Massive! Prog-metal behemoths Dream Theater have announced an Australian tour this April.
The upcoming 'Evening With' shows will see Dream Theater perform cuts from their latest record Distance Over Time for the first time in Australia, as well as celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic LP Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory. The instrumental titans will be playing whopping three hour sets at each show, promising to be an unmissable occasion for any self-respecting prog nerd. Unfortunately, the band won't be performing in Perth this time around.
In a statement accompanying today's announcement, guitarist John Petrucci expressed his delight at the prospect of playing these huge Australian shows, saying "The response to Distance Over Time has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really looking forward to playing some of the songs from that album live for our European audiences in an ‘ Evening With’ setting along with our full headlining show production. For those of you who were there when we premiered Scenes From A Memory live in Europe 20 years ago, this will not only be a trip down memory lane but also the chance to see it presented in a completely new light and the way it was always intended to be.
"Our updated presentation has all-new animated video content depicting the characters and storyline through the entire show as they’ve never been ‘scene’ before! For those of our fans who were either not born yet, too young, or had not yet been introduced to DT 20 years ago, this will be a fresh opportunity to experience Scenes live for the first time in its entirety. We can’t wait to perform for all of you!"
Check out all the dates and details below. VIP packages for the shows are also available via the band's website.
An Evening With Dream Theater - The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory
Thursday April 23 - QPAC, Brisbane QLD
Saturday April 25 - ICC, Sydney NSW
Sunday April 26 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Monday April 27 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
For tickets and further details, head to MJR Presents.