In a new interview with Turkey % 100 Metal, DREAM THEATER guitarist Petrucci jeans spoke about the group’s upcoming European tour which is set to kick off next April in Belfast, UK. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The last show we played was at the end of February 2020, so it will be over two years since we arrived in Europe. We are not doing ‘An Evening With…’ so there will be an opening band that will play with it. us that we’re working on. And we’re going to play a bunch of tracks from the new album, obviously. We have a new scene being developed that we’re trying to do a big, top-of-the-world view. So we’ll see. We’re working there. on top of that. And we’ll play songs that we haven’t played in a long time; we still love to do that, too. “
He added, “It’ll just be fun to come back and play, to play live. Live music has been missing from all of our lives for too long. So we all need it. That’s a big part of it. what we do. “
Last month, DREAM THEATER announced the postponed dates of its postponed North American portion of the “The roof of the world” tower. The shows will now begin in Mesa, Arizona on February 2 and run for seven weeks before concluding in Austin, TX on March 21. The tour will also stop in Los Angeles, California; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; New York City and Dallas, Texas, among others, and will mark the first live performances of music by DREAM THEATERthe latest version of, “A view from the top of the world”. ARCH ECHO will be open on all dates in the United States and FALSE will be the opening of all dates in Canada. Ticket information for all upcoming shows as well as VIP package information can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.
In October, DREAM THEATER a singer James labrie Told The Metal Voice of the band’s decision to postpone the tour, “It was just about how comfortable we were going out. We were getting mixed messages from the promoters and our agencies. Our management was looking at the issue in all areas; with people who were there, tours that were going on, tours that had gone down.
“When you organize a tour, the amount of money invested in a tour is astronomical,” he continued. “And the kind of production that we go out with is pretty important; it’s pretty substantial. We were just getting a lot of indications that the bands that had were out for a week or two and someone within the group or team fell with COVID, then the whole camp had to be closed for up to 10 days. Well, it’s financially crippling for any tour of any magnitude, that you can just tear down a whole camp of, say, thirty people and the amount of money generated while you’re there. You talk about 10 days when you just died in the water.
“So that didn’t make sense to us. First, we were always concerned about our health, going out. And even though we were all fully vaccinated, so to speak, we were still concerned about one of us going downhill. , ill and unable to continue, and then the business side of things.
“I mean, if I want to be completely honest with you, it wasn’t a unanimous decision,” LaBrie admitted. “There were three guys in the group who said, ‘No. We don’t want to turn. We are not going out. “And there were two other guys in the group that said, ‘Come on, let’s go. Let’s go. We’re all for it. “And that’s what happened, was that it was a majority vote that said,” No. We’re not about to come out. “”
James also discussed Petruccithe recent comment the postponement of the tour was “unfortunate” and not a unanimous decision, with Petrucci and bassist John myung being willing to get back on the road as soon as possible and the other three guys chose to stay home.
“Sometimes it comes down to agreeing to disagree, and okay like he said – saw it; fans forwarded it to my site – like he said he was frustrated “, James noted. “Well, frankly, we’re all frustrated that we’re not on tour. That’s what we love to do – we love to go out. But some of us felt we weren’t ready to take this. risk and come down with this unfortunate virus. It just didn’t seem like it to me, and for the other two guys who were on the side of the fence I was on, it didn’t make sense to risk it at this point “But everything is being rescheduled. It has been postponed and it’s all coming back online in February. And I think we’re going to get closer not only to more people being vaccinated, but also to herd immunity.” . So let’s see what happens. “
In October, Petrucci Recount Robert cavuoto from Sonic Perspectives on DREAM THEATER tour postponement: “Well, that’s an unfortunate decision. Jeans [Myung] and I really wanted to tour, and I’m dying to tour – I’m dying to go out and support the [new DREAM THEATER] registration. And unfortunately, we couldn’t convince the other guys that it was safe. So it was not a unanimous decision, unfortunately.
“It’s frustrating for me because everything has opened up and the concerts are going on, the theaters, arenas and clubs and everything is open,” he continued. “The bands are out there, and a lot of my friends are touring successfully. And there are ways to do it safely, which we were very prepared to do. But, like I said, we didn’t. couldn’t convince the other guys that it was, to be safe, so we had to push back.
“I’m the type of person where I hate to disappoint people, I hate to disappoint our fans. So that was definitely an unfortunate decision.”
“A view from the top of the world” was released in October.