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Dream Theater Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Dream Theater: Distance Over TimeDream Theater fans rejoice! The progressive metal band has announced their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time, will be released on February 22nd, 2019. The new record, which is their first in three years, is described as “showcasing a newfound creativity… while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe.”

The whole band, including six-string bass wizard John Myung, is participating in a three-video series of in-studio interviews to discuss the album. When asked about the concept of making the album the bassist said, “We went back to the way we used to do things. I think it was a little freer and not as limiting when we’re just all in a room working on stuff. We all really care about how the process unfolds, and that’s the key. As a result, I think you hear it in the music.”

Unfortunately, Myung doesn’t chime in on the first video, but you can watch parts one and two here:

More excitingly, you can check out Myung laying down bass during a writing session in the studio:

Dream Theater will also hit the road starting in the spring to support Distance Over Time. Venues are TBA, but the dates and cities have been revealed. We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.

Dream Theater 2019 Tour Dates:

DateCity
Mar 20San Diego, CA
Mar 21Los Angeles, CA
Mar 22Los Angeles, CA
Mar 24San Francisco, CA
Mar 26Denver, CO
Mar 28St. Paul, MN
Mar 29Chicago, IL
Mar 31Milwaukee, WI
Apr 2Detroit, MI
Apr 4Toronto, ON
Apr 5Montreal, QC
Apr 6Quebec City, QC
Apr 8Boston, MA
Apr 9Oakdale, CT
Apr 10Red Bank, NJ
Apr 12New York, NY
Apr 13Upper Darby, PA
Apr 15Washington, D.C.
Apr 17Nashville, TN
Apr 22Charlotte, NC
Apr 23Atlanta, GA
Apr 25Orlando, FL
Apr 26St. Petersburg, FL
Apr 27Jacksonville, FL
Apr 29Dallas, TX
Apr 30Houston, TX
May 1Austin, TX