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Latest Dream Theater News

Below is our complete Dream Theater news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dream Theater To Release Photo Book

Dream Theater is collaborating with photographer Rob Fenn on a hardcover photo book documenting the North American leg of the Along For The Ride Tour, which kicks off March 20th.

Fenn will be traveling with the band all the way from Toronto, Canada's Massey Hall to Mesa, Arizona's Ikeda Theater, shooting 23 shows in all, including the special March 25th performance at the Boston Opera House, which will feature an orchestra and choir from Berklee College of Music. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the F*ck Cancer foundation and Dying 2 Live.

"Being able to do a book project with an iconic and influential band such as Dream Theater is beyond a honor," says Fenn, who's previously shot limited edition prints featuring Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach and Slipknot and Stone Sour's Corey Taylor. "Cancer affects my life daily, so to be able to give back through my work on a project like this is a true blessing."

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci says, "We were introduced to Rob’s work through Mark Abramson at Roadrunner. His photos are amazing and as soon as we found out about the cause, we were all immediately on board. All of our lives have been affected by cancer in some way and all of us have lost loved ones to the disease. This is a great way for us to be a part of the crusade toward finding a cure, and we are looking forward to working together with Rob on the upcoming North American tour." More...

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Dream Theater Releases New Video

Dream Theater has premiered a new music video for "The Looking Glass," which can be seen in the player below or over at Blabbermouth.net here.

"The Looking Glass" is featured on the Grammy nominated band's latest, self-titled album, which debuted at #7 on The Billboard 200 chart this past fall.

Later this month Dream Theater will embark on the North American "Along For The Ride" tour, set to pick up on March 20th in Toronto, Ontario and then continue through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 26th. Full dates are available after the jump. More...

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Dream Theater Posts Tour Trailer

Dream Theater has released an "Along For The Ride" 2014 tour trailer, which can be seen below and includes a sneak peak at footage from the upcoming video for "The Looking Glass." The new video will officially premiere February 3rd, 2014.

The "Along For The Ride" coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, MX.

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Black Sabbath Wins Grammy Award

Back in December the Grammy nominees for "best metal performance" were announced, and if you've forgotten the lineup was as follows:

"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

While many put their money down on Volbeat, it turns out Black Sabbath actually took home the win for "God Is Dead?"

The track was also nominated for "best rock song" and the new album "13" (reviewed here) was up for "best rock album," although Sabbath didn't actually snag a win in either of those categories. Here were the nominations for best rock song and best rock album: More...

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"Sleeping Dogs" Free For Xbox Live Gold Members

If you haven't been paying attention to your Xbox dashboard over the last six months or so, Microsoft is now offering two free games a month for Xbox Gold members: one on the 1st, and another on the 16th of each month.

This month, the first free game is "Sleeping Dogs," a Grand Theft Auto style game in which an undercover cop takes on Chinese triads. Why does this matter to metalheads? Because the game features the ability to flip through radio stations while driving, and one such channel is dedicated entirely to Roadrunner Records. The station features this soundtrack:

Black Stone Cherry, “Rain Wizard” and “Change”
DevilDriver, “Dead To Rights” and “Bring The Fight (To The Floor)”
Dream Theater, “On the Backs of Angels”
Fear Factory, “Edgecrusher (Urban Assault Mix)”
Killswitch Engage, “My Curse”
Machine Head, “Be Still and Know” and “Locust”
Opeth, “The Grand Conjuration” and “The Devil’s Orchard”
The Parlor Mob, “After All” and “Take What’s Mine”
Soulfly, “World Scum”
Trivium, “Anthem (We Are The Fire)”

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Dream Theater Live Footage Available

Eagle Rock Entertainment has released a video clip of Dream Theater performing "Metropolis Pt.1," taken from the "Dream Theater: Live at Luna Park" release, which can be viewed below. The label also issued the following statement:

"Dream Theater began the mammoth 'A Dramatic Tour Of Events' world trek in July 2011 with the final leg in South America taking place in August 2012. It was here at the Luna Park arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina that they decided to film the two nights that go to make up this release. It was Dream Theater's first tour with new drummer Mike Mangini and all the tracks from their first album together 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' are included in either the main show or the bonus performances. Dream Theater are rock's supreme virtuosos with many awards to their name and here in concert they bring all the power and drama of their music to life with breathtaking performances of classic tracks from across their career." More...

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Dream Theater Announces "Along For The Ride" Tour

Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour.

The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, MX.

Dream Theater’s guitarist John Petrucci commented: “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride!' Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DT live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you. With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of Dream Theater from the moment you enter the venue.

"We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around. We’ll be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DT songs for all of our long time and hard-core fans. We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!” More...

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2013 Metal Grammy Nominees Revealed

The 2013 Grammy nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category have now been revealed, and are as follows:

"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

As usual, there's nothing on the extreme side to be found, but at least actual metal bands have made the list. Anyone want to bet which performance wins?

Keep in mind, last year Halestorm somehow won best metal performance in a lineup that featured Lamb of God, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden, so it seems likely voting for the most rock-focused and least metallic band may be the way to go.

And when you're done with that, let us know what the REAL best metal performance of 2013 should have been - Grammy's be damned!

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Dream Theater Posts New Music Video "Enemy Within"

Dream Theater posted a new music video for the track "The Enemy Within." The song appears on the band's new and eponymous LP "Dream Theater," which drops today via Roadrunner Records.

The video can be viewed right here:

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Dream Theater Streams New Album

Dream Theater has teamed up with Rolling Stone to offer a full album stream of the new album, simply entitled "Dream Theater."

The album officially drops on September 24th, 2013 via Roadrunner Music.

To hear the stream, head on over to this location, or check it out in the SoundCloud player below and let us know what you think in the comments section. More...

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Alberto Rigoni Covers "Erotomania"

After the release of last year’s "Three Wise Monkeys," bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits) is all set to start working on its follow-up album.

As an avid Dream Theater fan, Alberto Rigoni has been covering and playing the band's songs since the start of his career. Saying that "Erotomania" was the first song he learned to play back when he was 16 brought him to pay a tribute to the band by covering this song on his brand new signature model of Dingwall AR5 bass, a mix between the ABZ and Z3 series.

Alberto comments on the track: "It’s a true instrumental masterpiece, both from its technical and melodic aspects. There’s so much to learn from that song because there are many tempo changes and it’s also great for the stretching." More...

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Dream Theater Streaming New Track

Dream Theater has released another new song online from the band's new self-titled album. Listen to "Along For The Ride" in the player below. "Dream Theater" is due out September 24th, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. False Awakening Suite
2. The Enemy Inside (streaming here)
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory

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Dream Theater Members Answer Fan Questions

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and vocalist James LaBrie recently sat down with Roadrunner U.K. and answered questions submitted by fans.

Video of the interview can be viewed below, and the members answered questions such as which of the older albums does 2013's "Dream Theater" resemble, whether they'll ever do another concept album, and whether they write melodies to correspond with James's vocal range.

Dream Theater's new self-titled album is due for release on September 24th, 2013. Check out a lyric video for the song "The Enemy Inside" over here.

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Dream Theater Concert Coming To Theaters

SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment are once again collaborating to distribute the "Dream Theater: Live at Luna Park" concert film to theaters worldwide beginning Thursday, September 19th, 2013.

This cinematic event was captured over two nights during the final leg of the band’s 15-month "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" world tour, which hit 35 countries. "Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park" was filmed in Buenos Aires, runs for 160 minutes, and features many of Dream Theater’s classic tracks, including “Metropolis Pt. 1,” “The Silent Man,” “Pull Me Under,” “The Root Of All Evil,” “The Test That Stumped Them All,” “The Spirit Carries On,” and the recent track “On The Backs Of Angels.”

“Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park is a fantastic addition to our Rock In Cinema series,” said Mark Rupp, Co-Founder and President of SpectiCast. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Eagle Rock Entertainment, bringing theatrical releases of concerts by some of the world’s best musical groups to theatres around the globe.”

Dream Theater's self-titled album is also due out September 24th, 2013. More...

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Dream Theater Posts In-Studio Video

Dream Theater has released a fourth installment in the video series documenting the making of the band's upcoming self-titled studio album, which will be available everywhere September 24th. Check it out below. The track listing for the album is:

1. False Awakening Suite
2. The Enemy Inside (streaming here)
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory

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Roadrunner Records To Release Box Set

Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:

"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.

"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.

"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."

Further details can be found at this location. More...

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Dream Theater Posts Lyric Video For "Enemy Inside"

A day after the premiere hit the internet, Dream Theater followed up with a lyric video for the new track "The Enemy Inside."

The song appears on the upcoming new album, simply entitled "Dream Theater," which is set to hit the street on September 24th via Roadrunner Records.

Check out the lyric video here:

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Dream Theater Premieres New Single

Progressive metal act Dream Theater premiered the new single "The Enemy Inside" over at USA Today (also available below).

The song appears on the upcoming self-titled release "Dream Theater," which is scheduled for release on September 24th via Roadrunner.

The track listing for the album is:

1. False Awakening Suite
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory More...

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Dream Theater Releases New In-Studio Footage

Dream Theater has released a third in-studio clip from the recording process of the band's upcoming self-titled album, due out September 24th, 2013. In this one, guitarist John Petrucci takes the time to go over many of the songs on the band's forthcoming record in detail.

You can also watch the previously posted second clip in the series at this location, which the album's track listing and artwork are available after the jump.


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Dream Theater Posts In-Studio Footage

Dream Theater has released a new in-studio clip, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"Dream Theater, our first self-titled album, will be released September 24th. While that's still a little while from now, today we released the second clip in a series documenting the making of the record.

"In it, John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess (along with engineer Richard Chycki) discuss their creative process and how the band holes up in the studio for months at a time to write and record. Petrucci and vocalist James LaBrie also discuss the way the lyrics come together." More...

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