Dream Theater have announced the first dates of a US tour in support of latest album The Astonishing.
The double-length follow-up to 2013’s self-titled 12th record will be performed in full at each show, set against the band’s “immersive and interactive” stage show.
They’ve described The Astonishing, released in January, as “a sonic story that is our most ambitious creative work to date.”
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently reported that, although Dream Theater hadn’t decided what to do next, they wouldn’t try to emulate the format of their current record.
Rudess said: “I think this is a particular creative adventure for us, to write a concept album very much like a musical or a rock opera.
“Whatever we decide to do next will be something very different. It’s not going to be another concept album. I don’t think that would be the best thing to do.
“But it will be some creative adventure that we’ll feel like we want to put our energies behind.”
Tour tickets go on sale on August 5 Friday and further dates are to be announced in due course.
Dream Theater: The Astonishing US tour 2016
Oct 05: Bethlehem Sands Event Center, PA
Oct 07: Wilkes-Barre Kirby Center, PA
Oct 08: Hershey Theatre, PA
Oct 19: Newark New Jersey Performing Center, NJ
Oct 22: Port Chester Capitol Theatre, NY
Oct 31: Indianapolis Murat Theatre, IN
Nov 01: Milwaukee Riverside Theater, WI
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