Tour News: Dream Theater, Absentstar, Tokyo Police Club and more

Dream Theater

Prog-metal pioneers Dream Theater are hitting the road with Opeth, Between the Buried and Me and 3 for a 21-date North American Tour to promote the band’s new album.

Greatest Hit (…. and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) drops April 1 on Rhino Records. The two-disc album features rare edits, B-sides and three new Kevin Shriley mixes.

The U.S. tour kicks off May 2 at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre; it concludes June 1 in Tampa, Fla. The Mexico and Puerto Rico dates will be Dream Theater with special guests Between the Buried And Me. (Opeth and 3 won’t appear). Tour dates and venues in North America include:

April 29: Mexico City, Mexico National Auditorium
May 2: Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheater
May 3: Oakland, Calif., Paramount Theater
May 5: Seattle, Wamu Theater
May 6: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Orpheum
May 9-10: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Macewan Hall
May 12: Minneapolis, Myth
May 13: Chicago, Rosemont Theater
May 14: Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore
May 16: Columbus, Ohio, LC Amphitheater
May 17: Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheater @ Tower City
May 18: Albany, N.Y., The Armory
May 20: Boston, Orpheum Theater
May 21-22: New York, Terminal 5
May 26: Washington D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
May 27: Richmond, Va., The National
May 28: Atlanta, Tabernacle
May 30: Miami, The Fillmore
May 31: Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock
June 1: Tampa, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 4: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Coliseo of Puerto Rico *



Absentstar is on the road to support its new CD, Sea Trails, which drops April 15 on Canvasback Music/Columbia Records. It is touring with Third Eye Blind.

Tour dates and venues include:

April 1: Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, N.J.
April 4: Jenker Center, Penn State, Erie, Pa.
April 5: Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pa.
April 6: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa.
April 8: PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
April 9: Loyola University, Chicago
April 11: Heny Memorial Gym, Washington, Pa.
April 12: FSU Cordts, Frostburg, Md.
April 13: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, N.H.
April 15: Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa.
April 17: Hollinger Gymnasium, West Chester, Pa.
April 18: Sports Complex, North Eastern, Mass.
April 19: College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.
April 20: Willams College, Williamstown, Mass.
April 22: Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Del.
April 23: Duke University, Durham, N.C.
April 25: Johnson Athletic Center — Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
April 26: Le Frak Gymnasium, Amherst, Mass.
April 27: Campus Center, State University of New York, Oswego, N.Y.
April 29: Nokia Theater, New York
April 20: Nokia Theater, New York

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club is on the circuit promoting its debut LP, Elephant Shell, which will be released April 22 on Saddle Creek Records.

Tour dates and venues include:

March 25: Pomona, Calif., The Glass House
March 26: Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour
March 28: San Diego, Soma
March 29: Tempe, Ariz., The Clubhouse
March 31: Houston, Meridian Red Room
April 1: Dallas, House of Blues
April 3: Tallahassee, Fla., Club Down

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