Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album “Images And Words”. The North American headline dates kick off October 25 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. The trek takes the band throughout the US, including dates at NYC’s Beacon Theatre and L.A.’s Wiltern, as well as a stop at the Sony Centre in Toronto.
Like previous legs, the show will be presented as an “Evening With Dream Theater,” with no opening act. The tour will feature an unparalleled live set of “Images And Words” in its entirety, along with fan favorites from their deep, widely acclaimed catalog.
Said founding guitarist John Petrucci of the upcoming trek: “We are so psyched to bring our ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ tour to North America this fall! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 25 years since ‘Images’ was released! We’ve been having a blast playing those songs each night, and sharing memories and stories from our time in the studio back in 1992. We know that this is such an important album to so many of our fans, both old and new, so we plan on making this a really special night by playing ‘Images And Words’ in its entirety as well as breaking out some rare material, and a few of our latest tunes, in order to make this landmark evening compete. We hope to see all of you there! Don’t miss it.”
Pre-sale tickets for select headline shows will be available beginning today, Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. (local time), followed by a public on-sale July 28, with the remainder of the pre-sales launching one week later, August 2, with a public on-sales of August 4.
DREAM THEATER recently concluded the European leg of the “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, playing to sold-out crowds across Europe. The upcoming North American run caps off a year-long celebration of “Images & Words”. After a short break in early 2018, the band will return to the studio to begin work on a follow-up to their most recent opus, “The Astonishing”.
Oct. 25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Oct. 29 – ABQ, NM – Kiva Auditorium
Oct. 31 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
Nov. 02 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 03 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
Nov. 04 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 06 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
Nov. 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theatre
Nov. 09 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 10 – Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
Nov. 12 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
Nov. 14 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theater
Nov. 15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
Nov. 18 – Asbury, Park, NJ – Paramount Theater
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre
Nov. 27 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 29 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Aud.
Dec. 01 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Dec. 02 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion
Dec. 03 – Houston, TX – Cullen PAC