PLANS FOR SOUTH AMERICA IN WINTER-SPRING AND A RETURN TO U.S. IN SPRING
2009 continues to be a watermark year for Dream Theater. Having achieved a #1 debut on the Billboard European chart and 12 Top Ten album chart debuts around the world including the U.S. with their 10th studio release, Black Clouds and Silver Linings (JamBase review), the progressive metal masters are currently finishing up their second European tour this year before they head down under to Australia and New Zealand.
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The band recently launched the overseas leg of their "Progressive Nation" tour - hitting 15 countries - with a run of shows in Scandanavia, where audiences exceeded 5000 per venue (see the JamBase review of this year's U.S. Progressive Nation tour here). While on tour, the band is shooting footage for their upcoming video for "Wither," an epic power ballad from the new album. A special EP of multiple versions of "Wither" is now available via online retailers.
Dream Theater - James LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar, vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards, Continuum) - will wrap their European leg on Halloween in Ljubljana, Slovenia, after which they'll take a month break before launching their Down Under trek December 1, with special guests TBA. This will encompass seven shows in New Zealand and Australia, wrapping December 12 in Perth.
Look for the band to head to South America in the winter-spring, followed by another U.S. leg also in the spring.
Dream Theater New Zealand/Australia Tour Dates
Tue – 12/1 – Auckland – Civic Theatre
Thur – 12/3 – Brisbane – Convention Centre
Sat – 12/5 – Sydney – Hordern Pavilion
Mon – 12/7 – Melbourne – Palais Theatre
Tues – 12/8 – Melbourne – Palais Theatre
Wed – 12/9 – Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre
Sat – 12/12 – Perth – Metro City