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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.
Dream Theater have announced they will be performing at the 2010 edition of Japan's Summer Sonic festival, which takes place on August 7th in Osaka and August 8th in Tokyo. Other confirmed acts include Coheed and Cambria, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, The Offspring, and Nickelback. More details on the Summer Sonic festival can be found at this location.
Dream Theater have announced they are rescheduling their previously announced show on Thursday, March 11th in Santiago, Chile. The concert will now take place on Friday, March 12th at the Movistar Arena instead. The upcoming Dream Theater tour dates are as follows:
3/12 2010 Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena Santiago
3/13 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park Buenos Aires
3/16 2010 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Pepsi On Stage Porto Alegre
3/18 2010 Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall Curitiba
3/19 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall Sao Paulo
3/20 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall Rio de Janeiro
3/22 2010 Lima, Peru - Jockey Club Lima
3/24 2010 Caracas, Venezuela - Poliedro Caracas
6/9 2010 Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
6/11 2010 The Woodlands Houston, Texas
6/12 2010 AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
6/14 2010 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater Denver, Colorado
6/16 2010 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, New Mexico
6/17 2010 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona
6/19 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, California
6/20 2010 Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, California
6/22 2010 White River Amphitheater Auburn, Washington
6/24 2010 GM Place Vancouver, British Columbia
6/26 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta
6/29 2010 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
7/3 2010 Molson Amphitheater Toronto, Ontario
7/11 2010 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, New Jersey
7/12 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, New York
7/14 2010 Post Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7/15 2010 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, Ohio
7/17 2010 DTE Music Theatre Detroit, Michigan
7/18 2010 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Chicago, Illinois
7/20 2010 Nissan Pavilion Washington DC, Washington DC
In a recent post online, Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy spoke on the band's upcoming tour supporting British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and how he will be realising a life-long dream of playing at Madison Square Garden. The message reads as follows:
"It is a bit of a dream come true for us. After 25 years together, at this stage in our career, there's honestly only three bands Dream Theater would consider opening for and Maiden is one of them. It is an absolute honor. Through the years, we've done many one-off shows with Maiden and they've almost all been overseas. It is very exciting to finally be doing a full tour with them and on our side of the pond no less. These are gonna be amazing shows that the fans won't want to miss. Up the fucking irons!"
"Dream Theater has achieved so many dreams through the years, from playing the Budokan in Tokyo to Wembley Arena in London to Radio City Music Hall in NYC, but the one remaining dream that has eluded us through all of these years was to play at Madison Square Garden. Well, on July 12, along with Iron Maiden, that dream will finally be fulfilled." More...
Iron Maiden has announced that the forthcoming new studio album will be called "The Final Frontier" and is expected be released late summer of this year.
The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with special guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.
Following these shows in USA and Canada, The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011.
IMTV will return to www.ironmaiden.com to cover The Final Frontier World Tour to give fan club members an insight to the band's touring world. This exclusive footage includes regular video from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into the crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, exclusive photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour.
Confirmed dates for The Final Frontier 2010 North American Tour with Dream Theater: More...
Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be released March 2nd as a part of the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP. The EP will also be available as an MP3 download through the usual online outlets. Brief samples of each of the tracks can now be streamed at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End
Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently finished recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album. Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance issued the following statement about the drum recording:
"Finished tracking drums with MP. They sound fucking amazing. Jimmy will be proud. Jimmy's also smiling knowing that Mike Portnoy has a deathbat forever tattooed on him. To show Mike that A7X is deeper then just a band I got one to match his. Jimmy would have done the same. Mike realized that our fans and friends are considered family. Being an A7X fan isn’t always easy because it means you’re not only gonna laugh with us, but cry with us and defend us on occasion. If you’re part of the family it's for life. Shads dedicated his right hand to our brother, without hesitation. I believe what we all share together is magical and wouldn't have it any other way...Ill try my best to keep you updated from the studio."
In a recent message posted online, Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy revealed that he has finished recording the drums for Avenged Sevenfold's new studio album. He was recruited to record with the band following the passing of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Portnoy's message reads as follows:
"Just finished my drum tracks for the Avenged Sevenfold album...what an amazing and emotional experience! Me and Zacky (Vengeance - guitar) celebrated by getting matching Death Bat tats here in the studio.
"I must thank the amazing A7X fans for being so open and welcoming to me. I was fearing them being very defensive over The Rev's drum throne but they've all been so supportive, open-minded, understanding and excited by the news...it is a huge relief to me and the guys!. More...
Yesterday, Avenged Sevenfold--whose drummer James "the Rev" Sullivan tragically passed away in December 2009--announced on their website that they are recording their new album with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. Avenged Sevenfold said in part: "We asked Jimmy's all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that's what Jim would have wanted. It's comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev's abilities."
Mike Portnoy today (2/18/09) issued this statement:
"Even under normal circumstances, I would've been happy to help the guys out in any way I could as I think Avenged Sevenfold are a great band...but under these incredibly sad and tragic circumstances, I must say I am truly honored to have been asked to play with them and I didn't even have to think twice about saying ‘yes.’
"These guys are a true family and it is an incredibly emotional experience to be here with them for the first time without their lost brother. But they have welcomed me into the family with open arms and there's a real excitement to make the record they had set out to make.
"I am treating my participation on this album with the utmost respect for Jimmy's memory and am remaining as true as possible to the drum parts that he wrote for the songs and the record he wanted to make.
"I want their fans to realize that I'm not trying to step into or fill The Rev's shoes...I'm just merely lacing 'em up for him!"
Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following update about entering the recording studio with Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater:
"I want our fans to know that with Jimmy in our hearts, our journey to record has officially began. Jimmy helped leave this world an amazing gift and now it's our job to make sure to deliver that gift to our fans. We asked Jimmy's all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that’s what Jim would have wanted. Its comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev's abilities.
"Even though it will never be the same without our brother by our side, his essence lives in our hearts and through the music he helped create. He was a legend before any of the success or any of that bullshit and we are fucking excited to lay this down for our fans, and especially for Jimmy."
Avenged Sevenfold drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan passed away late last year, found dead in his home on December 28, 2009.
Dream Theater will continue their global tour with a March 5th - 24th tour of South America and Mexico. The trek will encompass 11 shows in six countries, with first-time visits to Lima, Peru and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
In an interview below with Mike Portnoy, the drummer discusses the band’s deep admiration for their fans in Mexico and South America. In Santiago, Chile in 2005, Dream Thater played to their largest audience ever (20,000) as a headlining act, a show that was released as a DVD on Dream Theater’s YtseJam Records.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/05 2010 Monterrey, Mexico Esenica
3/07 2010 Mexico City, Mexico National Auditorium
3/08 2010 Guadalajara, Mexico Diana Theater
3/11 2010 Santiago, Chile Movistar Arena
3/13 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
3/16 2010 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
3/18 2010 Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
3/19 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil Credicard Hall Sat
3/20 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Citibank Hall
3/22 2010 Lima, Peru Jockey Club
3/24 2010 Caracas, Venezuela Poliedro More...
Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has announced he will be making an in-store appearance in Curitiba, Brazil on March 18th. The details are as follows:
Time: March 18 - 4:00pm (1600hrs)
Location: Drum Time Drums and Percussion School
Address: rua Desembargador Westphalen 1224, Centro Curitiba PR
Tel: 55-41-3322 5462 / 9211 5562
Dream Theater have announced they will perform three Mexican tour dates in March. The confirmed dates are as follows:
3/5 - Monterrey - Esenica
3/7 - Mexico City - National Auditorium
3/8 - Guadalajara - Diana Theater
Dream Theater's current list of tour dates is as follows: More...
Roadrunner Records has announced they will release a digital EP soundtrack for the PlayStation 3 video game "God of War III." The EP, titled "God of War: Blood & Metal," will be released in March as a part of the God of War III Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP.
“I have played the previous God of War releases,” said Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. “To be a part of this game in any fashion is amazing! Let the rivers flow red with blood; there is vengeance to bestow! Bring me more new finishing blows to my enemies!"
Hail!, which includes Andreas Kisser from Sepultura, Ripper Owens from Judas Priest, and David Ellefson formerly of Megadeth, have announced their first U.S. shows. The shows will take place at BB Kings in New York City on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 and at Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA just outside Boston on Wednesday, January 27th. Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater will be joining Hail! for drum duties on the dates. “We can’t hold all the rabid fans off any longer,” said singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, “We only have a few days together on the east coast so we’re bringing it to you!”
Andreas Kisser also commented: “We’re really excited! Although it’s only a few shows, and obviously we’d love to play a full tour of the entire US, New York and Boston are two great cities to start with and the fans there are tremendous. Between Mike Portnoy playing drums with us and all the friends we know in this area (hint, hint) I’d ask Santa for a tent and start camping out now for my tickets! These shows are going to be sick!’
Dream Theater have announced they will be touring South America in March of 2010. Supporting acts have yet to be announced. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/11 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
3/13 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park
3/16 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Pepsi On Stage
3/18 - Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall
3/19 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall
3/20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall
3/22 - Lima, Peru - Jockey Club
3/24 - Caracas, Venezuela - Poliedro
Almost a decade has passed since their last live appearance together, but the legendary prog supergroup has arrived has announced a world tour in 2010. The details follow:
An Evening With
Whirld Tour 2010
MIKE PORTNOY (Dream Theater)
PETE TREWAVAS (Marillion)
ROINE STOLT (The Flower Kings)
NEAL MORSE (Ex Spock's Beard)
Sat April 17th - Downey, CA - The Downey Theater
Sun April 18th - San Francisco, CA - The Palace Of Fine Arts
Tues April 20th - Chicago, IL - Park West
Wed April 21st - Montreal, QUE - Metropolis
Fri April 23rd - New York City - The Blender Theater at Gramercy
Sat April 24th - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
Tues May 4th - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Wed May 5th - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Thurs May 6th - Poznan, Poland - Hala Arena
Fri May 7th - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Sat May 8th - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Sun May 9th - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
Mon May 10th - Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Thurs May 13th - Madrid, Spain - Macumba
Fri May 14th - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Mon May 17th - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Tues May 18th - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Wed May 19th - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Thurs May 20th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
Fri May 21st - London, England - Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sat May 22nd - Manchester, England - Academy
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Bam Margera and the following lineup of videos:
Isis - "20 Minutes / 40 Years"
Cradle of Filth - "Nymphetamine"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Mastodon - "Divinations"
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
CKY - "Flesh Into Gear"
Killswitch Engage - "End of Heartache"
Killswitch Engage - "Rose of Sharyn"
Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
Dream Theater have announced that drummer Mike Portnoy will be making two upcoming in-store Australian appearances. The details are as follows:
12/5 2009 2:00pm
610-612 Canterbury Rd, Belmore
Dec 8 2009 4:00pm
529-535 High Street, Northcote
Dream Theater has posted a music video online for the track "Wither," which is off their latest full-length album "Black Clouds & Silver Linings." The video clip can be viewed below.
The brand new Dream Theater video for "Wither" is coming next week. More details will be coming soon.
Dream Theater is currently taking a break from their busy touring schedule to be with family and friends, but will kick off their Australian tour starting December 1st.
The Wither Digital EP is currently on sale at iTunes.