Dream Theater Sign Worldwide Deal With InsideOutMusic/Sony

Dream Theater have signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic/Sony. The band plan to release their 14th studio album through the label.

Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with @sonymusicglobal worldwide, through Sony’s leading progressive music label imprint @insideoutmusic, for the release of the band’s forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn’t exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early ‘90s. The band comments: “We are all really excited about signing a brand-new record deal with InsideOut/Sony! We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for all of us!” InsideOutMusic Label Head / A&R Thomas Waber adds: “This is what the term ‘coming full circle’ was invented for. We’ve followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of history and friendship between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join with them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can’t wait to get started!” #dreamtheater #sonymusic #insideoutmusic #newalbum #recordlabel #recorddeal @jpetimages @jmyungimages @jcrudess @mikemanginiofficial @james_labrie_fc

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Dream Theater Announce “Images & Words” 25th Anniversary North American Tour

Dream Theater have announced a North American leg of their “Images & Words” 25th anniversary tour. The band will be performing the effort in its entirety on each date.


Tour Dates:

10/25 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/28 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
10/29 Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
10/31 Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
11/02 Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre
11/03 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
11/04 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
11/06 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
11/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theatre
11/09 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/10 Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
11/12 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
11/14 Albany, NY – The Palace Theater
11/15 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
11/16 New York, NY – Beacon Theater
11/18 Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theater
11/19 Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre
11/27 Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
11/28 Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
11/29 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Aud.
12/01 Austin, TX – Bass Hall
12/02 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion
12/03 Houston, TX – Cullen PAC

Metallica, The Pretty Reckless, Incubus, Etc. Pay Live Tributes To Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc.) tragic death left the rock community in a state of shock, and live musical tributes are still continuing to pour in. You can check out some of those below:

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo mixing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” into his bass solo on May 19 in Foxborough, MA:

The Pretty Reckless performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” at WMMR’s MMR-B-Q at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on May 20:

Incubus and Cage The Elephant‘s Matthew Shultz performing “Black Hole Sun” at the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 20:

Bush mixing “Black Hole Sun” into a cover of R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” at Rock On The Range on May 19:

Red Hot Chil Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer performing Cornell’s “Seasons” during the band’s show in Indianapolis, IN on May 18:

Dream Theater’s  James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess performing partial cover of “Black Hole Sun” (which LaBrie unfortunately forgot the lyrics to) during the band’s show in Bucharest, Romania on May 20:

Queensrÿche performing Temple Of The Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” in Biloxi, MS on May 20:

U2 dedicating “Running To Stand Still” to Cornell at their show in Pasadena, CA on May 20:

Living Colour covering Soundgarden‘s “Blow Up The Outside World” during their show in Perth, AUS on May 19:

Aerosmith having a moment of silence and dedicating “Dream On“ to Cornell in Batumi, GA on May 20:

Dream Theater Plan To Bring Their “Images & Words” 25th Anniversary Tour To North America Later This Year

It looks like Dream Theater will be bringing their “Images & Words” 25th anniversary tour to North America later this year. John Petrucci revealed the news during a recent interview with Dream Theater World.

Petrucci said the following when asked about the band’s plans for the rest of 2017:

“We have the second European leg [of the tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ‘Images And Words’ album] in April and May. We’re gonna take the summer off, and I have my camp in August. We’ll reconvene in September and we’re gonna be playing in Asia. And we’re gonna bring the same [‘Images And Words’ 25th-anniversary] tour to North America, where, as soon as we announced [the European leg], al our U.S. fans were, like, ‘You’ve gotta come here.’ So we will do that. And that’ll bring us to just before the holidays. And the following year we’ll get in and start working on a new album, but not before that.”

Dream Theater Release New Video Game

Dream Theater have released a new mobile game for iOS and Android. The band said the following:

“The Astonishing Game contains competitions where players can win Dream Theater exclusive prizes like concert tickets, aftershow passes and signed records. You register inside the game, and complete described challenges on each of the game levels. Achieved challenges are marked by Dream Theater logos that are lit once completed. If a challenge is completed before the dead line, you are eligible to participate in the draw for the outlined prizes.”

Dream Theater Add UK Dates To “Images & Words” 25th Anniversary Tour

Dream Theater have added UK dates to their “Images & Words” 25th anniversary tour. The band will be performing the effort in its entirety on each date.


Tour Dates:

01/30 Rome, ITA – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
01/31 Rome, ITA – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
02/01 Padova, ITA – Gran Teatro Geox
02/03 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
02/04 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
02/06 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
02/08 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/10 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
02/11 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
02/12 Paris, FRA – Zenith
02/14 Hamburg, GER – Mehr
02/16 Malmo, SWE – Malmo Arena
02/17 Partille, SWE – Partille Arena
02/18 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
02/20 Trondheim, NOR – Olavshallen
02/21 Trondheim, NOR – Olavshallen
02/24 Stavanger, NOR – Forum Expo
02/26 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
02/27 Helsinki, FIN – Icehall
04/18 Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
04/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
04/20 Glasgow, UK – Royal Concert Hall
04/22 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
04/23 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
04/25 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
04/26 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena