Dream Theater announce European and UK tour

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US prog metallers Dream Theater have announced that they will return to Europe for a series of live dates in February in support of last year's A View From The Top Of The World album.

The quintet, who played a trio of UK shows back in April, announced two batches of 2023 European shows on social media this week. The run of dates will kick off at the Palapartenope in Naples on January 23, and climax at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on February 21. Full dates below. 

Earlier in the year, keyboard player Jordan Rudess revealed how the start of the Top Of The World tour had felt as audiences returned to shows after being denied live music for so long. 

“When we started the American leg, it was a bit scary in the sense that it seemed like a lot of people were going to stay home because of what’s going on in the world,” he said. “What we found was that, after the first week, everybody started to come out. It ended up being really great. What was really interesting about it was that the audience had more energy than usual. Everybody was so excited to be getting back to see live music and seeing Dream Theater after so long."

Tickets for the new dates go on general sale on Friday November 18, with a pre-sale starting at 9am, Wednesday November 16. Get tickets (opens in new tab).

Dream Theater Top Of The World European Tour 2022

Jan 23: Naples Palapartenope, Italy
Jan 24: Florence Tuscany Hall, Italy
Jan 25: Brescia Gran Teatro Morato, Italy
Jan 27: Bratislava A4 Studio, Slovakia
Jan 28: Brno Winning Group Arena, Czech Republic
Jan 29: Warsaw Arena COS Torwar, Poland
Jan 31: Tallinn Alexela Kontserdimaja, Estonia
Feb 06: Stockholm Annexet, Sweden
Feb 09: Horsens Forum Horsens, Denmark
Feb 10: Groningen De Oosterpoort, Netherlands
Feb 12: Tilburg 013 Poppodium, Netherlands
Feb 14: Zurich The Hall Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 15: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Germany
Feb 17: Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester, UK
Feb 18: Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK
Feb 19: Glasgow SEC Armadillo, UK|
Feb 21: London Eventim Apollo, UK

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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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.