Saturday, December 19, 2009

DREAM THEATER Announces South American Tour Dates Announced

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will embark on a tour of South America in March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March 11 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
March 13 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park
March 16 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Pepsi On Stage
March 18 - Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall
March 19 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall
March 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall
March 22 - Lima, Peru - Jockey Club
March 24 - Caracas, Venezuela - Poliedro

DREAM THEATER's new documentary road video for their new single "Wither" from their tenth studio release, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" (Roadrunner) can be viewed below.

"Of the 10 videos we've done through the years, I felt we have never been truly captured 'in our element...which of course is on tour, playing to our fans, with our lighting and video show. So I thought it was time to do a video that showed us in our 'real world' (unlike the 'fake worlds' that are usually created when shooting a promo video)," said DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy.

Directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who did the same honors for the first clip for the album's first single "A Rite Of Passage", the "Wither" video was shot on location in the U.K. (London, Manchester), France (Paris, Lille) and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) as part of DREAM THEATER's September/October 2009 headlining "Progressive Nation" tour reaching 15 countries.

2009 continues to be a watermark year for DREAM THEATER — James LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar, vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards, Continuum) — as a recording act and touring powerhouse. They achieved a #1 debut on the Billboard European chart and 12 Top Ten album chart debuts around the world including the U.S. with "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", a highlight of their 25-year career. They were also honored with the "Spirit Of Prog" achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards in London (November 2).