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Dream Theater have announced a forthcoming North American headline tour for this fall, which kicks off on October 5 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The tour will see the group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album “The Astonishing” in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience.

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for select North American dates go on sale this Wednesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. local, with general on-sale starting Friday, August 5.

Confirmed dates so far (with more to be announced):

Oct. 05 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 07 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
Oct. 08 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
Oct. 19 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Oct. 22 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre – Portchester
Oct. 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
Nov. 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

Dream Theater’s latest album, “The Astonishing”, was released on January 29 via Roadrunner and was made available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and a limited-edition deluxe box set.

Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with guitarist John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating, “The Astonishing” paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It’s a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.