Dream Theater unveils first round of dates supporting new album

Progressive metal outfit Dream Theater have announced the first round of international stops behind their impending eponymous studio set, which surfaces this fall. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Progressive metal outfit Dream Theater have announced the first round of international stops behind their impending eponymous studio set, which surfaces this fall.

The Boston-based band will kick off the tour in Europe, beginning with a Jan. 15 show in Porto, Portugal. So far, 30 European stops have been confirmed through the end of February.

The five-piece metal will head to North America in March, according to a press release.

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Dream Theater will unveil its self-titled 12th album Sept. 24 via Roadrunner Records. The group recorded the collection at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, NY.

"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," guitarist John Petrucci said in a press release. "We've fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic."

The forthcoming fall release follows 2011's "A Dramatic Turn of Events," which peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Tastemaker Albums chart.

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January 2014
15 - Porto, Portugal - Coliseum of Porto
16 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio Visalegre
17 - Pamplona, Spain - Anaitasuna
18 - Barcelona, Spain - St. Jordi Club
20 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
21 - Florence, Italy - Obihall
22 - Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
23 - Padova, Italy - Geox Theatre
25 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
26 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
27 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
30 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Arena
31 - Paris, France - Zenith

February 2014
1 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadhalle
3 - Zagreb, Croatia - Cibona
4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Small Tivoli
5 - Katowice, Poland - Spodek Hall
7 - Bamberg, Germany - Stechert Arena
8 - Deinze, Belgium - Brielpoort
9 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall
10 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarlandhalle
12 - Lille, France - Aeronef
13 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Apollo
14 - London, United Kingdom - Wembley Arena
15 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom - Wolverhampton Civic Hal
17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
18 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Hall
20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer
24 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall

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