Prog metal titans Dream Theater have announced their first full European Tour in support of their new album A Dramatic Turn Of Events appropriately titled “A Dramatic Tour of Events”. The tour will hit the UK in February 2012 and will be Mike Mangini’s first full UK tour since joining the band and follows their triumphant headline performance at High Voltage Festival.
Guitarist John Petrucci is looking forward to the run, commenting
“I couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming winter 2012 European tour. It was great getting our feet wet this past summer with our new drummer Mike Mangini during the open air festival season, but now it’s time for the real deal! “A Dramatic Tour Of Events” promises to be our best ever, as we’ll present a broad coverage of songs from the new album along with a healthy dose of older material as well. Our newly expanded light and video show as well as our awesome opening band, Periphery will make this a truly special and memorable tour. Can’t wait to see and play for all of our amazing European fans!”
The three UK dates on the tour are as follows:
Wed 8th Feb – GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium (0844 209 7327)
Thu 9th Feb – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (0844 477 7677)
Fri 10th Feb – LONDON Wembley Arena (0844 815 8015)
Tickets go on sale Friday 9th September at 9am, priced £45 seated, £32.50 standing, and are available via credit card hotline numbers above, or from box offices and all usual agents. They can also be bought online at www.gigsandtours.com/?a=dream+theater&site=dreamtheater and www.triplegmusic.com.
Support comes from Roadrunner label mates, PERIPHERY, who have been picking up stellar reviews for their self-titled debut album. The band are thrilled to be invited to play with their heroes, stating:
“We’re so excited that Dream Theater has chosen Periphery to open their European tour in 2012! This has been a dream come true for us because we’ve all been huge fans of Dream Theater since we were kids! Periphery received such a great reception on our last European tour that to come back with a larger than life band like Dream Theater is a tremendous honour and we’re very excited to show Dream Theater fans what we’re all about.”
Periphery’s self titled debut album is out now and can be picked up at www.play.com.
DREAM THEATER’s new album hits stores this coming Monday 12th September. Titled ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’, the opus is the band’s eleventh studio release and sees the debut of new drummer, Mike Mangini behind the kit.
In addition to the standard CD, the album will also be available as a Special Edition CD. For the diehard fans and collectors, there is a Ltd Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set planned. Housed in a custom box, the Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set is set to include: A Dramatic Turn Of Events CD album, a disc of instrumentals of the entire album, a DVD of ‘The Spirit Carries On’ – a 60 minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s drummer auditions, a Double-LP Set of A Dramatic Turn Of Events (180 gram vinyl in gatefold jacket), a Dream Theater Branded custom turntable slipmat, and a litho print of Hugh Syme’s album cover. 50 lucky buyers will also find a Dream Theater ‘Ticket For Life’ (25 randomly inserted in US packages, 25 in international packages). Along with the amazing physical content in the box set package, those fans will also be able to digitally download the album the Friday prior to the worldwide release date! UK fans can order this at: http://dreamtheater.warnerartists.net/en.