Dream Theater Announce ‘Images & Words’ 25th Anniversary North American Tour
Great news for fans of Dream Theater. The popular progressive metal act will be embarking on a tour this summer celebrating their sophomore Images & Words which turns 25 this year.
Earlier this year, Dream Theater brought their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour to Europe earlier this winter. The band mentioned bringing the tour stateside, so it’s exciting to finally see dates for the tour. The trek begins Oct. 25 in Oakland, and runs all the way through Dec. 3 in Houston, Texas.
Of the upcoming tour, guitarist John Petrucci says, “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 I&W 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.”
The band’s sophomore record would go on to help define their sound for years to come, ending up as one of the best second releases for any band ever. Check to see where the band is gigging below:
Dream Theater Images, Words & Beyond North American Tour 2017
Oct. 25 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Oct. 28 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Celebrity Theatre
Oct. 29 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Kiva Auditorium
Oct. 31 – Denver, Colo. @ Paramount Theater
Nov. 02 – Wichita, Kan. @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theater
Nov. 04 – Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 06 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theater
Nov. 08 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Palace Theatre
Nov. 09 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
Nov. 10 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rapids Theatre
Nov. 12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sony Centre
Nov. 14 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Palace Theater
Nov. 15 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 18 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Paramount Theater
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Merriam Theatre
Nov. 27 – Baltimore, Md. @ The Lyric
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 29 – Nashville, Tenn. @ War Memorial Aud.
Dec. 01 – Austin, Texas @ Bass Hall
Dec. 02 – Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion
Dec. 03 – Houston, Texas @ Cullen PAC
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