GRAMMY®-winning, millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater, are pleased to present the first edition of DREAMSONIC, taking place in North America throughout June and July and celebrating the summer’s ultimate progressive metal line-up. Kicking off on the 16th of June, Dream Theater will be joined by special guest Devin Townsend, & Animals As Leaders on what is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer.
John Petrucci had this to say: “We are all so incredibly excited to present Dream Theater’s very own prog-metal music festival, Dreamsonic 2023!
The lineup for our inaugural run this summer features Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, and Animals As Leaders and is going to be absolutely epic!
Dreamsonic promises to be a reoccurring musical event that will deliver history-making nights of amazing music for many years to come!
You’re not going to want to miss this one!”
Dream Theater released A View From The Top Of The World on October 22, 2021, and the release week saw the album top the charts hitting #1 on the Current Hard Music Charts, #2 on the Current Rock Albums Charts and also debuted at #52 on the Billboard 200. The album’s lead track The Alien later went on to win the GRAMMY® award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Watch the video for that track here: https://youtu.be/V462IsOV3js
Canadian musical maverick Devin Townsend released his latest album Lightwork in late 2022, with Metal Injection calling it a “superb addition to his one-of-a-kind catalog”. Assembled from a barrage of material written during the pandemic, ‘Lightwork’ represents a kind of ‘light in the dark’ while trying to navigate the seemingly endless challenges that life can often present. This tour is Devin’s first North American run since March 2020. Watch the video for ‘Lightworker’ here: https://youtu.be/-udemfZRJrI
Animals as Leaders offer more than musicianship and proficiency - a focus on mood, texture, and emotive power elevating the material in a fascinatingly unique phenomenon. Led by Tosin Abasi, a guitarist the Chicago Tribune calls “one of the top ten guitarists of all time”, the prog-metal trio continue to blaze the trail as, “…one of the finest, most interesting units in modern music ” (MetalSucks). They released their latest album Parrhesia in March 2022. Watch the video for ‘Red Miso’ here:
Progressive metal pioneers & GRAMMY® Award winners Dream Theater— James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass), and Mike Mangini (Drums) — share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their 15 million records sold worldwide. The 1992 opus Images & Words received a gold certification and landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time.” Guitar World placed the follow-up Awake at #1 on “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.” 1996’s A Change of Seasons notably soundtracked NBC’s coverage of Downhill Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Fans voted the 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory the “Number One All-Time Progressive Rock Album” in a 2012 Rolling Stone poll. Not to mention, it ranked as the “15th Greatest Concept Album” by Classic Rock.2009 saw Black Clouds & Silver Linings crash the Billboard Top 200 at #6 as A Dramatic Turn of Events  and Dream Theater  maintained a three-peat in the chart’s Top 10. Consequence of Sound dubbed 2016’s The Astonishing, “An absolutely unique experience.” Beyond three platinum and two gold videos, the group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2019, the band continued to expand its audience when they released Distance Over Time to critical and commercial acclaim. On their 15th full-length and second studio release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, A View From The Top Of The World the band continue to challenge themselves and push their musical envelope – something they have done for over 30-years performing together.