Dream Theater, who were recently voted one of the top 10 Prog Rock bands of all time by RollingStone.com readers, will return with A Dramatic Turn of Events, on September 13th. The band is armed with one of the most powerful efforts of their storied, iconic career.
The album marks the recorded debut of new drummer Mike Mangini, which fans are clamoring to hear. Roadrunner Records will issue the release in multiple versions that will be sure to delight the band's disciple-like fanbase.
In addition to the standard version, a special edition CD/DVD set will include The Spirit Carries On – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s much-discussed drummer auditions; a double LP Set in gatefold jacket; and a Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set. The A Dramatic Turn of Events Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set includes the A Dramatic Turn of Events album; instrumentals of the entire album; the DVD of The Spirit Carries On; a double-LP Set of A Dramatic Turn of Events (180-Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket); Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat; and a litho print of album. Also, 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater 'Ticket For Life,' which is randomly inserted into packaging. All the content will be housed in a custom box and those who purchase will receive a digital download of the album the day prior to release.
"It's a really cool collection dedicated to the art and music of our forthcoming release, along with a few awesome goodies," guitarist John Petrucci said.
Dream Theater are also planning to embark on a massive world tour, where they will play selections from A Dramatic Turn of Events, as well as classic, staples and fan favorites. Labelmates Trivium will appear on many dates, supporting their new album In Waves.
"We are all very pumped about the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events this September, as well as the world tour we'll embark upon in support of the album," said Petrucci. "Our first leg will bring us throughout North America where we'll showcase songs from the new album along with tons of fan favorites and a brand new tour production unlike any other that we've done before. We're equally excited to have our friends in Trivium join us. It's sure to be an incredible tour. We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends on the road this Fall!"
The initial confirmed run of dates is below, with more to be announced imminently.
San Francisco, CA
The Warfield (With Trivium)
Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Theater (With Trivium)
Showbox SODO (With Trivium)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (With Trivium)
Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Trib Total Media Amphitheatre (With Trivium)
Massey Hall (With Trivium)
Place des Arts (With Trivium)
Quebec City, QC
Pavilion de la Jeunesse (With Trivium)
Orpheum Theatre (With Trivium)
Mayo Performing Arts Center (With Trivium)
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre (With Trivium)
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Verizon Wireless Theater (With Trivium)
Bass Concert Hall (With Trivium)