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oh yeah!!!!!

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November 5th 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DREAM THEATER'S "PROGRESSIVE NATION" featuring OPETH, 3 and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME to embark on inaugural tour of North America throughout April & May 2008.


New York progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER are set to unveil their maiden voyage of "PROGRESSIVE NATION". A package tour they will headline that will also feature the talents of OPETH, 3 and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy who explains: "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk"

While DREAM THEATER co-headlined 2005's GIGANTOUR along side MEGADETH, as well as embarking on previous co-headlining runs with both QUEENSRYCHE and JOE SATRIANI, they have primarily built their 22 year career on the road playing solely to their own audience. Portnoy comments: "I've always prided myself on personally hand picking new and exciting opening acts for DREAM THEATER in the past. Bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, SYMPHONY X, SPOCK'S BEARD, FATES WARNING, PAIN OF SALVATION and KING'S X. In all of these cases, it was important for me to pick bands that I admire and respect but also ones that I know our fans will enjoy. And I think playing with DT has helped expand all of those band's fanbases as a direct result. I am hoping PROGRESSIVE NATION will continue to do the same thing in offering an audience for more daring and experimental acts that otherwise may not get the mainstream exposure they so rightly deserve."

Joining the bill for this inaugural run is Sweden's legendary OPETH who have been enjoying an ever-growing and expanding audience of their own for many years now. DT's Roadrunner Records label-mates will be ready to unleash their new album come next spring and PROGRESSIVE NATION should be a great launching pad for their next World Tour cycle. Guitarist/Vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt adds: "We're very excited about this upcoming tour with DREAM THEATER. It will be the first tour that we're doing in support of our upcoming record, and also somewhat of a dream come true personally as I've been a fan of theirs for a long time. It's quite intimidating to be on the bill with such amazing musicians but obviously we'll try and give them a run for their money and pull out a few nice licks of our own. I guess we'll need to practice a little bit for this....how boring! Yet, I can't wait for this tour to start and I'm sure we'll have a blast with the DT guys as well as together with the other bands on the bill!"

Also on the bill with their unique blend of pop, funk and hard rock is upstate New York's 3 who issued the following statement: "3 is very pleased to announce its participation in the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour. For well over a decade DREAM THEATER has been the vanguard of progressive rock and we are completely psyched to flex with these heavyweights, playing much of our new record "The End is Begun". This package will rock and awe fans everywhere as one of the most important tours of the year. It's a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life....welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour."

North Carolina's BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME are enjoying rave reviews and critical acclaim for their latest CD "Colors" and are looking forward to sharing the stage each night with both DREAM THEATER and OPETH. Vocalist/Keyboardist Tommy Rogers comments: "We are very excited to be touring with two bands that have been such an integral part of our musical upbringing. It is a wonderful opportunity to have our music heard by new ears."

DREAM THEATER are currently in the middle of their "Chaos In Motion" World Tour which has already traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America in support of their latest Roadrunner Records CD "Systematic Chaos". The World Tour will continue throughout 2008 hitting Asia, Australia and South America before concluding with PROGRESSIVE NATION returning to North America in April/May 2008.

Portnoy hopes that this first venture of PROGRESSIVE NATION will prove to be a success that can enable himself and DREAM THEATER to continue the package into future years and begin a tradition that musicians and fans alike can count on for quality musicianship and artistic integrity on future tours.

For more information as well as tour dates to be announced soon, visit:

www.dreamtheater.net
www.myspace.com/dreamtheater
www.roadrunnerrecords.com
#2
Omfg, i would through a small babie in a gargage compactor to go!!!
...................................^many........^s
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Omfg, i would through a small babie in a gargage compactor to go!!!
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#7
I'll go for BTBAM, maybe stay for Opeth...then leave.
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#11
Sweet BTBAM AND DT
Opeth is ok from what ive heard.
Dont know anything about 3
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#13
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DT are one of the best live bands I've ever seen, it'd be a shame not to stay for them.


I've only heard some of their music, but everything I've heard I disliked very much. Maybe I'll stay just to see Myung, he is a beast.
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#14
I'd ****ing go to that. Pleeeeeease come to Vancouver.
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#15
ya, why not stay for DT, every member, but the vox are worth seeing. Worth 100 times the time they take to play a set actually. BTBAM<3


who is 3??

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i just came... EVERYWHERE
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#17
says in the announcement april and may for 08......in the usa, hope the canadians get some of this, if not its thier fault
#18
3 is effing amazing, they're a gnarly ass band from Woodstock, look them up.


Now.
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Sweet BTBAM AND DT
Opeth is ok from what ive heard.
Dont know anything about 3



opeth ...ok?

are you mad man?
they are ****ing awsome!
#20
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I'll go for BTBAM, maybe stay for Opeth...then leave.


Good man.
Thats what I'd do too.
#21
DT!!! OPETH!!! words cannot describe it
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I can't wait until they announce the tour dates. I missed DT the first time around, so I'm really looking forward to seeing them now.
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#26
I saw this on MySpace too.....

I came.
And haven't been able to walk since.
I'd become Jigsaw to go see this.
Dream Theater and Opeth are my favorite bands ever.... But what sucks is that they probably won't come near me. Dream Theater avoided the Southeast entirely on their tour, and I fear that they'll do it on this one too. I'll be pissed if they do.
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I saw this on MySpace too.....

I came.
And haven't been able to walk since.
I'd become Jigsaw to go see this.
Dream Theater and Opeth are my favorite bands ever.... But what sucks is that they probably won't come near me. Dream Theater avoided the Southeast entirely on their tour, and I fear that they'll do it on this one too. I'll be pissed if they do.


DON'T SAY THAT!

They will come to the south east! You hear me, they will!!
#29
WTF is up with all this "who is 3?"?!?!? :P They are amazing, the vocalist is the brother of Coheed And Cambria's ex drummer Josh Eppard, he is amazing on guitar and has a vocal style very similar to Claudio from Coheed.
This is from their latest album
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EOfVgb_f27I
enjoy!
#30
I would travel hundreds of miles to see this show. Hundreds. And I will if that's what it comes down to.
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WTF is up with all this "who is 3?"?!?!? :P They are amazing, the vocalist is the brother of Coheed And Cambria's ex drummer Josh Eppard, he is amazing on guitar and has a vocal style very similar to Claudio from Coheed.
This is from their latest album
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EOfVgb_f27I
enjoy!


Similar...but better.

Joey Eppard does amazing solo work as well.
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#35
Omg
This Is Like, A Collective Pile Of Kickass
All Over The ****ing Country

and where's the BTBAM love?
jeebus
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#36
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DON'T SAY THAT!

They will come to the south east! You hear me, they will!!

BTBAM is from NC, so I can't imagine them passing up a show at least in Raleigh or Charlotte.

BTBAM deserves all the publicity they'll get from this. The guys have officially made it!
#37
Why can't Symphony X tag along as well ? http://www.symphonyx.com/tour_dates.html

Oh well, at least they're coming to Toronto again (Symphony X).
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#38
ARE YOU SERIOUS.

4 of my favourite bands on one tour? I'll die if i don't go!
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#39
Dream Theater and Opeth together?

Man sometimes I truly wish they would do all these festivals in Australia.
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Dream Theater and Opeth together?

Man sometimes I truly wish they would do all these festivals in Australia.


Hell, better hope DT even tour Australia.
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