- Home /
- Events /
- Dream Theater
with Special guests Devin Townsend & Animals As Leaders
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. 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 with a tour that kicks off June 16th and includes a performance at San Jose Civic, Monday, July 24. Tickets for the San Jose Civic show are available via Ticketmaster, Friday, April 14, at 10AM.
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: https://youtu.be/gu-_kyU4dWk
- Monday, Jul 24 San Jose Civic