DREAM THEATER EARN SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION, THIS TIME FOR “BEST METAL PERFORMANCE” FOR “THE ENEMY INSIDE” FROM THEIR CURRENT SELF-TITLED WORLDWIDE SMASH ALBUM
BAND TO LAUNCH MASSIVE HEADLINING WORLD TOUR JANUARY 15 IN EUROPE BEFORE REACHING NORTH AMERICA IN MARCH
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 worldwide smash 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.
DREAM THEATER has expressed their excitement over the Grammy news in this group statement: “We are all incredibly honored and excited about being nominated for a Grammy this year! News of our first nomination two years ago was amazing and now to be nominated for a second time is just mind blowing! We’re so proud to be included in such an awesome group of bands and extremely grateful to all the academy members who voted for us. To us the acknowledgment, affirmation and recognition of progressive music by the Grammys is especially meaningful and rewarding for us. Best of luck to all the nominees--and thank you once again!!”
The band’s current DREAM THEATER album made a spectacular debut at #1 onBillboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. This marks the acclaimed group's third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw DREAM THEATER making top 5 chart debuts in Japan,Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well astop 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia.
With founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki(Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, DREAM THEATER marks a brilliant new chapter for the band. Rolling Stone touted the collection as “...the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire exclaimed that “Dream Theater pushes the envelope into (a) new musical dimension, a cosmic realm reserved for the best.”
DREAM THEATER will tour in support of the new album, visiting 30 cities in 16 countries. The tour starts in Europe January 15 and runs through March 2, including two shows in Russia. Next, the band will tour North America beginning in March--full details will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, Live At Luna Park--the new DVD released November 5 via Eagle Rock Entertainment entered at #1 on Soundscan Music DVD chart. Live At Luna Parkis available on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, and a Deluxe Edition (which includes a 60-page hardback photobook, Blu-ray, 2DVDs, and 3CDs)