A Dramatic Turn of Events Tour

A Dramatic Tour of Events
Tour by Dream Theater

Dream Theater

The official poster of the tour promoting the show in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Location Europe, North America, Asia, Central and South America
Associated album A Dramatic Turn of Events
Start date July 4, 2011
End date September 1, 2012
Legs 6
No. of shows

45 in Europe
53 in North America
10 in Asia
13 in Central and South America
121 total

3 Cancellations
2 Postponements
Dream Theater concert chronology

A Dramatic Tour of Events was a worldwide tour by the North American progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater, promoting their eleventh studio album.[1] It was band's first tour with the new drummer Mike Mangini, who replaced Mike Portnoy after his sudden departure from the band in September 2010. The tour began July 4, 2011 in Rome, Italy and concluded September 1, 2012 in Brasília, Brazil.[2] Unlike the two tours prior, Dream Theater did not tour Australia.

The tour started with a "warm-up" leg in Europe that included a variety of summer festivals and a short number of own shows. On August 1, 2011, near the end of the first leg, Dream Theater's current label, Roadrunner Records, announced new tour dates for North America. The band toured with the American metal band and label partner, Trivium. Trivium appeared on most of the dates until Grand Prairie. The Following shows were supported by guitar virtuoso Andy McKee.[3] The Second European leg was supported by Periphery on all dates. The Asian leg was again on the capable hands of Andy McKee. On April 13, 2012, Dream Theater announced a second North American leg to start on June 15 in Rochester, New York. Supporting act starting on the Columbus show towards the end of the tour was Crimson ProjeKct. On June 9, 2012, it was announced a South American Leg with "an evening with" format with longer sets. It was Dream Theater's debut in Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador. This Leg marked the end of promotion to A Dramatic Turn of Events, being the final leg of this extensive World tour.

On April 23, 2012 it was announced by the guitarist John Petrucci, during an interview to Artisan News, that a live DVD was on the plans of the band for this tour but refused to give further details. On July 6, 2012 it was reported by Blabbermouth.net, and later confirmed by the band, that the two live Shows scheduled to 19 and 20 of August in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Luna Park would be filmed for a future live DVD and Blu-ray release in 2013. The release date for the DVD, Blu-ray and CD was November 5, 2013.[4][5]


European Summer Tour 2011

The 2011 summer European setlists included some or most of the following songs (not always in the same order):

North American Fall Tour 2011

The 2011 fall American setlist included some or most of the following songs (alternating each night between the "or"s)

European Winter Tour 2012 and Asian Tour

The winter 2012 European and the Asian setlist included the following songs:

North American Summer Tour 2012

The 2012 North American Summer Tour introduced two songs never played before: Lost Not Forgotten and This Is The Life. It was also the first leg that not included a drum solo on the regular set. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Images and Words on July 7, Pull me Under and Another Day were added to the set on the encore at the show in Austin. Also, the second night in Huntington, New York contained Liquid Tension Experiment's Paradigm Shift with Tony Levin on Bass guitar and King Crimson's classic 21st Century Schizoid Man on the encore with Tony Levin on Bass guitar, Adrian Belew on Guitar and Pat Mastelloto on Drums. That show also contained the song To Live Forever. Setlists included the following songs:

Central and South American Tour

The Central and South American setlist included the following songs:

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: Europe

(Included Festival and own dates with supporting acts such as Gamma Ray, Anathema, Against The Wall, Amplifier, Eden's Curse and Fates Warning)

4 July 2011 Rome Italy Capannelle Racecourse
5 July 2011 Villafranca di Verona Castello Scaligero
6 July 2011 Zürich Switzerland Komplex 457
8 July 2011 Metz France Sonisphere Festival
9 July 2011 Loreley Germany Night of the Prog Festival
10 July 2011 Weert Netherlands Bospop
12 July 2011 Moscow Russia Crocus City Hall
14 July 2011 Kyiv Ukraine Palace of Sports
16 July 2011 Madrid Spain Sonisphere Festival
17 July 2011 Porto Portugal Coliseu do Porto
19 July 2011 Tel Aviv Israel Tel Aviv Convention Center
22 July 2011 Leeds England Leeds Academy
23 July 2011 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
24 July 2011 London High Voltage Festival
27 July 2011 Vienna Austria Gasometer
28 July 2011 Katowice Poland Spodek
29 July 2011 Mala Skala Czech Republic Benatska Noc Festival
31 July 2011 Lokeren Belgium Lokerse Festival
2 August 2011 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
4 August 2011 Székesfehérvár Hungary Fezen Festival
Leg 2: North America (with Trivium)
24 September 2011 San Francisco United States The Warfield
25 September 2011 Los Angeles Nokia Theater
27 September 2011 Seattle Moore Theatre
28 September 2011 Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
30 September 2011 Salt Lake City United States Kingsbury Hall
2 October 2011 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre
3 October 2011 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
4 October 2011 Pittsburgh Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
6 October 2011 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
7 October 2011 Montreal Place des Arts
8 October 2011 Quebec City Pavillon de la Jeunesse
10 October 2011 Boston United States Orpheum Theatre
11 October 2011 Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center
12 October 2011 New York City Beacon Theatre
15 October 2011 Albany The Palace Theater
16 October 2011 Philadelphia Merriam Theater
17 October 2011 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
19 October 2011 Atlanta The Tabernacle
21 October 2011 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Amphitheater
22 October 2011 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
23 October 2011 Orlando Universal Studios, Hard Rock Live
25 October 2011 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
26 October 2011 Austin Bass Concert Hall
27 October 2011 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
1 December 2011 San Diego Balboa Theatre [A]
2 December 2011 Anaheim The Grove [A]
4 December 2011 Mesa Ikeda Theater [A]
7 December 2011 Monterrey Mexico Banamex Auditorium [A]
9 December 2011 Guadalajara (Cancelled) Teatro Diana
10 December 2011 Mexico City National Auditorium [A]
Leg 3: Europe (with Periphery[6])
23 January 2012 Helsinki Finland Ice Hall
25 January 2012 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
26 January 2012 Oslo Norway Valhall
27 January 2012 Copenhagen Denmark Valby Hallen
29 January 2012 Poznań Poland Hala Arena
30 January 2012 Berlin Germany Columbialle
1 February 2012 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
2 February 2012 Düsseldorf Germany Mistubishi Electric-Halle
3 February 2012 Paris France Le Zénith
5 February 2012 Hanover Germany AWD Hall
6 February 2012 Offenbach Stadthalle Offenbach
8 February 2012 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
9 February 2012 Manchester England O2 Apollo
10 February 2012 London Wembley Arena
12 February 2012 Luxembourg (Postponed to February 29) Luxembourg Rockhal
Los Angeles United States Staples Center (The band attended to the 2012 Grammy Awards Ceremony)
13 February 2012 Stuttgart (Postponed to February 15 in a different venue) Germany Liederhalle
14 February 2012 Bülach Switzerland Stadthalle
15 February 2012 Stuttgart (Rescheduled) Germany Hegelsaal
17 February 2012 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
18 February 2012 Vienna Austria Gasometer
20 February 2012 Pordenone Italy Palasport
21 February 2012 Assago Mediolanum Forum
22 February 2012 Perugia Palaevangelisti
24 February 2012 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
25 February 2012 Madrid Palacio Vistalegre
26 February 2012 Lisbon Portugal Coliseu dos Recreios
29 February 2012 Luxembourg (Rescheduled) Luxembourg Rockhal
Leg 4: Asia (with Andy McKee)
19 April 2012 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
21 April 2012 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium
23 April 2012 Osaka Japan Orix Theater
24 April 2012 Tokyo Shibuya-AX
26 April 2012 Fukuoka Fukuoka Civic Hall
28 April 2012 Nagoya Aichi Arts Center
30 April 2012 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
2 May 2012 Singapore Singapore Kallang Theatre
4 May 2012 Beijing (Cancelled) China Century Theatre
6 May 2012 Taipei Taiwan Taipei University Auditorium
8 May 2012 Bangkok Thailand Thunder Dome
Leg 5: North America (With Crimson ProjeKct starting in Columbus)
15 June 2012 Rochester United States Main Street Armory (with Dark Day Sunday)
16 June 2012 Montebello Canada D-Tox Rockest (one-off festival date)
17 June 2012 Lewiston United States Artpark (with Dark Day Sunday)
19 June 2012 Columbus Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
21 June 2012 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
22 June 2012 Detroit The Fillmore Detroit
23 June 2012 Chicago Chicago Theatre
25 June 2012 Cincinnati Taft Theatre
27 June 2012 Minneapolis State Theatre
28 June 2012 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
1 July 2012 San Francisco Warfield Theatre
2 July 2012 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
3 July 2012 Anaheim The Grove
5 July 2012 El Paso Chavez Theatre
6 July 2012 San Antonio Majestic Theater
7 July 2012 Austin ACL Live at The Moody Theater
9 July 2012 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
12 July 2012 Richmond The National
13 July 2012 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
14 July 2012 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
16 July 2012 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
18 July 2012 Huntington Paramount Theater
19 July 2012
21 July 2012 Chester (Cancelled) Harrah's Philadelphia
Atlantic City (Rescheduled) Caesars Atlantic City
Leg 6: Central and South America
8 August 2012 Guatemala City Guatemala Forum Mundo E
10 August 2012 San Salvador El Salvador Anfiteatro Cifco
12 August 2012 San José Costa Rica Palacio de los deportes
15 August 2012 Bogotá Colombia Palacio de los deportes
17 August 2012 Córdoba Argentina La Usina
19 August 2012 Buenos Aires Luna Park
20 August 2012
22 August 2012 Santiago Chile Espacio Riesco
24 August 2012 Porto Alegre Brazil Pepsi on Stage
26 August 2012 São Paulo Credicard Hall
29 August 2012 Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall
30 August 2012 Rio de Janeiro Citibank Hall
1 September 2012 Brasília Espaço Ulysses Guimarães


  • A. ^ The noted events are without Trivium during the first North American leg. Thus, the supporting act was Andy McKee.


December 9 Show in Guadalajara, Mexico had been cancelled due to logistical troubles. To accommodate the band's attendance at the 2012 Grammy Awards Ceremony, Stuttgart and Luxembourg shows had been moved to February 15 and 29 of 2012, respectively. Due to legal issues involving authorizations to enter the country, Beijing show planned to May 4 was cancelled on April 23. The show in Chester, Pennsylvania scheduled for July 21, 2012 was also canceled and rescheduled for the same date on Caesars Palace in Atlantic City.


as of July 2012

Album Song Times
When Dream and Day Unite (1989) "Ytse Jam" 49
"A Fortune in Lies" 59
Images and Words (1992) "Under a Glass Moon" 35
"Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper" 29
"Learning to Live" 8
"Pull Me Under" 28
"Surrounded" 59
"Wait for Sleep" 32
"Another Day" 1
Awake (1994) "Caught in a Web" 34
"The Silent Man" 36
"6:00" 59
Falling into Infinity (1997) "Peruvian Skies" 20
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999) "Through My Words" 49
"Fatal Tragedy" 49
"The Spirit Carries On" 59
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002) "The Great Debate" 27
"War Inside My Head" 59
"The Test That Stumped Them All" 59
Train of Thought (2003) "Endless Sacrifice" 49
"As I Am" 15
Octavarium (2005) "These Walls" 49
"The Root of All Evil" 48
Systematic Chaos (2007) "Forsaken" 35
"The Dark Eternal Night" 35
Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009) "The Count of Tuscany" 17
A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011) "On the Backs of Angels" 108
"Build Me Up, Break Me Down" 64
"Lost Not Forgotten" 24
"This Is the Life" 24
"Bridges in the Sky" 88
"Outcry" 55
"Far from Heaven" 32
"Breaking All Illusions" 88
"Beneath the Surface" 36


Opening acts

Trivium (North America 2011):

Periphery (Europe 2012):

Crimson ProjeKCt (North America 2012):


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