Dream Theater has just announced the first batch of shows for their upcoming tour in support of 'A Dramatic Turn of Events,' their forthcoming 11th studio album. Labelmates Trivium will appear on many dates, supporting their new album 'In Waves.' The Dream Theater marks the recorded debut of new drummer Mike Mangini, which fans are clamoring to hear. Roadrunner Records will issue the release in multiple versions that will be sure to delight the band's disciple-like fanbase.

In addition to the standard version, a special edition CD/DVD set will include 'The Spirit Carries On' – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater's much-discussed drummer auditions; a double LP Set in gatefold jacket; and a Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set. The 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set includes the standard album; instrumentals of its songs; the DVD of 'The Spirit Carries On;' a double-LP Set of 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' [180-Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket]; Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat; and a litho print of album. Also, 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater 'Ticket for Life,' which is randomly inserted into packaging. All the content will be housed in a custom box and those who purchase will receive a digital download of the album the day prior to release.

"It's a really cool collection dedicated to the art and music of our forthcoming release, along with a few awesome goodies," guitarist John Petrucci said.

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"We are all very pumped about the release of 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' this September, as well as the world tour we'll embark upon in support of the album," said Petrucci. "Our first leg will bring us throughout North America where we'll showcase songs from the new album along with tons of fan favorites and a brand new tour production unlike any other that we've done before. We're equally excited to have our friends in Trivium join us. It's sure to be an incredible tour. We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends on the road this fall!"

The initial confirmed run of dates is below, with more to be announced imminently.

9/24 San Francisco, CA-The Warfield

9/25 Los Angeles, CA-Nokia Theater

9/27 Seattle, WA- Showbox SODO

9/28 Vancouver, BC- Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/3 Royal Oak, MI-Royal Oak Music Theatre (Dream Theater Only)

10/4 Pittsburgh, PA- Trib Total Media Amphitheatre

10/ 6 Toronto, ON- Massey Hall

10/7 Montreal, QC- Place des Arts

10/8 Quebec City, QC- Pavilion de la Jeunesse

10/10 Boston, MA- Orpheum Theatre

10/11 Morristown, NJ-Mayo Performing Arts Center

10/12 New York, NY- Beacon Theatre

10/22 Cleawater, FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall

10/25 Houston, TX- Verizon Wireless Theater

10/26 Austin, TX- Bass Concert Hall