DISTANCE OVER TIME IS THE FORMULA FOR DREAM THEATER’S SUCCESS ON THE U.S. CHARTS
Mar 06 2019
Latest Album Lands at #5 on the Top Current Album and
#24 on the Billboard 200 Amid Worldwide Critical Acclaim
Band To Embark on The Distance Over Time Tour
of North America Beginning March 2019
The world has now had a chance to experience the latest release, Distance Over Time, from two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater, and the 14th studio album has stormed the US charts in its first week. After landing at the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart the day it was released, the album has gone on to be an instant classic among fans and critics alike. The album landed at #5 on the Top Current Album Chart and debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200. It also found a home at #2 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Rock Chart. The band also garnered over 10 million total streams for Distance Over Time through release week, a career high for the band in the streaming age. The latest addition to Dream Theater’s impressive catalog is now available to purchase in various configurations at: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistanceOverTime.
Distance Over Time has yielded Dream Theater immense critical praise around the world. Numerous outlets have called this band’s best work in years. AllMusic recently stated “Dream Theater reaffirm their identity on Distance Over Time, displaying a collective hunger, abundant energy, creativity, and musical (re)discovery.” PopMatters declared, “While any other band’s 14th studio album might start to reveal fatigue, Dream Theater balances polish, consistency, musical excellence, and excitement on Distance Over Time.” Consequence Of Sound recently praised the album in a review headline claiming: “Dream Theater Capture Old Magic on Distance Over Time.” Blabbermouth referred to it as “…a redemptive metallic treasure…” and Canada’s BangerTV might have summed it up best when their reviewer stated, “It’s just prog geniuses making another master class album for all other musicians like myself to basically cry because we can’t be as good.”
Recently, the band released their first official single from the latest release “Paralyzed.” The song is quintessential Dream Theater and showcases the band’s unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship all at a radio-friendly running time of 4:18. The song is currently at Active Rock and Metal radio and has been streamed over one million times on Spotify in less than a month. Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for “Fall Into The Light”, created the animated video for the song that is almost at one million views. The video for “Paralyzed” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/C7m7l8iqGAk.
Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over Time Tour of North America kicks off on March 20, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will run for seven weeks before wrapping up in Mexico City on May 4, 2019. Select European festival dates for the summer are already announced with more dates being added and announced in the near future. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.
Progressive metal pioneers 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 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  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. On its 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s Dream Theater at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive.
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