Dream Theater, two-time GRAMMY-nominated, and million-selling progressive music forerunners are set to kick off their European festival tour, beginning in Solvesborg, Sweden on June 7th.
Performing over 30 concerts in the nearly two-month span, each date will feature a specially curated set list of material spanning the band’s illustrious career as titans of the Prog genre.
The band look forward to bringing their show to Europe for the Summer festival season, and in many cases, with some special guest participation.
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess reveals that the band “are incredibly excited about these upcoming European festivals that will feature great friends of ours, some fantastic musicians!”
Expanding on the quote, founding member, producer, and guitarist John Petrucci identifies the specific artists Dream Theater invited to perform with them on some select dates throughout June and July, enthusiastically stating that “Some of my personal favorite players who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing stages with have agreed to come out to Europe with us. We can’t wait to bring this amazing show to our fans in Europe, and I’m incredibly excited that we get to do so alongside some unbelievable artists like Andy McKee, Jason Richardson, and Tosin Abasi with Animals as Leaders.”
The following dates will feature the additional artists, as noted:
June 15 – (DE) Oberhausen, w/ Andy McKee
June 17 – (LU) Luxembourg, w/ Andy McKee
June 19 – (SE) Gavle, w/ Andy McKee
June 23 – (CH) Pratteln, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 25 – (NL) Ghent, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 26 – (DE) Dresden, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 27 – (DE) Berlin, w/ Andy McKee + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 30 – (DK) Aarhus, w/ Animals As Leaders + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
June 02 – (GR) Athens, w/ Animals As Leaders + Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 03 – (BG) Sofia, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 06 – (IT) Turin, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 09 – (MT) Valletta, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland
July 10 – (IT) Taormina/Sicily, w/ Jason Richardson/Luke Holland