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Dream Theater, Symphony X Confirm 5 Italian Dates

Dream Theater, with special guests Symphony X, have confirmed five Italian shows in October for the Chaos In Motion World Tour. Those tour dates are:

25.10 Bologna, Land Rover Arena (Paladozza)
26.10 Roma, Palalottomatica
27.10 Andria (Ba), Palasport
29.10 Milano, DatchForum
30.10 Padova, Palasport

As previously reported, Dream Theater's first-ever tour of Australia is "almost confirmed."

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Dream Theater To Tour Australia For First Time

In an interview with OzProg, vocalist James LaBrie has announced that a Dream Theatre tour of Australia is almost confirmed. The band is currently touring through Europe, and James had this to say on the subject:

I can tell you that with almost 100% certainty that we will be coming there this tour. They're talking about doing four or five shows, and our booking agent is in touch with a promoter over there, one of the bigger ones that are really excited to bring us over, so it's just a matter of finding the time that we can get in there and do it.

In other news, Dream Theatre's keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, will be making an appearance on Melbourne metal radio show Screaming Symphony, and will discuss the new album Systematic Chaos, and more. Tune in to PBS 106.7 FM in Melbourne at 10pm on Tuesday the 12th of June to hear the interview, or stream the show live from here.

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Video Interview With James Labrie Posted

Dream Theater's brand new album Systematic Chaos hits stores TOMORROW. Because of all of the excitement around its release, Roadrunner UK's Jim Tattersall sat down to interview James LaBrie. Part I is available HERE and Part II will be out on Thursday.

You can also check out this in-studio video of "The Dark Eternal Night" as well as the Systematic Chaos E-Card.

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Dream Theater Listening Parties and New E-card

Roadrunner Records UK has set up a series of Dream Theater SYSTEMATIC CHAOS listening parties in and around England. Here are the remaining dates:

Friday 1st June – Spiders @ Spiders Nightclub, Hull (9.30am to 2.00pm)
Friday 1st June – Meltdown @ The Rigger, Newcastle-Under-Lyme (10pm-2am)
Friday 1st June – Revolution @ Newcastle Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne (10pm – 3am)
Friday 1st June - The Twisted Rock Night @ Berties Nightclub, Newquay (10pm-)
Friday 1st June – Subsonic @ The Loft, Maidstone (10pm – 4am)
Saturday 2nd June – Retribution @ Studio 24, Edinburgh (10.30pm – 3am)
Saturday 2nd June - The Cathouse, Glasgow (10.30pm-3am)
Saturday 2nd June – Meltdown @ Waterfront, Norwich
Saturday 2nd June - Corporation, Sheffield (9.30pm – 3am)
Saturday 2nd June – Subculture @ Carling Academy Birmingham, Birmingham (10.00pm-3.00am)
Saturday 2nd June – Loaded @The Krazyhouse, Liverpool (9pm)

In related Dream Theater news, there is a new Systematic Chaos e-card online, which includes a chapter from the "making of" documentary from the Special Edition DVD.

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Behold...The Arctopus Recording New Album

Behold...The Arctopus is currently hard at work in the studio recording their first full-length album, "Skullgrid". Almost all the tracking has been completed and the band is very excited about the way the album is sounding. "Skullgrid" will contain 7 new tracks and and will feature guest solos by Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Octis, Ocrilim) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). More album details will be revealed soon.

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Dream Theater Release "Systematic Chaos" E-card

An e-card for DREAM THEATER's upcoming CD, "Systematic Chaos", has been made available at this location. There are plenty of ants to entertain you, plus some truly spectacular desktop wallpaper, AIM icons, and banners. Plus Roadrunner Records has loaded it with "The Dark Eternal Night" in-studio video and two tracks from the album.

"Systematic Chaos" will be released June 5 in simultaneous standard and special editions. You can pre-order now from F.Y.E. or follow the link to purchase in the e-card.

DREAM THEATER will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, May 26 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) at BBC.co.uk.

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Dream Theater Drummer Discusses Favorite Albums

Progressive metal legends Dream Theater make their much-anticipated return this year with their new album Systematic Chaos. Systematic Chaos takes rock and metal to epic extremes: The Pantera-esque "The Dark Eternal Night" portrays the battle between a heroic protagonist and a demonic antagonist, while the "The Ministry of Lost Souls" and "In the Presence of Enemies" are reminiscent of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and Rush's "La Villa Strangiato," respectively. To celebrate the release, we asked drummer Mike Portnoy for his ten favourite albums...

It breaks down into two halves; one is 5 classic albums, and then 5 modern albums.

Going chronologically, the first one would be Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by The Beatles. It was released 3 months after I was; I was born in April 67 and the album came out in July 67, so it's a nice landmark for an album that has been around for my entire lifetime. It's an album that broke every rule and created a million new ones, everything from the conceptual zeal to the album artwork, the gatefold sleeve, and the production, everything about it was completely groundbreaking. The Beatles are my number one favourite all time band, so having to pick one single album from them is always rough, it could change from day to day; I could easily of very easily picked Revolver or Abbey Road or Rubber Soul, but it seems like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the one that if you held a gun to my head. More...

Read the full article at The Artists' Choice Section of Amazon.co.uk.

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Dream Theater Announce Philadelphia Live Date

DREAM THEATER have announced a live date in Philadelphia on August 26th in support of their new album, Systematic Chaos, will be released on Tuesday, June 5th via Roadrunner Records.

Dream Theater's North American tour schedule with special guests REDEMPTION and INTO ETERNITY is currently as follows:

July
24 - OAT - San Diego, CA
25 - Dodge Theater - Phoenix, AZ
27 - Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, CA
28 - Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA
30 - E Center - Salt Lake City, UT
31 - Paramount Theater - Denver, CO

August
2 - Nokia Theater - Dallas, TX
3 - Verizon Wireless - Houston, TX
6 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
7 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
9 - State Theater - Minneapolis, MN
10 - Rosemont Theater - Chicago, IL
11 - Tower City Amphitheater - Cleveland, OH
13 - State Theater - Detroit, MI
14 - Pier Six - Baltimore, MD
16 - Expocite Site - Quebec City, QC
17 - Bell Center - Montreal, QUE
18 - Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, ON
20 - University Of Buffalo Center for the Arts - Buffalo, NY
21 - Bank Of America Pavillion - Boston, MA
22 - Chevrolet Theater - Hartford, CT
24 - PNC - Holmdel, NJ
25 - Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY
26 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA

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Dream Theater Adds Four More Tour Dates

Dream Theater has added a few more dates to their Chaos In Motion World Tour including the following:

8/14 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six
8/16 - Quebec City, QC - Expocite Site
8/20 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
8/22 - Hartford, CT - Chevrolet Theater

In other news, the band has posted a video of exclusive footage taken during the recording of "The Dark Eternal Night" from Systematic Chaos. More...

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Dream Theater Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for DREAM THEATER’s Summer North American tour with REDEMPTION and INTO ETERNITY:

July 24 - San Diego, CA @ OAT
July 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theater
July 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
July 28 - Berkeley, CA @ Berkeley Community Theater
July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center
July 31 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
August 2 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theater
August 3 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless
August 6 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
August 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
August 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
August 10 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theater
August 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater
August 13 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
August 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
August 18 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
August 21 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavillion
August 24 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 25 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach

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Dream Theater Post New Song Available For Download

A DREAM THEATER EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the group's new album, "Systematic Chaos", is available for download here (QuickTime, 38.5 MB). A new track, entitled "Constant Motion", is available for free at this location. Simply fill in your details and the download link will be sent directly to your e-mail.

"Systematic Chaos" will be released on Tuesday, June 5 (date may vary in different countries) through Roadrunner and will be available in two formats: regular-edition CD (cover) and a special-edition CD and DVD (cover). More...

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Watch Live Redemption Footage from Holland Online

A video clip of REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — performing the song "Nocturnal" at this year's Headway Festival (held April 7-8 at P60 in Amstelveen, the Netherlands) has been posted online at YouTube.

As previously reported, Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY will fill in for REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk for several dates on the latter band's upcoming U.S. tour with DREAM THEATER.

Said Dyk: "For those of you aware of my rather demanding 'day job,' I personally will be making as many of these shows as possible (hopefully the significant majority of them). For the dates where I am unable to make it, we will be fortunate to have the talents of Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY taking my place. The rest of the band will be there at all dates." More...

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Into Eternity Comment on Dream Theater Tour

Canadian progressive death outfit INTO ETERNITY has been confirmed for a month-long summer U.S. tour alongside the legendary DREAM THEATER. The trek, which kicks off in late July, is the opportunity the group has been waiting for since their inception, and a perfect chance to reach a new, open-minded audience that has yet to bear witness to their perfect blend of technicality, memorable songwriting and traditional heavy metal.

Commented Tim Roth (guitars, vocals): "I still can't believe I'm going to be saying this, but we are blown away to be going on tour with DREAM THEATER! There would be no INTO ETERNITY, without DT's influence on our music. The progressive sound that we have comes directly from them. There is no question that they are one of our favorite bands of all time!

"A huge thanks to Mike Portnoy for going to bat and getting us on this tour. It will be interesting to leave the clubs for one tour and get back into large venues again. We hope that the loyal DT fan base will be cool to us as a support act. We also can't wait to meet the REDEMPTION guys. FATES WARNING was also an influence on our sound." More...

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Dream Theater Announced Release Date

DREAM THEATER has announced the release date and details on their upcoming release, "Systematic Chaos." "Systematic Chaos" will be released on Tuesday June 5th (date may vary in different countries) and will be available in two formats: a Regular Edition CD and a Special Edition CD and DVD.

The Special Edition DVD will include:

  • the entire album mixed in 5.1 surround sound

  • "Chaos in Progress - The Making of Systematic Chaos" (a 90-minute documentary directed by Mike Portnoy)

The CD's track listing for both editions is:

1. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1 (9:00)
2. Forsaken (5:36)
3. Constant Motion (6:55)
4. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
5. Repentance (10:43)
6. Prophets Of War (6:01)
7. The Ministry of Lost Souls (14:57)
8. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2 (16:38)

You can view the album cover art for both version in the MySpace post.

The band will shoot a video next week for the first single off the album, "Constant Motion."

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Redemption Leader Sits Out Part of Up Coming Tour

Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY will fill in for REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk for several dates on the latter band's upcoming U.S. tour with DREAM THEATER.

Said Dyk: "For those of you aware of my rather demanding 'day job,' I personally will be making as many of these shows as possible (hopefully the significant majority of them). For the dates where I am unable to make it, we will be fortunate to have the talents of Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY taking my place. The rest of the band will be there at all dates."

REDEMPTION supporting DREAM THEATER:

July 27 - Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, CA
July 30 - E Center - Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 - Paramount Theater - Denver, CO
Aug. 07 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 09 - State Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 10 - Rosemont Theater - Chicago, IL
Aug. 11 - Tower City Amphitheater - Cleveland, OH
Aug. 21 - Bank Of America Pavillion - Boston, MA

INTO ETERNITY will also be on the bill.

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Dream Theater Reveal More US, Euro Tour Dates

Dream Theater have announced their latest Chaos In Motion 2007 World tour plans including Eurpoean shows with Riverside as support, a multitude of festivals and a summer US tour with Redemption and Into Eternity. Here are the confirmed tour dates, with many more to come: More...

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Dream Theater Reveal 'Systematic Chaos' Artwork

Progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "Systematic Chaos", due in June via Roadrunner Records. Check it out at this location.

"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals drummer Mike Portnoy, who co-produced the CD with guitarist John Petrucci (Paul Northfield engineered and mixed the effort). "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material." The disc sports seven new songs, one of which runs 25 minutes.

"Systematic Chaos" track listing:

01. In The Presence of Enemies Pt. 1 (9:00)
02. Forsaken (5:36)
03. Constant Motion (6:55)
04. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
05. Repentance (10:43)
06. Prophets of War (6:01)
07. The Ministry of Lost Souls (14:57)
08. In The Presence of Enemies Pt. 2 (16:38)

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Dream Theater Confirm First U.S. Summer Tour Date

Dream Theater have announced its first confirmed U.S. summer tour date at the Gibson Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, July 27th. No further details are available as yet.

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Download Festival

Dream Theater confirmed today that they'll be playing UK's Download 2007. Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait: "Fuck yeah! It's about time!!! I am absolutely stoked for Dream Theater to finally play Download... In a career already filled with so many personal achievements and dreams having been realized, somehow an invitation to play Download or Donington has always eluded us thus far... After all our hard work for the past 21 years and having made so many fans and friends in the U.K., it's nice to finally get the invitation! This gig will come within the first month of a world tour that will last well into 2008 for us, but I can already predict this will be one of the highlights of the year for us..."

Other confirmed acts include Devil Driver, DragonForce, Evanescence, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Korn, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Shadows Fall, and Slayer.

Visit the Download 2007 web site for more details.

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Dream Theater Confirm Final Tracklisting

Dream Theater have confirmed the final track listing of their impending new album, Systematic Chaos:

1. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1
2. Forsaken
3. Constant Motion
4. The Dark Eternal Night
5. Repentance
6. Prophets of War
7. The Ministry of Lost Souls
8. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2

The band just mastered the album on Wednesday and it was to be in the hands of Roadrunner Records on Thursday. Produced by Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci, "Systematic Chaos" is Dream Theater's ninth studio album and Roadrunner debut, and will be out this summer.

In related news, Tama.com has a new interview online with Mike Portnoy. In the interview, Mike talks about the new Dream Theater album "Systematic Chaos", his Albino Monster, the upcoming G3 tour with John Petrucci, his new instructional DVD "In Constant Motion", working with Neal Morse and more.

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