI), Icehall
Jan 18 – Oulu (FI), Teatri Oulu
Jan 20 – Trondheim (NO), Spektrum
Jan 21 – Oslo (NO), Spektrum
Jan 23 – Hamburg (GER), Sporthalle
Jan 24 – Helsingor (DK), Kulturvaerftet – Hal 14
Jan 26 – Paris (FR), Seine Musicale
Jan 27 – Lyon (FR), Tony Garnier
Jan 29 – Barcelona (ES), St Jordi Club
Jan 31 – Madrid (ES), Wizink Center
Feb 01 – Porto (PT), Gondomar Pavilion
Feb 02 – Lisbon (PT), Campo Pequeno
Feb 05 – Ludwigsburg (GER), MHP Arena
Feb 06 – Frankfurt (GER), Jahrhunderthalle
Feb 08 – Budapest (HU), Arena
Feb 09 – Munich (GER), Zenith
Feb 11 – Rome (IT), Palazzo dello Sport
Feb 12 – Milan (IT), Mediolanum Forum
Feb 14 – Zurich (CH), Samsung Hall
Feb 15 – Prague (CZ), Tipsport Arena
Feb 16 – Wroclaw (PL), Orbita Hall
Feb 18 – Hannover (GER), Swiss Life
Feb 21 – London (UK), Eventim Apollo
Feb 23 – Glasgow (UK), SEC Armadillo
DREAM THEATER also recently shared the official video animation for the song ‘Barstool Warrior’, taken from Distance Over Time, and fast becoming a live show favorite. Guitarist John Petrucci elaborates, “’Barstool Warrior’ is a fictional tale about two characters, unrelated but connected in their lament over being stuck in dead end situations.
The first is a local townie, alcoholic who never escaped the humdrum of his sleepy, maritime village. The second, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship trying to survive from day to day while questioning what makes her stay.
Both are able to reimagine their lives and find the courage to embrace a better future by embodying the person they dream of being.” The video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x9b-Qc8e_vk.
On their 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s DREAM THEATER at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive. After landing the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart the day it was released, the LP has gone on to be an instant classic among fans and critics alike. The album generated a #1 chart position in Germany, debuted at #12 in the UK album chart, and in the USA entered at #5 in the Top Current Album Chart as well as #24 on the Billboard 200. The band also garnered over 10 million total streams for Distance Over Time through release week, a career high for the band in the streaming age. The latest addition to Dream Theater’s impressive catalogue is available now, in various configurations including a new deluxe version featuring a Blu-Ray disc containing official animation videos for every song on the album, at: