Dream Theater just announced the development of a novel entitled The Astonishing to tell the broader and deeper story of The Astonishing album. Consisting of 34 tracks, the album is but one window into a world created by John Petrucci. The strengths of the novel form will allow for the expansion of storylines, new subplots, the addition of important characters, answers to story questions, as well as surprises and turns. The book is slated for release in the spring of 2017.
One of Dream Theater's most beloved and acclaimed albums, Images And Words (1992) is about to turn 25 and the band has announced details of a monumental European headline tour to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Each performance will see the progressive metallers delivering an unparalleled live set of Images And Words in its entirety along with fan favorites from their catalogue. See the confirmed shows below. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year, Dream Theater released the double concept album The Astonishing via Roadrunner Records. One of the singles from the record was "Our New World", which the band has revisited now. Today, they share a new version of the track "Our New World" featuring Lzzy Hale from the band Halestorm. You can get it on iTunes here and also hear the song on YouTube.
Dream Theater have been touring and performing their new concept album The Astonishing live in its entirety. It is about a dystopian futuristic society where music is no longer created by people and is instead made by machines. Their new video for "Our New World," a song from Act II, was filmed during one of those shows in Milan, Italy, and captures how audiences have responded to the performance.
Hot on the heels of their new album, The Astonishing, prog titans Dream Theater and Turbo Tape Games just announced the production of The Astonishing game, based on the concept double album. The game will be released on PC, Mac, iOS and Android, in April 2016. The first ever Dream Theater game is coming your way.
Dream Theater have released the first official new video from their freshly released 34-track double album, The Astonishing. The album dropped a few days ago on Roadrunner Records and now you can watch the prog giants shred amid flying robots on "The Gift Of Music" video, available here. Don't forget to catch the band live on their upcoming European tour where they will perform the entire record and later in North America.
The second new song from Dream Theater's new album has premiered online! It's time to discover another cut from The Astonishing, the proggers first new album in three years. After the first single "The Gift Of Music", now we can explore "Moment Of Betrayal" which appears on Act II of the ambitious double album. Dive in now!
Dream Theater's thirteenth album, The Astonishing, will be released on January 29th via Roadrunner Records. As we get closer to the release date, the prog giants have released a first glimpse into the world of The Astonishing. Watch its official trailer available below with new song snippets as well. The Astonishing is a concept album focusing on various characters and spreads over two acts.
Dream Theater will also perform their entire new album in North America! The progressive metal giants have announced their first North American tour of 2016, which will see them performing a historic set in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. Set to kick off April 14th at Quebec City's Theatre Du Capitole, the spring trek will see the prog virtuosos delivering a one-of-a-kind show in which they will perform their forthcoming double concept album, The Astonishing, live in its entirety. The tour will continue through May with the band making stops at prestigious theaters throughout North America including New York's Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles's The Wiltern, and Boston's Orpheum Theatre, with additional dates to be announced.
"The Gift Of Music" - the first track from Dream Theater's upcoming album The Astonishing - has premiered officially online. You can enjoy it as much as you want via the YouTube player below. It has also been confirmed that the group's new concept double album will be in stores on January 29th, 2016 via Roadrunner Records. Did the new track live up to your expectations? It's only the first single.
Little by little, we begin to know more about Dream Theater's upcoming album. Titled The Astonishing, the prog metal masters have now revealed its cover explaining that it introduces the album's retro-futurist dystopian setting. Take a look at it below alongside the tracklist. It remains to be seen if the album will be astonishing or not, but the band will perform it in full on a European tour next year with shows in England, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Denmark already booked.
Dream Theater are hitting the road again. The prog legends announced a special one month long European Tour for early 2016 where they will be promoting their upcoming album, whose title and further details are still to be revealed. It is scheduled for release via Roadrunner Records in early 2016. Why is this tour special? During the shows the band will play their new record in its entirety!
Singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants Dream Theater has recently revealed to Simcoe.com that the band will enter the studio in February to create the follow-up to 2013's Dream Theater album which he said he expects to be released next fall. So, the proggers will soon begin work on their next album which will be their 13th already. Are you excited to see what the band comes up with next?
In the beginning of 2014, the talented keyboardist of Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess, released two new solo albums: the successfully crowdfunded Explorations, recorded with the Sinfonietta Consonus symphonic orchestra, and All That Is Now which is generally a "piano album" (initially released in December 2013). And what's really surprising is the fact that both of them are up for consideration for Grammy nominations.
Progressive metal titans Dream Theater have announced the release of a new live DVD-Blu-ray. Usually, the band releases a new DVD per album cycle and this new one is called Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House). This a live set of the band's one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25th, 2014. Have a taste of what you will find on the new release by watching the clip for "The Looking Glass" (from their latest album Dream Theater) here.