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Dream Theater Announces 2009 European Progressive Nation Tour

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New York progressive metal band Dream Theater will take their Progressive Nation tour overseas for the first time with a run through Europe and the UK throughout Sept, Oct and Nov of 2009.

Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy comments: “After the excitement of putting together two very cool PROGRESSIVE NATION packages for North America, I knew it was time to bring the concept overseas and share some of these other great bands with our amazing fans throughout Europe and the UK."

Joining the tour will be Opeth from Stockholm Sweden. Vocalist/Guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt commented: "Once my man "The Port" suggested they're going to bring PROGRESSIVE NATION over to Europe, I more or less begged him to get us on it, haha! We had such a great time doing it in North America and it did many great things for us as a band. It's fair to say that I can't wait to get going with this one. It will be a blast, believe me!!”

Los Angeles band Bigelf and Canadian band Unexpect will also be on the bill.

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1. Kadmium writes:

Holy crap. DT, Opeth and Unexpect... what an amazing lineup.

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 5:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. btbamfav20 writes:

omfg, i would kill to see opeth and dream theater all in one concert!

Now listening to: Burn - Soilwork

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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

I caught DT and Opeth last year in the states and it was a treat. I would've have much preferred Unexpect on the bill instead of Between the Buried and Me.

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4. deki writes:

I want them in Rome!!!!!!!!!!!

under prog

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5. xFiruath writes:

I wish I could catch this. I'll have to agree with Bruno, the U.S. Prog Nation would have been better with Unexpect instead of Between the Buried and Me (although if we want to get technical Unexpect is probably considered "avant-garde" instead of "progressive" its but close enough)

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