Source: Blabbermouth.net

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour. The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico). Presale tickets will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, December 18, with general onsale for select dates starting at 10:00 AM ET on Friday, December 20.

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci commented: “We are all really pumped and excited to bring our new live show to North America and to take all of our amazing fans ‘Along For The Ride’!

“Returning to the ‘An Evening With’ format will enable us to deliver the best DREAM THEATER live experience yet with time for lots of music, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.

“With this tour, our goal is for you to be able to step into the world of DREAM THEATER from the moment you enter the venue.

“We hope to create an intense and stimulating night both musically and visually and have prepared some really cool things this time around.

“Well be premiering some songs we’ve never played live before, as well as featured tracks from our latest self-titled release and plenty of classic DREAM THEATER songs for all of our long time and hardcore fans.

“We are all looking forward to a great night of music and super-psyched to kick it all off!”

“Along For The Ride” tour dates:

Mar. 20 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Mar. 21 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
Mar. 25 – Boston, MA – Opera House
Mar. 27 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
Mar. 28 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Apr. 01 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
Apr. 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Palace
Apr. 04 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Apr. 05 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Apr. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Apr. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Apr. 09 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Apr. 10 – Denver, CO – Paramount
Apr. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr. 15 – Salem, OR – Elsinore Theatre
Apr. 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Apr. 18 – Riverside, CA – Fox PAC
Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum
Apr. 23 – Mexico City, MX – Arena Ciudad De Mexico
Apr. 25 – Monterrey, MX – Arena Monterrey
Apr. 26 – Guadalajara, MX – Auditorio Telmex

DREAM THEATER‘s spirit of adventure and fearless musical virtuosity continues to reap dividends for the progressive metal titans who’ve just earned their second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best Metal Performance” for their single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled album on Roadrunner Records. The band — John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards & continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) — received its first-ever Grammy nomination in 2012 for “On The Backs Of Angels” (from their “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” album) in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category.

The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.