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Dream Theater Postpone North American Tour Due To COVID-19 Cases

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

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Dream Theater have moved their upcoming US tour due to COVID-19 concerns.

The prog-metal titans had planned to kick off their Top Of The World Tour on October 28 in Mesa, Arizona, hot on the heels of the release of their 15th studio album, 'A View From The Top Of The World', due out on October 22.

The trek will now get underway in February 2022, with the new dates to be announced shortly. Confirming the news in a post on their social media pages, the band wrote:

"In light of current instabilities to touring that remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel confident that this is the right decision. Know that we are as disappointed as you are that we will have to wait a little longer to bring Dream Theater music to you live. We miss performing for you all and can’t wait until we can be on stage bringing our new album and fan-favorites to you.

This was an extraordinarily challenging decision to make but needed to be done after taking into consideration the varying local mandates across North America. In an effort to present the absolute most complete and engaging Dream Theater experience that our fans around the globe have come to expect, we feel we are all best served to postpone all touring activities to early 2022. At this time, we ask that everyone hold on to their tickets as we are working frantically to finalize the reschedule of all of these dates. All shows are currently being re-booked to begin in February 2022. Please keep an eye on our website, and we’ll have a complete, updated itinerary shortly. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Please consult your local point of purchase for any inquiries regarding refunds.

We know that we all have eagerly awaited a return to normalcy, and the opportunity to enjoy live Dream Theater music together again. We apologize profusely but hope that everyone can understand the logic behind this decision.

Playing music for our fans is all we ever want to do. We look forward to seeing each and every one of our fans as soon as possible. We wish it could have been sooner, but we are counting the days until we can see you all again."

The UK leg of the Top Of The World Tour will get underway next spring, followed by a run of European shows beginning in Paris on April 25.

The group recently unveiled the latest single from the forthcoming LP, Invisible Monster.

Dream Theater Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed April 20 2022 - BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Thu April 21 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Utilita Arena
Sat April 23 2022 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

Mon April 25 2022 - PARIS Le Dôme de Paris (France)
Tue April 26 2022 - RENNES Le Liberte (France)
Wed April 27 2022 - BORDEUX Metropole Arena (France)
Fri April 29 2022 - LISBON Cinema City Campo Paqueno (Portugal)
Tue May 03 2022 - TOULOUSE Zenith (France)
Wed May 04 2022 - GENEVA Geneva Arena (Switzerland)
Fri May 06 2022 - ROME Palalottomatica (Italy)
Sat May 07 2022 - MILAN Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Sun May 08 2022 - PADOVA Kioene (Italy)
Tue May 10 2022 - BUDAPEST Arena Budapest (Hungary)
Wed May 11 2022 - VIENNA Gasometer (Austria)
Fri May 13 2022 - AMSTERDAM AFAS Live (Netherlands)
Sun May 15 2022 - ESCH SUR ALZETTE Rockhal (Luxembourg)
Tue May 17 2022 - PARTILLE Parille Arena (Sweden)
Thu May 19 2022 - OSLO Spectrum Arena (Norway)
Fri May 20 2022 - TRONDHEIM Spectrum (Norway)
Mon May 23 2022 - BERLIN Admiralpalast (Germany)
Tue May 24 2022 - KRAKOW Tauron Arena (Poland)
Fri May 27 2022 - ZAGREB Dom Sportova (Croatia)
Sun May 29 2022 - BUCHAREST Romexpo (Romania)
Mon May 30 2022 - SOFIA National Palace Of Culture (Bulgaria)
Wed June 01 2022 - ISTANBUL Kucukciftlik Park (Turkey)

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