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30 December 2013

Following the first leg of the European tour which starts on January 15, the Progressive Metal Titans and notable live act have announced details of the North American chapter.

Beginning in Toronto on March 20, the 'Along For The Ride' tour will run until April 26 in Mexico and cover 26 dates. Gold and Platinum VIP packages including Meet and Greet with the band and other exclusive items are available.

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The tour follows the release of the self-titled twelfth studio album which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing.

'Dream Theater' is the band's third consecutive American Top 10 album.

Watch the official video for the Grammy Nominated 'The Enemy Inside':

European dates:
Wed 15/1 Porto, Portugal Coliseum of Porto
Thu 16/1 Madrid, Spain Palacio Visalegre
Fri 17/1 Pamplona, Spain Anaitasuna
Sat 18/1 Barcelona, Spain St. Jordi Club
Mon 20/1 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
Tues 21/1 Florence, Italy Obihall
Wed 22/1 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Thu 23/1 Padova, Italy Geox Theatre
Sat 25/1 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Sun 26/1 Munich, Germany Zenith
Mon 27/1 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Wed 29/1 Prague, Czech Republic Tipsport Arena
Thu 30/1 Ludwigsburg, Germany Arena
Fri 31/1 Paris, France Zenith
Sat 1/2 Offenbach, Germany Stadthalle
Mon 3/2 Zagreb, Croatia Cibona
Tues 4/2 Ljubljana, Slovenia Small Tivoli
Wed 5/2 Katowice, Poland Spodek Hall
Fri 7/2 Bamberg, Germany Stechert Arena
Sat 8/2 Deinze, Belgium Brielpoort
Sun 9/2 Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall
Mon 10/2 Saarbrucken, Germany Saarlandhalle
Wed 12/2 Lille, France Aeronef
Thu 13/2 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Fri 14/2 London, UK Wembley Arena
Sat 15/2 Wolverhampton, UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mon 17/2 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
Tues 18/2 Dusseldorf, Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Thu 20/2 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer
Mon 24/2 Helsinki, Finland Icehall

North American Dates:
Mar 20 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Mar 21 Montreal, QC Bell Center
Mar 22 Quebec City, QC Pavillon de la Jeunesse
Mar 25 Boston, MA Opera House
Mar 27 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
Mar 28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Mar 30 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Mar 31 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Apr 1 Washington, DC Lincoln Theater
Apr 2 Pittsburgh, PA The Palace
Apr 4 Detroit, MI Fillmore
Apr 5 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Apr 6 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Apr 8 Minneapolis, MN Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Apr 9 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Apr 10 Denver, CO Paramount
Apr 12 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
Apr 15 Salem, OR Elsinore Theatre
Apr 17 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Apr 18 San Diego, CA Balboa Theater
Apr 19 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum
Apr 23 Monterrey, Mexico, Arena Monterrey
Apr 24 Mexico City, Mexico, Arena Cuidad de Mexico
Apr 26 Guadalajara, Mexico, Auditorio Telmex



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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