Update: Dream Theater have now revealed that 'Distance Over Time' will be released Feb. 22, 2019 via InsideOut Music / Sony Music. The album was produced by the band's John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker. "When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way," says Petrucci of the disc. Meanwhile, ticketing details for their 2019 touring can be found here.

Three years ago, Dream Theater released The Astonishing, a record many have called their most ambitious effort to date as an elaborate concept spilled out across the double album. The prog legends are returning in 2019 with Distance Over Time, their 14th studio album, and a North American tour that launches in March.

The album, which will be released on a yet-to-be-disclosed date in February, features a robotic arms outstretched, holding a skull on the cover art, perhaps continuing some sort of theme which began on The Astonishing where machines ruled the world and created its music.

You can check out a teaser clip, the album art and tour dates (which only lists cities for now) below.

"Right now, we're mixing it. It's being mixed as we speak," keyboardist Jordan Rudess told Metal Wani in a recent interview. "It sounds awesome. I'm so excited about it. There's a very, very strong energy around the band these days. We all feel very connected and excited about what's coming."

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Dream Theater 2019 North American Tour Dates

Mar. 20 - San Diego, Calif.
Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, Calif.
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, Calif.
Mar. 24 - San Francisco, Calif.
Mar. 26 - Denver, Colo.
Mar. 28 - St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 29 - Chicago, Ill.
Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr. 02 - Detroit, Mich.
Apr. 04 - Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 05 - Montreal, Quebec
Apr. 06 - Quebec City, Quebec
Apr. 08 - Boston, Mass.
Apr. 09 - Oakdale, Conn.
Apr. 10 - Red Bank, N.J.
Apr. 12 - New York, N.Y.
Apr. 13 - Upper Darby, Penn.
Apr. 15 - Washington, D.C.
Apr. 17 - Nashville, Tenn.
Apr. 22 - Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 23 - Atlanta, Ga.
Apr. 25 - Orlando, Fla.
Apr. 26 - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, Fla.
Apr. 29 - Dallas, Texas
Apr. 30 - Houston, Texas
May 01 - Austin, Texas
May 04 - Mexico City, Mexico

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