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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Heads Up Summer 2012 ‘Shred ‘Til You’re Dead’ Tour

John Petrucci
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If hard rocking guitar music is your thing, then get yourself to the ‘Shred ‘Til You’re Dead’ tour this summer. Dream Theater guitar virtuoso John Petrucci heads up the bill, which also features former Nevermore axeman Jeff Loomis and Animals as Leaders guitar slinger Tosin Abasi. reports that all three musicians will have their solo bands on hand, but there will be no vocalists for the evening. The first 5,000 fans to arrive at each show will receive a free ‘Shred ‘Til You’re Dead’ fanny pack. All Shall Perish‘s Francesco Artusato has also signed on for the run as the opening act.

Petrucci was last heard from on Dream Theater’s 2011 album, ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events.’ Loomis has enjoyed some time as a solo artist after building his name with Nevermore. He released his ‘Plains of Oblivion’ album earlier this year. As for Abasi, he was part of the Animals as Leaders disc ‘Weightless’ that was released last year and he’s been working as part of a new collective called T.R.A.M. They expect to release a new album this year as well.

‘Shred ‘Til Your Dead’ Summer 2012 Tour Dates:

8/1 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden
8/2 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
8/3 — Baltimore, Md. — 1st Mariner Arena
8/4 — Charlotte, N.C. — Time Warner Cable Arena
8/5 — Knoxville, Tenn. — Neyland Stadium
8/6 — Atlanta, Ga. — Turner Field
8/7 — Tampa, Fla. — Tropicana Field
8/9 — Houston, Texas — Toyota Center
8/10 — Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Center
8/11 — Phoenix, Ariz. — U.S. Airlines Center
8/12 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Thomas & Mack Center
8/13 — San Diego, Calif. — Valley View Casino Center
8/14 — Anaheim, Calif. — Disneyland
8/15 — San Francisco, Calif. — Candlestick Park
8/16 — Portland, Ore. — Jeld-Wen Field
8/17 — Seattle, Wash. — Sonics Arena
8/18 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Energy Solutions Arena
8/19 — Denver, Colo. — Pepsi Center
8/20 — Omaha, Neb. — Centurylink Center
8/21 — St. Louis, Mo. — Gateway Arch
8/22 — Chicago, Ill. — United Center
8/23 — Detroit, Mich. — Harpo’s
8/24 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Consol Energy Center
8/25 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Archeron

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