Dream Theater Announces 2020 European Tour

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

Progressive metal giants Dream Theater have announced the European leg of their “Evening With” touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band’s latest record, “Distance Over Time”, and their acclaimed milestone achievement, “Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory”.

The “Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory” takes place across Europe through January/February 2020. The 28-date leg will see the band traverse 16 countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Netherlands, and many more. Full dates are below and information on tickets for all upcoming shows, as well as VIP packages, can be found at dreamtheater.net/tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. BST on Friday, September 13.

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci comments: “Europe! The response to ‘Distance Over Time’ has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really looking forward to playing some of the songs from that album live for our European audiences in an ‘Evening With’ setting along with our full headlining show production.

“For those of you who were there when we premiered ‘Scenes From A Memory’ live in Europe 20 years ago, this will not only be a trip down memory lane but also the chance to see it presented in a completely new light and the way it was always intended to be. Our updated presentation has all-new animated video content depicting the characters and storyline through the entire show as they’ve never been ‘scene’ before!

“For those of our fans who were either not born yet, too young, or had not yet been introduced to DT 20 years ago, this will be a fresh opportunity to experience ‘Scenes’ live for the first time in its entirety. We can’t wait to perform for all of you!”

Tour dates:

Jan. 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
Jan. 12 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle 1
Jan. 14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
Jan. 15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
Jan. 17 – Helsinki, Finland @ Icehall
Jan. 18 – Oulu, Finland @ Teatri Oulu
Jan. 20 – Trondheim, Norway @ Spektrum
Jan. 21 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Jan. 23 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
Jan. 24 – Helsingor, Denmark @ Kulturvaerftet Hal 14
Jan. 26 – Paris, France @ Seine Musicale
Jan. 27 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier
Jan. 29 – Barcelona, Spain @ St Jordi Club
Jan. 31 – Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Center
Feb. 01 – Porto, Portugal @ Gondomar Pavilion
Feb. 02 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno
Feb. 05 – Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena
Feb. 06 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunderthalle
Feb. 08 – Budapest, Hungary @ Arena
Feb. 09 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
Feb. 11 – Rome, Italy @ Palazzo dello Sport
Feb. 12 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
Feb. 14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
Feb. 15 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena
Feb. 16 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Orbita Hall
Feb. 18 – Hannover, Germany @ Swizz Life
Feb. 21 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Feb. 23 – Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo, UK