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Jordan Rudess reveals when we can expect the new Dream Theater album

Dream Theater keyboard maestro Jordan Rudess reported last month that he had wrapped up recording his parts (opens in new tab) for the upcoming Dream Theater (opens in new tab) album.

He checked in from the studio to say he was “very, very excited” about the follow-up to 2016’s The Astonishing. And while we’re still waiting for the title of the record, Rudess has let slip that the finished product should be with us sooner rather than later.

Speaking with Metal Wani (opens in new tab) about his upcoming Bach To Rock (opens in new tab) tour dates in Australia, Rudess added: “My next solo album is going to come out in April. It’s not a piano album, it’s a rock album. That’s actually being mixed. 

“The Dream Theater album is coming out in late February. It's being mixed as we speak. It sounds awesome. I’m so excited about it.”

Rudess continues: “There's a very strong energy around the band these days. We all feel very connected and excited about what's coming. We can't wait to unleash the whole thing on everybody. 

“And that's all going to happen really, really soon as well – it's just right around the corner.”

Further details will be revealed in due course, while a full list of Rudess’ solo piano tour dates can be found below.

Jordan Rudess From Bach To Rock 2018 tour dates
Nov 12: Tokyo Opera City, Japan
Nov 14: Osaka Prefecture Muramatsu Recital Hall, Japan
Nov 17: Taipei City Riverside Live House, Taiwan
Nov 19: Singapore UCC Theatre, Singapore
Nov 21: Newstead The Triffid, Australia
Nov 22: Newcastle The Small Ballroom, Australia
Nov 23: Melbourne Art Centre Playhouse, Australia
Nov 25: Auckland The Tuning Fork, New Zealand
Nov 27: Sydney Opera House Studio, Australia
Nov 28: Belconnen The Basement Canberra, Australia
Dec 02: Buenos Aires Sala Caras y Caretas, Argentina
Dec 04: Santiago Teatro Nescafe De Las Artes, Chile
Dec 07: Sao Paulo Teatro Opus Shopping Villa Lobos, Brazil
Dec 09: Belo Horizonte Minas Tenis Clube, Brazil
Dec 10: Rio De Janeiro Teatro NET Rio Copacabana, Brazil

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