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dreamtheater aviewfromthetopoftheworldOn the heels of their recent third GRAMMY nomination and as their rescheduled North American tour kicks off next week on February 2nd, millions-selling progressive music titans DREAM THEATER are releasing another music video from their recently released 15th studio album ‘A View From The Top Of The World’. ‘Transcending Time’ is the fourth video released from the band’s latest album and is another CGI creation by long-time collaborator Wayne Joyner. The song has been a fan-favourite since the album was released and is the shortest track on the band’s latest album clocking in at 6:24 seconds. The performance showcases the band’s musical influences while being quintessential DREAM THEATER.

Recently, DREAM THEATER announced the rescheduled dates for their “Top Of The World Tour of North America”. The dates will now kick off next week in Mesa, AZ on February 2nd and run 7 weeks before ending in Austin, TX on March 21st. The tour will also make stops in Los Angeles, CA; Quebec, QC; New York, NY and Dallas, TX among others and will mark the first live performances of music from the band’s latest release ‘A View From The Top Of The World’. ARCH ECHO will be the opener on all dates in the United States and FALSET will be the opener on all of the dates in Canada. Information on tickets for all upcoming can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

DREAM THEATER are also set to return to Europe in April 2022, with TESSERACT just announced as main support for the UK dates, and label-mates DEVIN TOWNSEND joining them for the mainland European dates. This tour starts on the April 20th in Belfast and runs through to June 1st in Turkey.

DREAM THEATER celebrated the end of 2022 with the announcement of their third GRAMMY nomination for the song ‘The Alien’. The song is the album opener of ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ and was nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category and the category video can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWoJ4UYg3nX. The latest nomination follows their two previous nominations: one in 2013 in the “Best Metal Performance” category for ‘The Enemy Inside’ and one in 2011 in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for ‘On The Backs Of Angels’.

DREAM THEATER released ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ on October 22, 2022, 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 also shot to #1 on the iTunes Store Top Albums Metal chart, #1 on the Top Rock Albums, reached #4 on All Genres iTunes Top Albums and hit #2 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Rock (CD format) only to be topped by THE BEATLES reissue of ‘Let It Be’ on release day. DREAM THEATER released 3 music videos from the album so far: an animated video for album opener ‘The Alien’ (https://youtu.be/V462IsOV3js), a video for the first official single ‘Invisible Monster’ (https://youtu.be/s0Wmg7Tq4Pk), and a frenetic, high-definition CGI marvel from long-time collaborator Wayne Joyner for ‘Awaken The Master’ (https://youtu.be/zeOkeoXyt-4). ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ is available everywhere music is sold and streamed and is also available for order here: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/AViewFromTheTopOfTheWorld.

DREAM THEATER - comprised of James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Mangini - was in the middle of a sold-out world tour in support of their last release ‘Distance Over Time’ and the 20th anniversary of ‘Scenes From A Memory’ when a Global Pandemic brought the world to a stop. The musicians found themselves at home with LaBrie in Canada and the rest of the group in the States. As fate would have it, they’d just finished construction on DTHQ (Dream Theater Headquarters) - a combination live recording studio, rehearsal space, control room, equipment storage, and creative hive. With LaBrie in Canada, he initially wrote with the band via ZOOM on a monitor in DTHQ. In March 2021, he flew down to New York, quarantined, and recorded his vocals face-to-face with Petrucci. The album ultimately threaded together lean and uncompromising hooks with tried-and-true technical proficiency.

The video for ‘Transcending Time’ can be seen here:


The track listing for ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ is:
01. The Alien (9:32)
02. Answering The Call (7:35)
03. Invisible Monster (6:31)
04. Sleeping Giant (10:05)
05. Transcending Time (6:25)
06. Awaken The Master (9:47)
07. A View From The Top Of The World (20:24)

Progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations and 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’ [2011] and ‘Dream Theater’ [2013] 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.


Source: Press Release

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