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Dream Theater announces new album, European tour dates

The Grammy-nominated progressive metal band will put out "Dream Theater" album Sept. 24, followed by the video release "Live At Luna Rock" Nov. 1.

Grammy-nominated progressive metal band Dream Theater has announced European tour dates to support the band's new eponymous album.

"Dream Theater" will be released Sept. 24; it is the first self-titled release in the band's career. The European tour starts Jan. 15, 2014; North American tour dates are slated to begin in March 2014.

The concert DVD "Live At Luna Park,' which was filmed during the band's A Dramatic Tour of Events shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is scheduled to be release Nov. 5 via Eagle Rock. Available formats are: Blu-Ray; 2 DVD; 2 DVD + 3 CD; Blu-ray + 3 CD; and a Deluxe Edition with a 40-page book, a Blu-Ray + 2 DVD + 3 CD.

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Dream Theater's 2013 lineup (from left): Mike Mangini, John Petrucci, James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and John Myung.

Dream Theater consists of John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums. The band completed a 14-month, 110-show tour in 34 countries from 2011-2012 to support the studio album "A Dramatic Turn of Events."

“I see every new album as an opportunity to start over,” says Petrucci. “To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

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The band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty; the lineup featured Petrucci, Myung, and Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together, along with LaBrie and Rudess, until September 2010, when Portnoy exited the band. In October 2010, drummer Mangini joined the roster.

Tour dates, cities and venues are:

Jan. 15, 2014: Porto, Portugal, Coliseum of Porto
Jan. 16: Madrid, Palacio Visalegre
Jan. 17: Pamplona, Spain, Anaitasuna
Jan. 18: Barcelona, Spain, St. Jordi Club
Jan. 20: Milan, Mediolanum Forum
Jan. 21: Florence, Italy, Obihall
Jan. 22: Rome, Palalottomatica
Jan. 23: Padova, Italy, Geox Theatre
Jan. 25: Vienna, Gasometer
Jan. 26: Munich, Zenith
Jan. 27: Zurich, Volkshaus
Jan. 29: Prague, Tipsport Arena
Jan. 30: Ludwigsburg, Germany, Arena
Jan. 31: Paris, Zenith
Feb. 1: Offenbah, Germany, Stadthalle
Feb. 3: Zagreb, Croatia, Cibona
Feb. 4: Ljubljiana, Slovenia, Small Tivoli
Feb. 5: Katowice, Poland, Spodek Hall
Feb. 7: Bamberg, Germany, Stechert Arena
Feb. 8: Deinze, Belgium, Brielpoort
Feb. 9: Hannover, Germany, Swiss Life Hall
Feb. 10: Saarbrucken, Germany, Saarlandhalle
Feb. 12: Lille, France, Aeronef
Feb. 13: Manchester, U.K., O2 Apollo
Feb. 14: London, Wembley Arena
Feb. 15: Wolverhampton, U.K., Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Feb. 17: Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall
Feb. 18: Dusseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Feb. 20: Copenhagen, Denmark, Falconer
Feb. 24: Helsinki, Icehall