The best laid plans don't always go off without a hitch, and Dream Theater are in the process of juggling some of their upcoming tour dates. According to a new posting by the band, a handful of shows on their run have been affected in a variety of ways.

Guitarist John Petrucci posted a note to fans on their social media, explaining some of the changes. The cities affected include Houston, Nashville, Phoenix and Buffalo. See his message below.

The band and I strive to bring the best show possible to our fans in every city that we play. To our fans in Houston, Nashville, Phoenix, and Buffalo, we apologize for the confusion around the announcement and subsequent cancellation of those shows. In Phoenix, we apologize for the unanticipated venue change, and Buffalo has now been moved to Rochester. Unfortunately the Images, Words & Beyond tour production didn’t fit into the original venues booked. We’re looking forward to playing for you all! We truly regret any inconvenience this may have caused, and to our fans in Houston and Nashville: we promise to be back!
We’re also aware of problems within our system getting tour dates and correct ticketing information up, especially in light of all the changes. We value your loyalty and dedication to Dream Theater immensely, and we ask for your forgiveness and patience. Safeguards are being put into place which will insure that this series of errors does not happen again.
—John Petrucci

Dream Theater's "Images, Words and Beyond" tour, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band's Images and Words album, will roll through Japan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey and Israel in September and early October before returning stateside. The North American run starts Oct. 25 in Oakland and will continue into early December. See all of the currently scheduled dates here.

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