Dream Theaterthe new album of A view from the top of the world is due out in October (pre-order on opaque green double vinyl and CD, limited to 500 copies), and they were due to begin a tour supporting it on October 28. Due to the continuing threat of COVID, however, they have now postponed this tour to 2022. The group writes:
Dream Theater has made the difficult decision to postpone its North American tour dates from October to December 2021 in early 2022.
In light of the current tour instabilities that remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are confident this is the right decision. Please note that we are as disappointed as you are to have to wait a little longer to bring you the music of Dream Theater live. We miss playing for all of you and can’t wait to be on stage to present our new album and fan favorites to you.
This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but one that had to be made after considering the various local mandates across North America. In an effort to present the most comprehensive and engaging Dream Theater experience our fans around the world have come to expect, we believe we are all best served to postpone all touring activity to early 2022. At this point stadium, we ask everyone to hold onto their tickets as we work frantically to finalize the postponement of all these dates. All shows are currently in the process of being booked to begin in February 2022. Please keep an eye on our website, and we will have a full and updated itinerary soon. All tickets already purchased will be honored. Please consult your local point of sale for any questions regarding refunds.
We know we all look forward to a return to normalcy and the opportunity to enjoy Dream Theater live 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 want to do. We look forward to seeing each of our fans as soon as possible. We wish it had been sooner, but we’re counting the days until we can all see you again.
Stay tuned for updated Dream Theater dates and check out original and postponed dates below.
DREAM THEATER: 2021 TOUR POSTPONED
Thu 28 OCT Mesa Center for the Arts Mesa, AZ
Fri, OCT 29 San Diego Civic Theater San Diego, CA
Sat, October 30 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
Mon, 1 NOV. Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Tue 2 NOV. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Thu. 4 NOV. Paramount Theater Seattle, WA
Sat 6 NOV Paramount Denver, CO
Mon 8 NOV. State Theater Minneapolis, MN
Tue 9 NOV. Miller High Life Theater Milwaukee, WI
Thu 11 NOV The Chicago Theater Chicago, IL
Fri 12 NOV Goodyear Theater Akron, OH
Sat, NOVEMBER 13 MERIDIAN ROOM Toronto, Canada
Mon, NOV 15 National Arts Center Ottawa, Canada
Tue 16 NOV Grand Theater de Quebec Quebec, Canada
Wed 17 NOV Place Bell Laval, Canada
Fri 19 NOV Kodak Center Rochester, NY
Sat, NOV 20 The Met Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Sun 21 NOV Warner Theater Washington, DC
Tue 23 NOV Boch Center – Wang Theater Boston, MA
Sun 28 NOV Toyota Oakdale Theater Wallingford, CT
Mon November 29 Hackensack Meridian Health Theater at Count Basie Center for the Arts Red Bank, NJ
Tue 30 NOV. Kings Theater Brooklyn, NY
Thu, Dec 2 Charlotte Ovens Auditorium, North Carolina
Fri, 3 DEC The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Sat, December 4 Peabody Opera House St Louis, MO
Mon, December 6 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
Tue, DEC 7 Coca-Cola Roxy Atlanta, GA
Thu 9 Dec Three Links Deep Ellum Dallas, TX
Fri, DEC 10 ACL Live at Moody Theater Austin, TX
Sat, December 11 Revention Music Center Houston, TX
Mon, DEC 13 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
Tue 14 Dec Mahaffey Theater Saint Petersburg, FL