Prog-metal kings Dream Theater are in the midst of wildly popular summer tour, another extension of the worldwide trek in support of their latest release, A Dramatic Turn of Events, which featured the Grammy-nominated single, "On the Backs of Angels."

Opening on the tour is The Crimson ProjeKct, featuring King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Tony Levin, which all but guarantees a magnificent and unique one-two prog punch for fans that appreciate wildly inventive time signatures and complex musical experimentation.

Dream Theater has settled into an epic two-hour set that spans most of the band's career and if the rabid fans Noisecreep saw recently in Anaheim are any indication, then this is one of their hottest tours in years.

Noisecreep hung out on the bus with the band's keyboard wizard, Jordan Rudess, to talk about the tour, the band's upcoming run in South America later this summer, and when work on the next album will begin.

Watch Noisecreep's Exclusive Chat with Jordan Rudess

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Dream Theater U.S. tour dates:

Fri 7/6 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater

Sat 7/7 Austin, TX ACL Live

Mon 7/9 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Thu 7/12 Richmond, VA The National

Fri 7/13 Washington, DC Warner Theatre

Sat 7/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Tues 7/17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

Wed 7/18 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater

Thu 7/19 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater

Sat 7/21 Chester, PA Harrah's Chester Downs

South American tour dates:

August

8 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Forum Mundo E

10 - San Salvdor, El Salvador - Anfiteatro CIFCO

12 - San Jose, Costa Rica - Palacio de los Deportes

15 - Bogota, Colombia - Palacio de los Deportes

17 - Cordoba, Argentina - La Usina

19 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park

20 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park

22 - Santiago, Chile - Espacio Riesco

24 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Pepsi on Stage

26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall

29 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Chevrolet Hall

30 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall

September

1 - Brasilia, Brazil - Ulysses Guimaraes