Dream Theater announce UK and Europe dates for 40th Anniversary tour

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US prog metal giants Dream Theater have announced the Europen and UK legs of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, which takes place in October and November, running into 2025 for the US and the rest of the world.

The tour includes an opening night at the O2 Arena in London on October 20 and runs through to Amsterdam's AFAS Live on November 24.

The tour - presented as An Evening With Dream Theater - is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy returned to the band's line-up last year, joining his old bandmates, vocalist James LaBrie, bassist John Myung, guitarist John Petrucci, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess.

“This tour is going to be incredibly special for all of us," the band exclaim. "Each show will surely be filled with anticipation and a variety of emotions. We can’t wait to step on stage together once again and begin this historic celebration of 40 years with everyone this Fall. This is just the beginning, and we will have plenty of more exciting Dream Theater news to share in the coming months."

Portnoy recently announced that he had completed his drum parts for the band's new studio album which they've been working on, stating, "yes indeed, my drums for #DT16 are done!”.

The band are continuing to work on the new, untitled album, which will be their first with Portnoy since the release of Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009.

You can view the live dates and ticket link below.

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An Evening With Dream Theater 40th Anniversary Tour Dates

Oct 20: London The O2, UK
Oct 22: Berlin Uber Eats Music Hall, Germany
Oct 23: Koln Palladium, Germany
Oct 25: Milan Forum, Italy
Oct 26: Rome Palazzo dello Sport, Italy
Oct 28: Munich Zenith, Germany
Oct 29: Zagreb Arena Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 01: Budapest Arena, Hungary
Nov 02: Prague Fortuna Arena, Czech Republic
Nov 03: Lodz Atlas Arena, Poland
Nov 06: Helsinki Metro Areena, Finland
Nov 08: Stockholm Waterfront, Sweden
Nov 09: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Nov 10: Copenhagen Poolen, Denmark
Nov 12: Rockhal, Luxembourg
Nov 13: Zurich The Hall, Switzerland
Nov 14: yon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Nov 16: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Nov 17: Madrid La Cubierta de Leganés, Spain
Nov 20: Stuttgart Beethovensaal, Germany
Nov 21: Frankfurt Jahrhundderthalle, Germany
Nov 23: Paris Adidas Arena, France
Nov 24: Amsterdam AFAS Live, The Netherlands

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.