Dream Theater just announced the first list of concerts from their European tour in order to promote their newest self-titled album. The album is actually going to be release on 24th September this year, and they are starting this tour in Portugal, on 15th January 2014.
The guitarist, John Petrucci declares that this is a new beginning for them, and you guys should keep in mind the fact that this is going to be the first album with the drummer Mike Mangini as an official full time member of the band.
I see every new album as an opportunity to start over…To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about DREAM THEATER and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
You can already buy tickets from their official website if you don’t want to miss this concerts. I know that I am very excited and I am already counting the days until I am going to listen to them live. And they also have some VIP tickets available with lots of benefits, find out more about that on Dream Theater’s website.
The tour list is as it follows:
Wed 15/1 Porto, Portugal Coliseum of Porto
Thu 16/1 Madrid, Spain Palacio Visalegre
Fri 17/1 Pamplona, Spain Anaitasuna
Sat 18/1 Barcelona, Spain St. Jordi Club
Mon 20/1 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
Tues 21/1 Florence, Italy Obihall
Wed 22/1 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Thu 23/1 Padova, Italy Geox Theatre
Sat 25/1 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Sun 26/1 Munich, Germany Zenith
Mon 27/1 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Wed 29/1 Prague, Czech Republic Tipsport Arena
Thu 30/1 Ludwigsburg, Germany Arena
Fri 31/1 Paris, France Zenith
Sat 1/2 Offenbach, Germany Stadthalle
Mon 3/2 Zagreb, Croatia Cibona
Tues 4/2 Ljubljana, Slovenia Small Tivoli
Wed 5/2 Katowice, Poland Spodek Hall
Fri 7/2 Bamberg, Germany Stechert Arena
Sat 8/2 Deinze, Belgium Brielpoort
Sun 9/2 Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall
Mon 10/2 Saarbrucken, Germany Saarlandhalle
Wed 12/2 Lille, France Aeronef
Thu 13/2 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Fri 14/2 London, UK Wembley Arena
Sat 15/2 Wolverhampton, UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mon 17/2 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
Tues 18/2 Dusseldorf, Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Thu 20/2 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer
Mon 24/2 Helsinki, Finland Icehall
I just can’t believe how many concerts they have in only 2 months.The are going to perform in 30 cities and 16 countries. And starting March 2014 they are also going to perform in North America. Isn’t this great?