Dream Theater plans North American “Images and Words” 25th anniversary tour

ATCO RecordsDream Theater will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1992 sophomore album, Images and Words, with a North American tour, during which the prog-metallers will be performing the record live in its entirety.

The outing, dubbed the Images, Words & Beyond tour, begins October 25 in Oakland, and concludes December 3 in Houston. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, July 28 for some shows at August 4 for others. Visit DreamTheater.net for all ticket info.

Earlier this year, Dream Theater brought the Images, Words & Beyond tour to Europe, and they’ll hit Asia and Australia in September. The North American outing will be the tour’s final leg.

“We’ve been having a blast playing those songs each night, and sharing memories and stories from our time in the studio back in 1992,” says guitarist John Petrucci. “We know that this is such an important album to so many of our fans, both old and new, so we plan on making this a really special night by playing I&W in its entirety as well as breaking out some rare material, and a few of our latest tunes, in order to make this landmark evening compete.”

Images and Words featured the lead single “Pull Me Under,” which gave Dream Theater their first and only top-10 rock radio hit.

Following the conclusion of the North American tour, Dream Theater plan to take a short break before beginning work on their next studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s The Astonishing.

Here are Dream Theater’s North American Images, Words & Beyond tour dates:

10/25 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
10/26 — Los Angeles, CA , The Wiltern
10/28 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
10/29 — Albuquerque, NM, Kiva Auditorium
10/31 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theater
11/2 — Wichita, KS, Orpheum Theatre
11/3 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
11/4 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
11/6 — Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theater
11/8 — Pittsburgh, PA, Palace Theatre
11/9 — Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
11/10 — Buffalo, NY, Rapids Theatre
11/12 — Toronto, ON, Sony Centre
11/14 — Albany, NY, The Palace Theater
11/15 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
11/16 — New York, NY, Beacon Theater
11/18 — Asbury, Park, NJ, Paramount Theater
11/19 — Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theatre
11/27 — Baltimore, MD, The Lyric
11/28 — Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
11/29 — Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium
12/1 — Austin, TX, Bass Hall
12/2 — Dallas, TX, The Pavilion
12/3 — Houston, TX, Cullen PAC

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