Dream Theater to play the Bank of America Pavilion
Dream Theater has extended their North American tour this summer with a second leg to support their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. The progressive rock veterans will hit Boston for a show at the Bank of America Pavilion on Monday, July 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price $25 to $65, are now on sale through Live Nation. Crimson Projekct will open the concert.
A Dramatic Turn of Events, the band’s eleventh studio album and follow-up to 2009′s Black Clouds & Silver Linings, debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 after its release last September. Recorded in Long Island, the album was produced by guitarist John Petrucci and mixed by Andy Wallace. It is the band’s first recording to feature drummer Mike Mangini following the departure of founding member Mike Portnoy in September 2010. “On The Backs Of Angels”, A Dramatic Turn of Events‘ lead single, was nominated for a Grammy Award (a career first) in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category.
“We wanted this album to be sonically interesting,” said Petrucci in an interview with RoadrunnerRecords.com earlier this year.”I knew from the beginning, I had a dream of having Andy Wallace mix it, and that dream came true. We wanted it to be a real hi-fi, epic, cinematic experience. So when we went in to write, we had it in mind that we were going to take our time with chord progressions and melodic elements and vocal range and the general sound of the instruments and things like that. It was definitely a concerted and focused effort to keep the compositional qualities as high as we possibly could.”
In an interview with Artisan News earlier this year, Petrucci also revealed the band would be filming a DVD on the upcoming tour. No information on what show will be filmed has been released. Check out the interview below.
Led by King Crimson members Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto and featuring Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph, Crimson Projekct will open the show with a set of King Crimson material.