Dream Theater are hitting the road again this fall. The prog metal legends have just announced initial date for a U.S. tour beginning Oct. 5 in Bethlehem, Pa.

Dream Theater have been touring heavily this year, performing their 2016 double concept album, The Astonishing, from front-to-back. These new dates will continue bringing the Astonishing live experience to thousands of fans during these seven fresh tour dates, with more dates expected to be announced shortly.

“It’s almost a movie soundtrack, so because of that and because of the theatrical nature of it as well, we just knew that it had to be a very visually driven experience for our fans, for the audience,” vocalist James LaBrie described to us about the live Astonishing show. “Because of that, once everyone sees this, they’re going to see that the imagery and the visual aspects of the show, along with the incredible lighting design are really going to push the story that much more. It’ll be that much more clearly read and understood but will be a thrilling ride at the same time, it’ll be visually spectacular, we feel. I look at it as being an elaborate theatrical rock opera kind of experience for the audience.”

Keyboardist Jordan Rudess also spoke to us about what Dream Theater wanted to accomplish with The Astonishing. “We’ve grown so much as a band that approaching something like this at this point, you just really want to do something it is special and complete,” said Rudess. “Something deep and lasting. And I think the story that he wrote definitely delivers. You can tell because it lends itself to all of these other outlets we’re already getting interest from -- video games, film, maybe even a musical. When you have a story that is this deep, it’s really easy to extend across other platforms.”

Check out Dream Theater’s upcoming U.S. tour dates below!

Dream Theater Fall 2016 U.S. Tour Dates (more to be announced shortly):

10/05 - Bethlehem, Pa. @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/07 - Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
10/08 - Hershey, Pa. @ Hershey Theatre
10/19 - Newark, N.J. @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
10/22 - Port Chester, N.Y. @ The Capitol Theatre
10/31 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
11/01 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater

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