DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE SPRING 2022 EUROPEAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING ALBUM A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE WORLD THEIR 15TH STUDIO ALBUM SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON OCTOBER 22ND
Hot on the heels of their new video “The Alien”, celebrating the launch of their 15th studio album A View From The Top Of The World, two-time GRAMMY-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have revealed further touring plans, intending to traverse Europe in spring 2022, following their autumn/winter US trek.
Special guests are yet to be announced. The UK leg includes three arena shows in April 2022, in Belfast, Newcastle, and London. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 3rd September from all good box offices and online here.
A number of pre-sales will kick off before that, including with SeeTickets, Ticketmaster, Gigantic, AXS, and Planet Rock. More information on all dates, tickets for all upcoming shows, as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.
A View From The Top Of The World – set for release on October 22 – is available for pre-order in various configurations including a limited Deluxe Box incl. Gatefold 2LP (180g bright gold vinyl) with exclusive alternate cover, limited deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook with exclusive alternate cover, Zoetrope Slipmat, Beanie, Enamel Keychain, 8 x Artcards, Poster, Hand-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity in a Lift-off Lid Box. The album is also available in a limited Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD+LP-booklet.
The Blu-ray contains a 5.1 surround sound mix with full album animations, plus ‘Digging For A Spark – A View From Inside DTHQ’, a specially filmed documentary that gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the band’s new home-base and the making of the new album. The album is also available for pre-order digitally and fans that pre-order the digital version will receive an instant download of “The Alien.” A View From The Top Of The World was produced by John Petrucci, engineered and additional production by James “Jimmy T” Meslin, and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap.
Pre-order it here. The track listing for A View From The Top Of The World is: 1) The Alien (9:32) 2) Answering The Call (7:35) 3) Invisible Monster (6:31) 4) Sleeping Giant (10:05) 5) Transcending Time (6:25) 6) Awaken The Master (9:47) 7) A View From The Top Of The World (20:24) ABOUT DREAM THEATER: Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations and 15 million records sold worldwide.
The 1992 opus Images & Words received a gold certification and landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time.” Guitar World placed the follow-up Awake at #1 on “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.” 1996’s A Change of Seasons notably soundtracked NBC’s coverage of Downhill Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Fans voted the 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory the “Number One All-Time Progressive Rock Album” in a 2012 Rolling Stone poll. Not to mention, it ranked as the “15th Greatest Concept Album” by Classic Rock. 2009 saw Black Clouds & Silver Linings crash the Billboard Top 200 at #6 as A Dramatic Turn of Events  and Dream Theater  maintained a three-peat in the chart’s Top 10. Consequence of Sound dubbed 2016’s The Astonishing, “An absolutely unique experience,” and clinched the band their highest national album chart position yet in the UK (#11), amongst others.
Beyond three platinum and two gold videos, the group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2019, the band continued to expand its audience when they released Distance Over Time to critical and commercial acclaim, taking the band Top Ten in 19 countries, including two #1 spots. On their 15th full-length and second studio release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, A View From The Top Of The World the band continue to challenge themselves and push their musical envelope – something they have done for over 30-years performing together.
InsideOutMusic is the leading label worldwide for progressive music and is part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music. DREAM THEATER ONLINE: www.dreamtheater.ne