Good news for Dream Theater fans: the group has unveiled more US dates for the first leg of their upcoming tour.
7 new shows have been added, including stops in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Pompano Beach, Orlando and Dallas.
The trek is in support of their new album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", due September 13.
Most of the shows on the first leg are with label mates Trivium; the tour gets underway in San Francisco on September 24.
"When it comes to touring with Dream Theater, we've toured with everyone from Coldplay to Alicia Keys to Zao to Dimmu Borgir, so it's like we go all around the board", Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy tells Bloody Disgusting. "Also, every day, every show we've played since I was about 16 years old, I've used the John Petrucci Rock Disciplines warm-ups on VHS and I've got it memorized. I warm up for every single show to his exercises."
Dream Theater 2011 North American tour
* new date added
09/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 09/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater 09/27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO 09/28 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre 09/30 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall * 10/02 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre * 10/03 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre (no Trivium) 10/04 - Pittsburgh, PA - Trib Total Media Amphitheatre 10/06 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall 10/07 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts 10/08 - Quebec City, QC - Pavilion de la Jeunesse 10/10 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre 10/11 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center 10/12 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre 10/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theatre * 10/17 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre * 10/21 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater * 10/22 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (no Trivium) 10/23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live * 10/25 - Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater 10/26 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall 10/27 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie *
For an ongoing list of current DT concert dates, check the band's website here.
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.